NRDC Inks Agreements For Commercialization Of New Technologies

IAS Prelims 2023

The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), under the Ministry of Science & Technology, entered into Licence Agreements with M/s Nabagram Resham Shilpa Unnayan Cooperative Society Ltd. Murshidabad (W.B.) and M/s Dariapur Rural Development Society, Kalia Chak (W.B.) for the commercialization of ‘Ghar Sodhon’ – a room disinfectant for silkworm rearing houses and appliances.

It has been developed at the Central Silk Research & Training Institute (CSRTI), Berhampore (W.B.), a constituent Research Institute under Central Silk Board, Bengaluru, under the Ministry of Textiles.

Ghar Sodhon is a user friendly and non-corrosive room disinfectant, devoid of the requirement of labour, water, electricity and spraying machines. It is gaining popularity among the silk farmers of the States of West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand.

The initiative of NRDC aids the “Make in India” and “Start-up India” Missions of the Government of India.

In an another event, the Technology Business Incubator – Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration (TBI –CIBA), set up by the Department of Science & Technology and Environment, Government of Goa, has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with NRDC to support the activities of the Incubation Centre and their successful operation for socio-economic benefits.

NRDC shall provide services like IPR Management, Technology Management, Mentoring Services, Value Addition Services, Regulatory Assistance, Skill Development / EDP / Cluster Development to the Start-ups being promoted by TBI –CIBA. These services are also available to around 70 Incubation Centres in the country to promote start-ups.

NRDC also signed a MoA with Satyabhama University, Chennai for IP Protection and technology commercialization of their scientific and technological developments.

With this agreement both of the organizations will put efforts to bring the fruits of research for awareness and betterment of the society.