Transfer of Technology Division (TTD)

Technology transfer is the most important component of any research organization. The success of the technology development by an institute is attained by transferring the technology to the targeted stakeholders and bringing about the required social and economic transformation.

The following are the mandate of Transfer of Technology Division (TTD)

 

  • To undertake basic and applied research on ginning, assessment of technology and related areas in post-harvest technology of cotton.
  • Commercialization of technologies and consultancy services to stake holders and liasioning with manufacturers.
  • To impart training on post-harvest technology of cotton to trade, industry and government officials from India and abroad.
  • To undertake commercial testing of textile materials for benefit of cotton sector.
  • Organization of out-reach transfer of technology programmes through on-site demonstrations/exhibitions/workshops/stakeholders meets, etc.

Head of Division

Scientists

Technical Staff

Labs & Facilities

The following facilities are available at Transfer of Technology Division (TTD) at CIRCOT

 

  • Modern Ginning & Allied Machinery (at GTC Nagpur)
  • Pulp, Paper and Board Making and Testing Facilities
  • Scientific Cotton Seed Processing Pilot Plant (at GTC Nagpur)
  • Sample Weaving Loom
  • Nano Cellulose Pilot Plant

Research Programs & Services

The following are the services provided by the Transfer of Technology Division (TTD) at CIRCOT

 

Technology transfer, Commercialization and Licensing

 

  • Promotion of the technologies developed in the Institute through awareness creation, demonstration and incubation.
  • Technology validation of the recently developed technologies to enable its commercialization
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programmes to tap the potential of budding entrepreneurs, who will take up the technology and develop it into a successful Enterprise.

 

Intellectual Property Management

 

  • Protection of the new ideas
  • Creation of brand value for the technology through IP tag
  • Sensitize the scientist about intellectual property

 

Training

 

  • Impart technical knowledge and skill to the personnel employed in cotton sectorespecially ginning and by-product utilization as well as to the traders creating a trained human resource in ginning and quality evaluation.
  • Having gained expertise in the cutting edge technologies. Customized high-end training programmes in the areas Scientific processing of cotton seed, Basics of nanotechnology and its application, Cotton spinning, Microscopy, Chemical characterization of textile material etc.

 

Impact assessment

Backward linkage to the research based on the feedback from the clients or the stakeholders is essential for refinement of existing technology or get the insight into newer area of technology development. To serve this purpose following activities will be initiated

 

  • Impact assessment of the CIRCOT technologies from among the stakeholders
  • Impact of trained human resource on the industrial production

 

Service to the stakeholders

 

  • CIRCOT is recognized as the referral laboratory in the textile testing and is also NABL accredited. To cater to the needs of the stakeholders in the textile sector we undertake
  • Commercial testing service to the industries at professional standard
  • Consultancy services to the stakeholders to address their needs.

Business Planning and Development Unit (BPD)

 

CIRCOT has a Zonal Technology Management and Business Planning & Development (ZTM-BPD) unit. This unit provides a gamut of services ranging from incubation facilities such as office space, access to information and communication technologies, guidance on management, marketing, technical, to legal, IPR and financial issues. This unit also promotes entrepreneurial attitude and creates awareness about the opportunities that the entrepreneurship can bring into the local agri-business environment.

Agricultural Knowledge Management Unit (AKMU) of ICAR-CIRCOT supports information technology needs of the Institute by maintaining Internet Services, Email, Video Conferencing and other computer related facilities.  AKMU also periodically updates Institute Website. AKMU also Local Area Network (LAN) and WiFi Network of the Institute. . ICAR-CIRCOT is connected with 1000 mbps lease line under National Knowledge Network (NKN) provided by Govt. of India and 10 mbps ILL from RailTel to provide all the ICT services around the clock for the employees of the Institute.

AKMU provides server based enterprise class security to all the connected PCs for protecting the IT assets  from malware threats and other external sources of threats. Institute internal IT assets are also protected using a state of the art Next Generation Firewall which protects from intrusion attacks originating from Internet.

AKMU manages ICAR-CIRCOT Website: circot.res.in. The website highlights research activities and achievements of the institute and act as an interface between institute and stake holders.  The contents of the Institute Website are periodically updated with information on training programmes, recruitment of temporary staff, tender notices and other circulars of the institute. IP based video conferencing facility of ICAR-CIRCOT is operated and maintained  by AKMU.

AKMU is also work closely with  ICAR ERP, ICAR Unified Communication System and Government of India initiatives like Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) and Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP) by providing technical support to end users of these systems.

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Organization Structure (TTD)

Technology transfer is the most important component of any research organization. The success of the technology development by an institute is attained by transferring the technology to the targeted stakeholders and bringing about the required social and economic transformation.