“Necessity is the mother of all inventions and innovations”
The current necessity of the nation is translation of bench-work research to technology for a sustainable development. To foster this ideology the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has initiated the Technology Enabling Centres (TEC) in several Universities in the country. 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. The objective of TEC will be to create an ecosystem for technology development in the universities and provide a platform to network researchers with other institutes, national laboratories and industries in the region and to address the local needs through scientific intervention for sustainable solutions.

The focus of DST NU-TEC, located at the Paneer Campus, Deralakatte, Mangalore, will be to address the socio-economic needs of the country by identifying problems, promoting innovation in solving them and translation of academic research to technology. Establishing network and collaborative community of researchers, practitioners and market makers and developing need-based technology to revitalize the economy of the nation is the objective of such centres.