CSIR-IMMT gets a technology development center, soon to get a new avatar
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (CSIR-IMMT), Bhubaneswar could play a major role in exploring the valuable deposits under the deep blue sea water. For this, the CSIR-IMMT needs to be expanded for which a joint task force will soon be set up.
Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh briefed on Saturday after the inauguration of the Joint Research and Technology Development Center (CRTDH), High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM), polymetallic nodules (PMN) and field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) in the CSIR-IMMT.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been emphasizing ‘blue economy’ recently. CSIR-IMMT has the potential to explore the underwater treasure and find ways to use it to strengthen the economy,” observed Singh.
Director of CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar, Dr S Basu said, “We have opened facilities for High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM), Polymetallic Nodule (PMN) and Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM). More importantly, the Joint Center for Research and Technological Development (CRTDH) has been opened to help MSMEs. »
The Joint Center for Research and Technological Development (CRTDH), established by the joint effort of CSIR-IMMT and the Directorate of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) of the central government, will provide technological solutions to mentor entrepreneurs/startups and facilitate the incubation of startups. Its main objective is to nurture and promote innovations in MSMEs and provide them with knowledge-based support in the field of chemical materials and processes.