Friday, December 24, 2021

Aerospace incubation centre launched at NAL

Bengaluru: A new technology accelerator and incubation centre was launched at the CSIR-NAL campus in the city to nurture aerospace start-ups.

The announcement was made by Social Alpha, a venture development platform for science and technology start-ups.

Dubbed, the centre was described as the first public-private partnership in India. The centre is housed on the CSIR-NAL campus and will focus on aviation, defence, space exploration, agriculture and climate action.

In a statement, NAL said the centre’s ‘lab-to-market’ model will act as a catalyst to accelerate innovations and entrepreneurship while promoting start-ups and SME’s in sectors of national strategic importance.

“ will leverage innovations to build solutions for some of our toughest challenges with the help of advanced systems and frontier technologies like Robotics, AI/ML/Data Science, Nanotech, Material Science, Advanced Manufacturing, Cryogenics etc,” the statement said. “The idea is to catalyse, incubate and accelerate start-ups and SMEs for Atmanirbhar Bharat in these sectors of national strategic importance,” said Dr Shekhar C Mande, director general of CSIR.

24/12/21 Akhil Kadidal/Deccan Herald

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