• 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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Inauguration of FAO Reference centre for Antimicrobial resistance

On the day National Technology celebration, FAO Reference Center for Antimicrobial Resistance was launched by Dr. S.K. Pattanayak. FAO designated four institutions globally as FAO Reference Centers for Antimicrobial Resistance and Aquatic Biosecurity. Two of these are in China and one in USA. As a FAO Reference Center, Nitte University will be collaborating with international organisations like Food And Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Organisation of Animal Health (WOAH, formerly, OIE). Nitte University will be involved in providing technical support for the work of these international organisations in the area of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and mitigation of AMR through implementation of biosecurity. Further Nitte University will be involved in capacity building in the South and South East Asia in AMR and biosecurity.

Last updated: 2023-05-18 06:21:36

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