The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) an enterprise of Department of Scientific & Industrial Research under Ministry of Science & Technology Govt. of India has entered into MoUs with two Andhra Pradesh based organizations i.e. APSCHE and APSSDC.
NRDC’s CMD, Dr H Purushotham stated that the Memorandum of Understanding with AP State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) aims to promote quality research and innovation in all the Universities in Andhra Pradesh.
Under this MOU, NRDC will conduct IPR training programs for researchers, faculty, file patents, facilitate commercialization of the university patents to industry and provide all the support required to set up IPR Cells, innovation& incubation Centres in university campuses.
This will also help students and startups in networking, handholding, mentoring and connecting them to the national startup ecosystem including venture capitalists and government funding agencies.
This is being done to give a big boost to the research & innovation ecosystem in Andhra Pradesh, which is also in sync with the New Education Policy 2020 said Dr H Purushotham.
The MOU with APSCHE was signed by Dr Hanumanthu Purushotham CMD NRDC and Dr B Sudheer Prem Kumar Council Secretary.
NRDC also entered into a MoU with the AP State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC).
The partnership with APSSDC Dr H Purushotham said would promote implementation of Skill India Program and strengthen APSSDC efforts in implementing various components of Skill Development by leveraging the NRDC’s national and international experience in skill development while also utilize its vast resources and networks in promoting rural entrepreneurship.
The MoU with APSSDC was signed by Dr H Purushotham Chairman& Managing Director NRDC and Dr Arja Srikanth MD&CEO of APSSDC virtually in presence of APSSDC Chairman Mr. Challa Madhusudhan Reddy.
NRDC has a repository of more than 3000 innovative proof of concept tested technologies across industry sectors.