1st Academia-Industry Conclave (9-10
December 2016):
Participating Industries
Solvay Research and Innovation Centre,
Vadodara
Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur
Nova Surface-Care Centre Pvt. Ltd.,
Mumbai

2nd Academia-Industry Conclave (24
February 2018):
Participating Industries
TCG Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata
Shell India Pvt. Ltd.
Unilever Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
Solvay Research and Innovation Centre,
Vadodara

3rd Academia-Industry Conclave (2
February 2019):
Participating Industries
GK Machineries & Robotics Private
Limited, Bangalore
Solvay Research and Innovation Centre,
Vadodara

Start-ups launched / incubated:

Prof. Pradyut Ghosh has lauched a start-up with Environmental research group, R&D, Tata Steel on removal of cyanide and chloride from steel industry waste water to mitigate the wastewater pollutants, reduce water consumption and maintain sustainable recycling process. This active ingredient had been used to treat Tata Steel wastewater, in lab process. This particular molecular capsule has been made in large scale and delivered to TATA Steel for removal of toxic elements from water.

Technology Developed / Deployed / Demonstrated / Commercialized:
  1. Technology has been developed by Professor Amitava Patra to modify sunscreen with novel antibacterial and photocatalytic properties with ZnO–9-aminoacridine hydrochloride hydrate drug nanoconjugates. This project has been funded by Unilever Industries Private Limited.
  2. Unilever Pvt. Ltd. has also funded a project to Professor Suhrit Ghosh entitled “Polymer-surfactant complex by Donor (D)-Acceptor (A) charge transfer (CT) interaction”.
  3. Tata Steel Ltd. has funded two projects to Professor Tapas Chakraborty entitled “HO· radical treatment for removal of the colorants in the effluent-water of coke plant of TATA Steel and diagnosis” and “Assessment of the level of HO· radical, the atmosphere’s detergent, in the ground level air of Jamshedpur and suggestive remedies”.
  4. Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) has funded a start-up project entitled “Management of crop diseases via drone assisted detection of pheromones and kairomones in a cotton farming land” under the leadership of Professor Santanu Bhattacharya through their Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) program.
  5. Technology for the selective sensing of female sex pheromone of certain agricultural pests like Helicoverpa armigera and Bactrocera oleae for the early detection of pest infestation has been developed and is in the near transfer stage. The companies like GK Machineries & Robotics Pvt. Ltd. and Monsanto, an agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation, have signed Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and trial IP license form with Professor Santanu Bhattacharya and the other inventors at TRC, IACS.
  6. Technology for various pest management mediated by pheromone nanogels has also been developed by Professor Santanu Bhattacharya and his group at TRC, IACS. The process for signing of NDA has been started with AgNext Technologies mediated by Agrinnovate, India. Incoming and outgoing material transfer agreement (MTA) has also been signed with Dr. Arjun Singh Baloda, Rajasthan Agricultural Research Institute (RARI), Durgapura, Jaipur (Rajasthan), India.
  7. Oligo-Guanidines composed of heterocyclic rings with hydrophobic/ lipophilic group at the N-terminal based cellular transporter has been developed by Professor Surajit Sinha from TRC at IACS for effective delivery of nonpenetrable cargos in vitro and in vivo and also is in the near transfer stage. In order to bring the drug into Indian market, the group has signed a MOU with a Bangalore-based NGO “Dystrophy Annihilation Research Trust (DART)”. Accordingly, 10 gm IGT-conjugated oligo has been synthesized targeting 23, 51 and 52 exon skipping genes which were working well as low as 150 nM dose with no significant toxicity. Mice model tests are going on. We are approaching through DART for clinical trials of a single child and towards the development of drug for commercialization.
  8. ATGC Biotech Pvt. Ltd. has also initiated a sponsored research project with the group led by Professor Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya on the Pheromone Nanogels for agricultural pest management.
  9. Professor Pradyut Ghosh has signed a MOU with Environmental research group, R&D, Tata Steel on removal of cyanide and chloride from steel industry waste water to mitigate the wastewater pollutants, reduce water consumption and maintain sustainable recycling process. The cage complex receptor (active ingredient) is capable of complexing 70-80% free cyanide in steel wastewater within 10 minutes.
  10. A rubber based power source has been developed by Professor Somobrata Acharya at IACS for smart batteries of car industries. The triboelectric generator technology has been transferred to and patented with Continental Automotive GmbH, Germany for further development and commercialization.