Jitendra Singh launches “ One Week One Lab” event at CSIR-IICT in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh launched the “One Week One Lab” event at CSIR-IICT (Indian Institute of Chemical Technology) here on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitender Singh said that CSIR has 37 labs spread across the country. All CSIR labs work in coordination with each other, discussing their research ideas as this could lead to quality research output and limit overlap of research effort making it more cost effective.

The Union Minister also suggested that an integration amongst labs, public & private Research & Development labs and Industry for effective utilisation of resources.

Dr Jitender Singh said “ We need to stress on I in CSIR and the founders of CSIR realised the importance of Industry at that point of time. CSIR-IICT can set a model for other labs to follow.

Hyderabad offers tradition with technology, culture with chemistry, Nizam with new India and all these footprints can be found in this institute,” he added.

AIMCO Pesticides Limited Chairman Pravin Dave requested for continued cooperation to the farming community and aid development of the Indian pesticide industry.

Dr MSN Reddy, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director – MSN Group of Companies, said the Indian Pharma industry is expected to touch the 130 billion mark by 2030 and India ranks 3rd in formulations.

Dr Krishna Ella, Executive Chairman, M/s Bharat Biotech International Limited said, we performed extremely well in reverse engineering in the field of pharma and now we must be able to take some risk to move to the next level.

Earlier, in his welcome address, CSIR-IICT Director Dr D Srinivasa Reddy said “Our rich pool of scientists with expertise in broad ranging research areas combined with and good business development strategies is driving CSIR-IICT towards making India Atmanirbhar Bharat in chemical technologies.

We are setting up a biorefinery demonstration plant to produce green H2 (150 KLD) using solid waste associated with multiple bio-based products with decentralized and captive applications.

I request industry participation including startups present here to take advantage of CSIR technologies and I assure you we together can achieve ambitious Atmanirbhar Bharat,” he added.

On the occasion, CSIR-IICT signed three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs)– M/s Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited, M/s Granules India Limited and M/s Aragen & M/s Kewaunee LabWay India Private Limited in the presence of Jitendra Singh.

Dr Singh also inaugurated the archives and posters, products, demonstration exhibition to students and general public.

Earlier, the Union Minister also participated in industry meets that included MSMEs, Start Ups and Industry leaders.

The week-long :One Week One Lab activities including Industry meet, International women’s day, Kisan Mela & Technologies for society, Researcher’s conclave and Students-Scientists connect, Science communication and Ethics in science and will be open to all sections of people including stakeholders, general public and students.

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