17 June 2009
Investment, Innovation and Research Alliance(IIRA), a German technology based resource organization which facilitates and supports the education, research and innovation, under the cooperation project between the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF) and The Institute of Joining and Welding Technique (IFS) will launch of a project titled “Production technologies for renewable energies in India” to facilitate development and manufacturing of renewable energy equipments in India.
The Institutes IWF and IFS, which are affiliated with the TU Braunschweig, will undertake the project in three phases/process steps.
The first phase includes the initialization of contacts to Indian companies and research institutes and the identification of cooperation partners for common projects among those. In February 2009, the representatives from the institutes visited Bangalore, Mumbai and Valsad to establish a first network by attending the International Engineering and Technology Fair 2009. Cooperation opportunities were developed and discussed through workshops with the IIT Bombay, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bangalore. Furthermore projects with Gadhia Solar Energy System Pvt. Ltd. and the TU Braunschweig were agreed upon and the development of long term cooperation between the Indian and the German universities are in progress.
The second phase focuses upon ensuring that the existing cooperation with the current contacts remains comprehensive and stabilized. The institutes from TU Braunschweig as well as the Indian university partners are in the process of presenting the current state of research and technologies in the topic of green manufacturing.
The third phase includes intensifying and developing the established contacts into long term cooperation between the Indian and German partners. As a result, further visits from German representatives to India are planned as well as return visits from the Indian site in Germany. This would also allow progress with the international research cooperation that allows exchange between researchers, students and teaching staff as well as collaborative activities in teaching, curricula development and research and technology transfer for subjects related to efficiency and effectiveness in production.
IIRA has been chosen as the India partner for the two year campaign “Research in Germany – Land of Ideas” a programme funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which involves promoting Germany as an ideal destination for education, Research & Development.
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