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A new smart way to connect academia and industry

india Updated: Jun 21, 2010 12:52 IST

Brilliant research projects by students of technical institutes across the country would now be able to serve the needs of small and medium scale industries rather than collecting dust in store rooms.

IIM-A Professor Anil Gupta's brainchild 'Techpedia.in' is a unique website created to connect large amount of research work done at the undergraduate level in technical institutes to the industries concerned.

The projects, the database of which would be posted on the website, will benefit medium and small scale industries that cannot afford to have their own research and development facility.

"The fate of the well thought and hard-worked projects of the final year undergraduates is unknown, as scores of batches pass out through more than 3000 technical institutes of the country," Gupta told PTI explaining why he took up the initiative.

"If at least one per cent out of the 1 lakh projects, that are published each year, have the brilliance along with the potential to be developed into a product, it would hugely benefit the micro, small and medium enterprises, along with the major players in the field of manufacturing and services," he said.