BARC sets up tech incubation centre

The Centre for incubation of technologies (BARCIT), being set up at the old Training School Complex outside BARC, will have easy access to technologists from the industry to jointly work with BARC scientists, A M Patankar, Head, Technology Transfer and collaboration, said today.
BARCIT will get funding and human resource from the industry while the scientists of BARC will help them in developing lab technologies for community use, he said.
The work on four technology incubation has been initiated in the area of water, biotechnology, scientific and medical equipment and Electron Beam applications, Patankar said.
"So far during the last five decades, we carried out transfer of technologies from BARC to industry but with BARCIT it would be possible to work with industry closely to develop the technologies even upto industrial scale just outside the BARC premises," he said.

The BARCIT will be mainly for technologies developed by BARC in the non-power sector and other spin-offs, Patankar said.
He said the idea of setting BARCIT was to create a close interaction between scientists and technologists with the industry and also develop manpower to carry on with these technologies on a sustainable basis.
In the field of water, the BARCIT will develop community filters, direct water filters, membranes so that they would be cost effective and efficient.
In the biotechnolgy field, BARCIT will deal with technologies including those for fruit juice extraction, Patankar said.

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