Bhubaneswar: IREDA, the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd., has embarked on a significant endeavor to stimulate innovation and research within the renewable energy sector. This initiative comes to fruition through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar.
The MoU, formally inked on February 11, 2024, during the 100 Cube Start-up Conclave hosted at IIT Bhubaneswar, is designed to foster collaborative efforts in innovation and research endeavors, facilitate technology transfer, and cultivate a supportive environment for start-ups.
This strategic collaboration between IREDA and IIT Bhubaneswar aims to bolster joint research initiatives, streamline technology transfer processes, and provide comprehensive assistance to burgeoning start-ups. Furthermore, it encompasses capacity-building endeavors such as training programs, seminars, and workshops, geared towards enhancing the skill set of IREDA officials.
The MoU was signed by Shri Pradip Kumar Das, Chairman & Managing Director of IREDA, and Dr. Debi Prasad Dogra, Independent Director of IIT Bhubaneswar. The signing ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, and Prof. Shreepad Karmalkar, Director of IIT Bhubaneswar.
Commenting on this milestone collaboration, Sri Das, CMD of IREDA, expressed, “This partnership with IIT Bhubaneswar signifies a significant milestone in our journey towards fostering innovation and sustainable development in the renewable energy domain. By harnessing the collective expertise and resources of both organizations, we aspire to drive impactful research initiatives and propel the growth trajectory of the renewable energy sector.”