IIT Roorkee has been awarded first place in the most innovative institution category CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has recognized IIT Roorkee for the second year in a row for the Industrial Innovation Award.

This year, under the Most Innovative Research Institution category, IIT Roorkee has been awarded first place. In second and third place are IIT Madras and Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad (INCOIS).

Last year, IIT Roorkee was named the ‘Most Innovative Institution of the Year’ for its contribution to innovation.

The awards were announced today at the 27th DST-CII Technology Summit by Srivastava Chandrasekhar, Secretary, DST, Government of India and Chris Gopalakrishnan, Former President, CII and Chairman, CII Industrial Innovation Awards.

The awards are based on the Institute’s Innovation Ecosystem and actual innovations produced by the Institute. The following parameters define the innovation ecosystem:

  • In-depth of institutional strategy and research.
  • Innovation portfolio (sponsored research, IPR generation, translational research).
  • Initiatives of the organization to promote and champion innovation.
  • Impact of innovation (industry-academy partnership, international cooperation, technology transfer, social impact, etc.)

In addition to the innovation ecosystem at the Institute, the following innovations have contributed to the selection of IIT Roorkee for this award.

  • Visco-elastic energy dispensing link material for earthquake resistant housing construction by Pankaj Agarwal, Professor of Earthquake Engineering, Amit Goyal, Nidhi and Naveen.
  • Nitrogen-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide (N-RGO) for High-Performance Supercapacitors from Anil Kumar and Sahil Tharazar, Professor of Chemistry.
  • Fancy hybrid absorber for simultaneous removal of arsenic and fluoride from contaminated water by Prosenjit Mandal, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Binit, Rahul, Hemant, Lokendra and Shubh.

The above innovations will be featured in a collection launched by CII, along with the innovations of other leading innovation companies by 2021.

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