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Tata Steel Partners With IIT Bhubaneswar REP To Drive Innovation

In a move aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, Tata Steel recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the IIT Bhubaneswar Research and Entrepreneurship Park (REP). This partnership signifies a strategic alignment between industry and academia to explore avenues for mutual growth and development.

Exploring Collaborative Opportunities

Under the terms of the agreement, Tata Steel and IIT Bhubaneswar REP, a company promoted by IIT Bhubaneswar, are set to embark on a journey of collaboration across various domains. These include:

  • Materials Processing and Modelling: Delving into advanced techniques and methodologies to enhance materials processing efficiency and optimize production processes.
  • Energy and Environment: Undertaking joint research efforts to address challenges related to energy consumption, environmental sustainability, and eco-friendly practices within the steel industry.
  • Low Carbon Steel Production and Circular Economy: Pioneering initiatives aimed at reducing carbon footprint, promoting circular economy principles, and developing sustainable steel-making practices.

Endorsement from Industry Leaders

  • Tata Steel, in a statement, expressed enthusiasm regarding the partnership and its potential to drive innovation in the steel sector.
  • T V Narendran, CEO & MD of Tata Steel, emphasized the significance of collaboration in co-creating solutions for sustainable steel-making and advanced materials.
  • He highlighted the role of startups, particularly those led by Indian youth, in fueling innovation and praised the government’s support in nurturing innovative ideas within academic and research institutions.

Government Backing and Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • The MoU signing took place during the 100-Cube Start-up conclave, underscoring the government’s commitment to fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems and promoting technological advancements.
  • Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, graced the occasion, reaffirming the government’s support for initiatives aimed at harnessing Odisha’s entrepreneurial spirit and driving India towards technological prowess and innovation.

Building a Stronger Ecosystem

  • Tata Steel’s collaboration with IIT Bhubaneswar REP extends beyond research initiatives to encompass technology transfer and support for the startup ecosystem.
  • This partnership builds upon previous collaborations between the company and the institute, particularly in the realm of battery research.
  • By leveraging each other’s strengths and resources, Tata Steel and IIT Bhubaneswar REP aspire to catalyze innovation, drive sustainable growth, and contribute to the advancement of the steel industry and beyond.

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