MoU signed to set up TDAC by Department of Science and Technology and Biotechnology


Kolkata, Oct 05 (UNI) Technological innovation is the bedrock of a nation and the State’s economic and social progress.

Under the inspiring and visionary leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal is making rapid progress in technology innovation owing to its strong network of academic and research institutions to provide leadership in all aspect of Science and Technology.

The Department of Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal and the Indian Institute of Management run Entrepreneur & Innovation Park at Kolkata have mutually agreed to set up a ‘Technology Development and Adaptation Centre (TDAC)’ through the West Bengal Science & Technology Council with the objective of building and nurturing an ecosystem to support S&T led entrepreneurship, promoting Scientific research and innovation.

This will entail mentoring product development, motivating youth to take up S&T entrepreneurship, supporting job creation and employment.

The promising S&T solutions/Research in the state will enable sustainable ventures, businesses, and facilitate commercialization of research output. TDAC will develop technologies in nascent stage in a bottom up approach which will address need-based, location specific problems with

appropriate S&T intervention for economically viable, ecologically sustainable and socially

acceptable development.

In this endeavour and under guidance from Ms Banerjee, a MoU has been signed by the Department of Science and Technology and Biotechnology (DSTBT) with the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta- Innovation Park, Joka, to set up the Technology Development and Adaptation

Centre (TDAC) October 05, 2020, in the presence of Bratya Basu, Minister in Charge, Department of Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal, Anil Verma, Additional Chief Secretary, DSTBT, Prof Anju Seth, Director-IIM-Calcutta and Dr. Subhrangshu Sanyal, CEO , IIM-Calcutta-IP.


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