Published On: Wed, Mar 10th, 2010

CII – IIT council to foster innovations

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In order to make India a global hub of excellence in cross disciplinary higher education of as well as in Industrial R&D in the 21st century through Industry-Academia collaborations, CII and all IITs have formed CII-IIT Council.

Directors of 13 IITs and key industry captains of CII National Council are the members of this newly constituted council. In the first meeting of the Council, three very important initiatives have been launched. The first initiative is to come out with a yearly compendium of IIT-Industry successful collaborative projects and celebrate the same in a yearly convention to provide necessary recognition and rewards to inspire others.

The second initiative that was launched was Industrial Technology & Innovation Mission for design and development of new products and solutions. This mission will involve creation of a pool of willing industry (with a special emphasis on MSMEs) who will invest in product development, future technologies, technologies to overcome national and global challenges. The council has also decided to develop a roadmap for 21st Century Innovation University being contemplated by the Government of India.

Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman-CII National Committee on Technology and innovation and Chairman & CEO,HCL Infosystems Ltd. Chaired the first meeting of the council. All the members felt that this initiative will provide necessary thrust for India to leapfrog towards innovation driven Economy.