IIT Madras Partners with French Firm to Develop RE Research Park

Feb 14, 2022 11:53 AM ET
  • Saint-Gobain India will support IIT Madras Research Park with a financing of Rs one crore over the following 3 years.
  • The collaboration is suggested to increase the makeover in the direction of a reduced carbon future as well as to help India in attaining 100% renewable energy.

French glass and building material significant Saint-Gobain India and IIT Madras Research Park have actually become part of an MoU on Thursday to develop a 100% Renewable Energy (RE)-- research park.

Saint-Gobain India will support IIT Madras Research Park with a financing of Rs one crore over the following 3 years and also the collaboration is to increase the transformation towards a reduced carbon future and to help India in accomplishing 100% renewable resource.

The partnership will certainly focus on attending to the energy difficulties and also promote optimal use alternate energy resources and also develop lasting designs to ensure energy effectiveness. IIT-M Research Park intends to produce a durable energy storage mechanism within the campus that will certainly allow it to operate mostly on energy produced from sustainable sources.

"The collaboration is an endeavour to support the institute's objective of making sure 100% use renewable resource sources as well as the model will be developed within the span of 3 years by the institute," P Padmakumar, executive director-- human resources as well as Head-CSR, Saint-Gobain India stated.

"We are committed to drive this shift towards Net-Zero Energy in India and purpose to showcase the IIT Madras Research Park university as a model for other business structure facilities in the country to take on as they move in the direction of sustainable energy-based system," Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala, head of state, IIT-Madras Research Park and also IIT Madras Incubation Cell stated.

"Together, we will team up in areas of research & application on renewable resource storage, advanced innovation, advancement, and expertise for lasting changes," Jhunjhunwala included.

"Our collaboration with Saint-Gobain Research India will aid additionally our understanding of lasting and energy-efficient structure products, and also its effective assimilation in the built atmosphere," said Jhunjhunwala.

IIT-Madras has actually recently released a master's program on Electric Vehicles (EV) as an inter-disciplinary dual degree (IDDD). The new course is aimed at enhancing the trainees' interaction with e-mobility and will certainly be provided for its BTech as well as dual degree students.

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