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IIT-Roorkee Bags First Position In “Most Innovative Institutions” Category By CII

Last year, IIT Roorkee also clinched the ‘the most innovative institute of the year’ award

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee) has been awarded the top position under the most innovative research institutions category by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The institute was selected for the award for the following innovations- Visco-elastic Energy Dissipating Link Elements for Earthquake resistant housing construction, Nitrogen-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide (N-rGO) for High-Performance Supercapacitor, Nitrogen-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide (N-rGO) for High-Performance Supercapacitor. The second and third positions were received by IIT Madras and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad (INCOIS), respectively.

The following parameters define the innovation ecosystem:

  • Institutional strategies and research depth.
  • Innovation portfolios (sponsored research, IPR generation, translational research).
  • Initiatives by the institution to promote and champion innovation.
  • Innovation Impact (industry-academia partnership, international collaboration, technology transfer, societal impact, etc.)

The following innovations have contributed to IIT Roorkee being selected for this award

  • Visco-elastic Energy Dissipating Link Elements for Earthquake resistant housing construction by Prof. Pankaj Agarwal, Dr Amit Goyal, Dr Nidhin and Mr Naveen, all from the Department of Earthquake Engineering.
  • Nitrogen-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide (N-rGO) for High-Performance Supercapacitor from Prof. Anil Kumar and Dr Sahil Thareja from the Department of Chemistry.
  • Novel hybrid adsorbent for simultaneous removal of arsenic and fluoride from contaminated water by Prof. Prasenjit Mon
    IIT Roorkee Director - A.K.Chaturvedi
    IIT Roorkee Director – A.K.Chaturvedi
    dal, Dr Vineet, Rahul, Hemant, Dr Lokendra and Shubhi, all from the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Kris Gopalakrishnan, Past President, CII and Chairman, CII Industrial Innovation Awards, mentioned that Innovation combined with entrepreneurship, and a focus on research, innovation, and entrepreneurship is the key to achieve our goal of $10 trillion economy.

“We are delighted to be recognized by CII’s Industrial Innovation Award for two years in a row. IIT Roorkee provides an ambience and ecosystem which inspires its students and faculty to focus on industrial innovation, in addition to academic research,” said Prof. Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee.

“The mindset of the institute and the facilities available in the campus provide a smooth ride from ideation to creation,” he said.

“This award reinforces our belief that we are on the right path and we need to continue to nurture the best practices we have in this space,” he added.

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