MoU between Indian Navy & IISC Bengaluru

Sep 23: A Memorandum of Understanding between the Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru was signed at New Delhi for technical collaboration and joint research & development. The MoU aims to promote academic cooperation in the varied fields of Engineering, enhance scientific understanding of technologies related to the defence sector and undertake new development.

IN and IISc share a common interest in the academic exchange of scientific research activities in the field of Engineering related to defence technologies. The MoU would serve to provide a broader framework and enable both sides to enhance capacity building, solutions to field-level issues, expanding of equipment vendor base and effective training through the exchange of faculty/ guest lectures. IN in collaboration with IISc has undertaken the development of a future-ready Transcritical carbon dioxide (CO2) based AC plant working on natural refrigerant. The technology is a major breakthrough for phasing out halon synthetic refrigerants and is indigenously designed & developed. This MoU is the formal basis for the continued collaboration to develop such technologies and solutions in the near future.

The MoU was signed by Rear Admiral K Srinivas, Asst Chief of Materiel (Dockyard & Refit) on behalf of the Navy and Captain Shridhar Warrier (Retd), Registrar IISc and Prof B Gurumoorthy, Director FSID Bengaluru.

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