• 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



The Nitte University DST Technology Enabling Centre, Institution Innovation Council and NUCSER jointly organized an expert lecture on “Startup and funding ecosystem in agri-food sector” on 06 February 2024 at the University Auditorium, Paneer campus. Mr Arvind Modi, Partner Sathguru Catalysers, Hyderabad was the resource person. He has over 12 years of experience in Venture Capital (VC) & Private Equity (PE) Investments. His area of expertise includes VC/PE investment management, capital structuring, valuations, consulting and has excellent business acumen with proven abilities in investment decisions. Dr Anirban Chakraborty welcomed the gathering and Dr Indrani Karunasagar introduced the resource person. In his expert lecture, Mr Modi detailed about grants, equity and debt and the difference between them. He also gave an insight about the Venture capitalists, their functions and consideration, market scalability and defensibility. He explained the valley of death of startups importance of angel investors. He elaborated on what startup founders need to know when preparing to pitch their business plan to the venture capitalists. He gave a glimpse of startup funding statistics along with valuation of Indian Start-up Economy. He also noted that startups may not have all expertise and they could use outsourcing to save time, cost & energy. He urged the young entrepreneurs to be conscious about cost and see that each cash burn adds to growth of the company and not to spend on corporate gifts for coworkers or clients. Until the idea is executed or the company takes off he advised the statrups not to waste time and money on brand name, logo and similar issues. He shared certain tips with the startups from his experience that bigger market size does not guarantee success and can mislead everyone. He also said hiring more number of task performers (doers) than managers will help in more productivity. The lecture was followed by an active participation of audience in question answer session and concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by the Director R&D Dr Praveen Kumar Shetty. The program was attended by 85 students and 17 faculties of constituent colleges of Nitte (DU)

Last updated: 2024-02-19 10:37:57

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The DST Technology Enabling Center along with Nitte University Center for Science Education and Research (NUCSER) organized an Indo-Norway workshop on Aquatic Animal Health Management on 05 December, 2023. This workshop discussed joint projects between Nitte University and Nord University, Bodo, Norway, which are dealing with technologies such as vaccine development and delivery in aquaculture as well as bacteriophage therapy that can serve as an alternative to antibiotics in aquaculture. Dr. Anirban Chakraborty, Director, NUCSER welcomed all speakers and delegates. Dr. Indrani Karunasagar, Director (projects) explained the back ground for the workshop, joint collaboration ongoing with Norway and joint publications that came out of the collaboration. She recalled the excellent experience of the Indian delegation led by her consisting of Dr. Anirban Chakraborty, Dr. Biswajit Maiti along with two PhD scholars during their visit to Nord University. Dr. Iddya Karunasagar emphasized the importance of aquaculture in fish production globally and in India. Dr. Hetroney Mweemba Munang’Andu, Professor, Nord University highlighted the importance of international collaboration to bring in complementary expertise and experience.

Last updated: 2024-02-15 09:44:37

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PAG meeting

PAG meeting for the DST-NUTEC was held on 23 November 2023 at the DST NUTEC, Paneer campus. Dr Iddya Karunasagar, Advisor, Research & Patents, Nitte DU presented a detailed report of the activities of the centre for the year October 2022 to October 2023 and Dr Indrani Karunasgar moderated the entire session. The TEC activities were reviewed and evaluated by DST representatives Dr Anita Aggarwal HoD, Technology Development Transfer, Department of Science and Technology, GoI, New Delhi (online), Dr Karishnakanth Pulicherla Scientist E, Technology Development Transfer, Department of Science and Technology, GoI, New Delhi and DST NUTEC advisor Dr K Sankaran, Anna University, Chennai. Prof Dr MS Moodithaya Vice Chancellor Nitte DU chaired the committee and delivered the opening remarks. Partner institute representatives Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal St. Joseph Engineering College, Dr Ganesh Prabhu, Principal Canara Engineering College and emeritus Prof Shridhar, Mangalore University explained how DST NUTEC enabled their activities towards technology transfer, patents and obtaining funds. Industry Partners Dr Ashwin Rai, Aquatic Biosystems; Mr Anand, Mangalore Biotech Lab and Mr Srinivasa Raju (online)- Jigsaw BioSolutions discussed on the research needs. In house members Dr Harsha Halahalli Registrar, Nitte DU, Mr Punit Rai, a representative from the AIC, NMAMIT, Dr Anirban Chakraborty, Director NUCSER and Dr CS Shastry, Principal NGSMIPS were also present as invitees at the committee meeting.

Last updated: 2023-11-28 10:48:14

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