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NRDC Signed MOUs with APSSDC & APSCHE to Promote Skill Development & Innovation

New Delhi, 13 September 2020: The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) an enterprise of Department of Scientific& Industrial Research under Ministry of Science & Technology Govt. of India promotes Intellectual Property, Innovation, Incubation, Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship, Skill Development and Startups across the country. NRDC has a repository of more than 3000 innovative proof of concept tested technologies in all most all areas of industry sectors suitable for implementation by to Entrepreneurs, Startups, MSMEs and large Companies.

NRDC entered in to Memorandum of Understanding with AP State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) to promote quality research and innovation in all the Universities in Andhra Pradesh. The MOU was signed by Dr. Hanumanthu Purushotham CMD, NRDC and Dr B Sudheer Prem Kumar Council Secretary. Under this MOU, NRDC conducts IPR training programs to researchers,faculty, file patents, facilitate commercialization of  the university patents to industry, provide all the support  required to set up IPR Cells, innovation& incubation Centres in university campuses to promote student  and faculty startups,  like networking,handholding ,mentoring and connecting them to the national startup ecosystem including venture capitalists and government funding agencies.This would give a big boost to create research & innovation ecosystem in the university, which is the need of the hour as per New Education Policy 2020 Said Dr H Purushotham.

To strengthen further the initiatives of the AP State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC), NRDC entered in to an MOU with APSSDC .The MOU was signed by Dr H Purushotham Chairman& Managing Director NRDC and DrArja Srikanth MD&CEO of APSSDC virtually in presence of APSSDC Chairman Challa Madhusudhan Reddy. Dr. H. Purushotham CMD, NRDC said, the partnership between NRDC and APSSDC would promote implementation of Skill India Program and strengthens  APSSDC efforts  in implementing various components of Skill Development by leveraging the NRDC’s, national and international experience in skill development, vast resources, networks  and  innovative technologies available with it in promoting particularly rural entrepreneurship.DrPurushotham further said AP is a leading state in the country in promoting skills in the youth and establishing many skill schools, colleges including establishing a skill university in line with the government of India Skill India Mission.

During the MOU signing ceremony Dr. Purushotham has highlighted that NRDC has partnered with many leading  organization in AP State like Andhra Medical Technology Zone (AMTZ),AP  Innovation Society (APIS), AP Food Processing Society (APFPS)  and many leading universities and institutions like IIPE etc.and contributing immensely for the socio-economic development of the State.