The centre will also facilitate effective technology transfer from the scientific community to industries. “It will consolidate the entire data and take effective steps to promote in-house technologies for our institution and also to act as a facilitator in industry-academic interaction,” Dr K Baskar, coordinator, TEC told DT Next.
Stating that several technologies including advance sanitiser that can eliminate the coronavirus’ genetic material and break the chain of transmission were transferred, he said other inventions by the university including fish pond automation, thermal energy storage systems to improve cool thermal energy efficiency and low-cost visual evoked potential (VEP), a highly-advanced vision test for the ocular diagnosis, will be transferred soon through TEC.
He said TEC has also identified a total of 30 more technology at various levels, which are deemed fit for technology transfer.
“These include yam manufacturing tool, linen-based water repellent, low-cost mist lubrication system, 3D food printer, rice husk concrete technology, robots for various applications and biodegradable polymer using jackfruit seeds,” he added.
Pointing out that the institution will be conducting a series of entrepreneur training programs at the State level, Baskar said they will be coupled with motivational lecturers on entrepreneurship development.
“Technology transfer for some are under discussion,” he said adding “simultaneously interactions with industrial bodies are carried out”.
To recommend the pilot stage development and co-development of the technologies with established institutions to make the technology a market-ready product, he said TEC had already invited proposals from industrial bodies for possible collaboration and joint technology development for all engineering streams.