• 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



Nitte (DU), in association with AIC Nitte Incubation Centre, organized 3-day Nitte health care Innovation hackathon between 5-7 My 2023 to provide a platform for students, researchers, innovators, healthcare professionals, & startups to develop innovative solutions for clinical challenges. The hackathon was conducted under various categories; digital solutions in health care delivery, novel approaches for infection control and patient handling, devices and tools for better health outcomes, diagnostics and tools for early detection of health problems, nutrition and environment for better health. The participants presented their ideas through posters/product demonstrations followed by interaction and networking on 05 May 2023 at Nitte Engineering college campus. The inauguration of the hackathon was conducted at the Paneer campus on 06 May 2023 and was inaugurated by Dr Vishal Rao, Regional Director, HCG hospital, Bengaluru. Dr AP Achar, CEO, Atal Incubation Centre, Nitte, Dr G Sriniketan, Chair, Institution Innovation Council Nitte (DU), graced the occasion. Dr Hardik Pandya, Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Dr Advay Aundhekar, founder of Docsy Doctor and health-tech, were the eminent speakers of the day. Dr Indrani Karunasagar welcomed the gathering and introduced the guest to the audience. Prof Dr Iddya Karunasagar, Advisor (Research and Patents), explained the significance of the day. Dr Vishal Rao detailed his journey to invent a voice box an indigenous innovative solution to cater the victims of oral cancer who lost their voice and motivated the participants to think out of the box to find creative and innovative solutions to the problems. Dr Hardik Pandya explained his cutting-edge research in the field of medicine with the use of micro-nano-technology. He discussed on development sensor-based medical devices, body fluid profiles to diagnose various clinical conditions, minimally invasive tools, electronic systems in the clinical setting, drug screening, and smart microchips for healthcare. Dr Advay Aundhekar detailed his journey to becoming a start-up. He advised the participants to believe in their potential and to take their innovative ideas to start-up.

Last updated: 2023-05-17 10:23:39

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An awareness session on patent registration process was organized for Startups in association with Atal Incubation Center, Nitte University on Feb 9. Since Startups from outstation wanted to participate, AIC wanted to have this session online using zoom. Dr. Iddya Karunasagar, Advisor, research and Patents was the resource person. 41 participants joined this zoom session. During the session, Dr. Iddya Karunasagar explained about prior art search and patentability assessment before starting the process. Information on online free and subscribed tools available for prior art search was provided to the participants. He then elaborated on filing provisional patent and filing complete specifications within twelve months. The process of filing international patent under the provisions of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PTC) was also explained. The costs involved in filing patents and special concessions available for Startups and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) were also explained. There were number of questions from startups that were clarified by the resource person.

Last updated: 2023-03-13 03:54:00

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A meeting of patent applicants of Health Sciences institutions of Nitte University was held on 21 Aug 2023 at Chintana Hall, KS Hegde Hospital, Mangalore. About 20 patent applicants attended the meeting. Dr. Indrani Karunasagar, Director, DST TEC welcomed all the participants and highlighted the need to commercialise patents. Dr. M.S. Moodithaya, Vice Chancellor emphasized that this meeting was to create more awareness about business possibilities of intellectual property and the need to demystify this among academicians. He explained types of Companies that can be formed – proprietary, partnership, private limited and public limited. He urged the patent applicants to make use of the facilities Dr. Iddya Karunasagar explained about the policies of the University - Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Policy and Startup and Entrepreneurship Policy and how faculty could take advantage of the provisions. The participants asked for clarifications on the steps to avail pre-incubation and incubation facilities at Atal Incubation Center, Nitte. There was also discussion on the process of technology transfer to established companies. Dr. Iddya Karunasagar gave examples of technology transfer agreements executed previously and non-disclosure agreement before discussions about technology. Dr. Srinikethan spoke on behalf of AIC Nitte and the present status of incubates. He highlighted the need to have more faculty from Nitte institutions to avail incubation and seed fund facility at AIC Nitte.

Last updated: 2023-08-22 05:39:18

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