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Government Unveils New CSIR in Pune

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has recently inaugurated Pune CSIR’s new building complex and interacted with StartUps.

CSIRThe new CSIR is located in NCL Campus and the inauguration was marked by a mini exhibition with selected 30 StartUp founders working on themes of health, energy, environment, digitalization and automation.

Dr Jitendra Singh took keen interest in Indian StartUps coming out with first of kind innovations like world’s first smokeless sanitary pad disposal and recycling system and World’s first dual powered ( grid +mechanical) bi‐phasic defibrillator. The Minister assured the founders to approach the Department of Science and Technology for liberal funding to scale up such global innovations. He also appealed to industries to partner with such success stories to make India’ Startup Ecosystem more vibrant and result-oriented.

Dr Jitendra Singh also lauded the companies for developing India’s first CDSCO approved circulating tumour cell diagnostic solution, India’s first and only bio‐active glass based synthetic bone‐graft substitute dental products, Next generation bionic arms, Customizable Intra‐ocular lenses for improving vision post‐cataract surgery and Next generation Sodium ion battery technologies.

Taking keen interest on Agri Startups, Dr Jitendra Singh interacted in detail with owners of India’s first & largest compressed biogas plant converting organic food waste in to compressed bio gas and also with companies for indigenously developing sensor technology that makes irrigation management smarter, reliable, and efficient resulting in “more yield per field”, and next generation agro biological to make crops climate resilient and resistant to insects & diseases. He promised all support to Agri Startups for achieving scale.

There were also Startups dealing with Real‐time IoT‐based air quality monitoring device, and a company of unicorn status that has developed next‐generation 5G wireless technology delivering fiber‐class, non‐line‐of‐sight broadband at mass scale, in unlicensed spectrum.

Earlier, after inaugurating the new building complex, Dr Jitendra Singh said, CSIR–URDIP is a well–recognized premier national Centre of excellence in Patent Analytics and Informatics activities. He said, as a specialized services unit of CSIR, catering to the niche knowledge–based services sector, CSIR–URDIP is into its 22nd year of existence, dedicated to continuous Analytics and Informatics services activities supporting pre–research and pre–development phases of regular, Mission–mode and Theme–based CSIR R&D projects, besides support services to research institutions, start–ups, SMEs, Indian corporates and also multinational corporations.

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Nitisha Dubey

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