Dr G M Taori Central India Institute of Medical Sciences (CIIMS), Nagpur, and ‘ASPIRE BioNEST’ of the University of Hyderabad, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for innovation, research and transfer of technology.
CIIMS is a medical research institute with a medical service wing (hospital) and ASPIRE BioNEST of the University of Hyderabad is the largest incubation ecosystem for sciences, which manages all innovation and entrepreneurial activities, including three existing Incubation centres. CIIMS has a general aim of the business proposal for facilitating the commercialisation of products including the diagnostic test kits, characterised clinical samples, clinical isolates, teaching kits, research reagents, methods and standards and other commercial products developed by it. The aim of this collaboration will be to build CIIMS commercial network with relevant companies so that the society can reap their benefits.
Both agreed to synergistically support each other in research and innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in their respective campuses.
Dr D Yogeswara Rao (Director & Advisor ASPIRE, UoH, Hyderabad-Advisor, Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to GoI), Dr Rajagopal Subramanyam (Director, ASPIRE, Project Co-ordinator, ASPIRE BioNEST, UoH, Hyderabad), Dr Anil Kondreddy (Chief Operating Officer, ASPIRE BioNEST, UoH, Hyderabad), Dr Prakash Babu Phanithi (Professor and Head, School of Life Sciences, UoH, Hyderabad), Pravin Tapadia (Chairman, CIIMS), Anil Parekh (Vice Chairman, CIIMS), Mukesh Agrawal (Secretary, CIIMS), Dr H F Daginawala (Honorary Research Consultant, CIIMS) and Dr Rajpal Singh Kashyap (Director, Research, CIIMS), Dr Lokendra Singh (Director, CIIMS) were present.