• Foster multidisciplinary translational research and communication
  • Create a database on various technologies being developed
  • Mining research and technology needs of the industry
  • Support innovative research and entrepreneurship
  • Refining technologies by networking and collaboration with institutions, incubators, and industry
  • Bridge the gap between academia and industry in order to move conceptualization to commercialization

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Nitte University Technology Enabling Centre (DST NU-TEC) is one among the 10 centres established at the national level. DST has provided the support for setting up state-of-art networking equipment and infrastructural facilities to the centre.

Vision and Mission

  1. Be a centre of excellence addressing socio-economic needs of the country to revitalize the economy of the nation
  2. Promote innovation and translating academic research to technology
  3. Establish network and collaborative community of researchers, entrepreneurs and industrialists


ICMR Training Programme on Foodborne diseases

10. Dr. Iddya Karunasagar Participated as Key note speaker at the ICMR Training Programme on Foodborne diseases organized at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata on March 28. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for investigation of foodborne diseases edited by a team led by Dr. Iddya Karunasagar was released by the Director General of ICMR, Dr. Balaram Bhargava in the presence of Additional Director General, Dr. Samiran Panda

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The three-day national conference on virology titled ‘VIROCON-2021’ was held during 26-28th march 2022. The conference with the theme ‘Emerging and Re-emerging Viral Diseases - Climate Change Impacts and Mitigation’ was conducted by the department of Microbiology at AIIMS-Bibinagar under the aegis of Indian Virological Society. Prof Dr Iddya Karunasagar, National Advisory Committee member IVS, was awarded the highest oration award – Shyama Prasad Raychaudhuri oration Award or his lifetime achievement in Virology. Prof Dr Indrani Karunasagar, Vice President (Veterinary Virology), IVS chaired the session in Joint Symposium: “Climate Change: Impact on human life, livestock & crops. that had lead lectures in Aquatic Virology.

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Interactive session with Agro-industry

Nitte University DST Technology Enabling Center in collaboration with Agriinnovate of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India organized an interactive session with Agro-industry on March 18, 2022. Dr. Sudha Mysore, Chief Executive Officer, Agrinnovate was the Chief Guest. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sudha Mysore explained how Agrinnovate acts as an interface between various institutions under the National Agricultural Research System, which includes research institutes under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and State Agricultural universities on one side and the stakeholders of agricultural sector like farmers, agro-industry operators, postharvest and food processing industries. She explained the process of technology development that would benefit farmers, processors and agro-industries, evaluation of the technologies and commercialization. Dr. Sudha Mysore presented examples to agri-technologies that have been commercialized through Agrinnovate. These include biofertilisers, agri-industry related technologies like dairy and food technologies, disease diagnostics and vaccines. Agrinnovate has also created incubation facilities where companies wanting to scale up or field test technologies could do this in collaboration with ICAR institutions or Universities. Dr. M.N. Moodithaya, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Nitte University, delivering the presidential address highlighted the need to focus on novel technologies as the global situation is moving towards knowledge economy. He indicated that higher educational institutions need to move towards not only imparting technical skills, but also business skills and managerial competencies that are essential for young entrepreneurs and Startups as they move towards technology commercialization. In this direction, the Nitte University is making strides through the DST funded Technology Enabling Center, which is connecting academic institutions with entreprenuers to facilitate and enable technology development and commercialization. Dr (Mrs) Indrani Karunasagar, Director DST Technology Enabling Center explained the genesis of DST Center at Nitte University and how the Center is handholding academic institutions and entrepreneurs. Dr. Iddya Karunasagar, Advisor, Research and Patents explained the need for multidisciplinary approach for technology development how DST Technology Enabling Center could contribute to bringing together different institutions with complementary expertise. Dr. Mamatha from Nitte University Center for Science Education and Research proposed the vote of thanks. Ms Akshatha from DST TEC compered the programme.

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