Tata Steel sets up an Innovation Centre for Mining & Mineral Research at IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Dhanbad: Tata Steel has established a Centre for Innovation in Mining and Mineral Beneficiation at the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad with an aid of Rs 22 crore.
The company aims to strengthen its long-term competitiveness through excellence in developing technological solutions in natural and urban mining and beneficiation for value from low-grade and difficult ores, according to a media statement here Friday.
The centre will enable the growth of relevant research infrastructure, attract talent, and help strengthen the industry-academia collaborative ecosystem in areas of strategic national importance.
“Creation of this Centre is aligned to Tata Steel’s focus on building closer ties with centres of academic excellence and set up technology clusters in identified, strategic areas,” the statement read.
Dr Debashish Bhattacharjee, Vice-President, Technology and New Materials Business, at Tata Steel, said: “Collaboration between industry and academia is key to catalysing innovation and aiding sustainable business growth. IIT (ISM) Dhanbad provides a strong academic and research platform with an excellent talent pool in one of the areas of Tata Steel’s strategic, long- and short-term business interests - mining and mineral beneficiation.”
Tata Steel is looking forward to jointly developing and scaling up technologies relevant to local mines and ores, with the creation of this Centre for Innovation, look forward
Work at this centre will cover technology development for natural and urban mining.
The Centre will also work on beneficiation and value addition of low-grade ores.
Welcoming the collaboration, Prof. Rajiv Shekhar Director Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), said the academia and industry need to forge such symbiotic partnerships will be instrumental in advancing research and innovation in technology development, besides creating a skilled workforce.
“Through this joint collaboration, we look forward to leveraging the latest technological advancements to groom our researchers and work towards the development of sustainable, innovative processes for a green and safe future,” he said.
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