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The National Research Development Corp. (NRDC) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL) have partnered to establish an innovation-cum-incubation centre with external private funding to promote start-ups in the emerging area of aerospace technologies.
Under this programme, start-ups in the area of aerospace engineering would be incubated, mentored and supported for product and prototype development and their validation.
“It is a historical day as NRDC and CSIR-NAL forged an innovative partnership to promote start-ups in the niche high tech area of aerospace engineering and this partnership may pave a way for establishing innovation-cum-incubation centres in other CSIR laboratories which are working in different thematic areas,” said Dr. H Purushotham, Chief Managing Director, NRDC.
Dr. Purushotham added that this partnership will help to create employment opportunities.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Purushotham and Dr. Jitendra J Jadhav, Director, CSIR-NAL and was exchanged by the representatives of both the organisations in the presence of Dr. Shekhar C Mande, Secretary Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and Director General CSIR, R Vaidheeswaran, Joint Secretary, DSIR and other senior officials of CSIR and NAL at CSIR headquarters in New Delhi.