Thursday, June 19, 2008

Warwick and CII forge cutting edge research link

Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMGG), an international research organisation, is to boost its links with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in order to boost cutting edge research in climate change, high-tech manufacturing and global healthcare, WMG announced Wednesday.
The two organisations will explore areas of cooperation and research collaboration in automotives, experiential engineering, robotics, healthcare, e-security, sustainable materials, hybrids, digital manufacturing, rapid manufacturing, advanced manufacturing technologies and advanced materials.
Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, founder and Director of WMG, said: “The governments of the UK and India recognise the importance of close collaboration of both countries in the field of science and technology.

“There is exciting potential for joint research in many fields between us and, in particular, between WMG, Indian private and public research institutions and universities and the Indian private sector. WMG has already been working with very big industries such as Tata and TVS Motors.”

CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said: “Indian industries now have a major focus on innovation in order to become path-breakers in their respective fields. There is also a growing need for IPR protection for Indian organisations.

“All economic powers need to respond to the pressing need for new technology to meet the challenges of climate change and environmental damage and India is no different. We also must contribute to the need for a massive improvement in global healthcare provision.

“This link with WMG will give the Indian economy unsurpassed access to new technology in these key areas.”

WMG, an academic department of the University of Warwick, is an internationally renowned research group supporting some of the most advanced research, education and training programmes in the world.

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