Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam
Raju on Monday asked private industries
to become motivational tools for scientists
working in defence labs and harness the
spinoff benefits of defence technology.
Addressing the gathering, after a Memorandum
of Understanding Signing Ceremony under
the Defence Research and Development Organisation
(DRDO)-Federation of Indian Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Accelerated
Technology Assessment and Commercialisation
(ATAC) Programme here, Mr. Raju said some
of the technologies developed by the DRDO"s
50 laboratories have immense applications
in industry and everyday life.
V.K. Saraswat, Scientific Adviser to the
Defence Minister and Director-General (Defence
R&D), said the DRDO has unveiled a robust
programme of collaborating both with public
sector undertakings and private industry,
and with academies. Academicians will help
innovate, industry will assist in delivery,
while the DRDO would serve as their interface,
Over 100 scientists have worked with industry
under the two-year-old ATAC programme, Dr.
Prahlada, Chief Controller R&D (Services
Interaction) of the DRDO said.
FICCI Secretary-General Amit Mitra said
45 technologies - including the Explosive
Detection Kit, High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema
Chamber, Electrochromic Glass, and Reverse
Osmosis-based Mobile Water Purification
System - have already been identified for