Jamshedpur, Sept. 22 : CSIR-NML Technology Business Innovation Centre (TBiC) here on Friday organized a workshop and Pitching sessions on Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Minerals, Metals and Materials as a part of CSIR Platinum Jubilee celebration organized concurrently with CSIR capsule exhibition, a national exposition of CSIR’s contribution to National Building to be held till 23 September at CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur.
The event was organised in two sessions. Session-I started with the inaugural speech by the Director, CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory. Prof Prabal Kumar Sen, Founder Chairperson of EDC, XLRI delivered the keynote address on the topic ‘Entrepreneurship and Start –ups’. Munish Sudan, Head-IP Cell, Tata Steel, spoke on “The Path from Invention to Innovation – Myths and Realities” and Dr. Amitava Mitra, Head-RPBD & Director, CSIR-NML TiBC spoke on Business opportunities in minerals, metals and materials.
In the second session of the event, eleven speakers from R&D organisations, Industries and start-ups shared their business ideas. Prof. Sen chaired the session and Dr. Mita Tarafder coordinated the session. Some of the business ideas like e-wastage smart fashion Jewelry & lifestyle products, Metal in Tea Kettle, Waste to wealth – A case for good design, Technical Services Provider for “Coal Sampling”, Environmental accounting to Electroplating operations, Corrosion resistant metal paints were presented in the session.