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Space technology incubation centres opened at NIT
Nagpur, Bhopal, Rourkela
Three Space Technology Incubation Centres were inaugurated at National Institute of Technology at
Nagpur, Bhopal and Rourkela by the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation K Sivan
Three Space Technology
Incubation Centres (S-TIC) were inaugurated at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Nagpur, Bhopal and
Rourkela by the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) K Sivan.
ISRO signed bilateral Memorandum of Understanding with Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
(for Western region), Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (for Central region), and National
Institute of Technology, Rourkela (for Eastern region).
In an online programme on this occasion on Thursday, Sivan, also Secretary in the Department of Space (DoS),
encouraged the students to explore their entrepreneurship skills in the space domain.
The S-TIC concept is conceived with one selected major academic institute taking the lead role in a particular
region and providing opportunities for final year graduate, postgraduate and research scholars as "future budding
entrepreneurs," Sivan was quoted as saying in an ISRO statement.
Projects of practical relevance linked to the ongoing or future missions of ISRO will be made available to the
students artistic, and their research outcome will be translated into a Proof-of-Concept or prototype through
industries within their region, the Bengaluru-headquartered ISRO said.
ISRO Scientific Secretary R Umamaheswaran underlined the need for an inter-disciplinary approach and close
teamwork among various disciplines of Science and Technology for accomplishing the objectives of S-TIC.
With the setting up of three new S-TICs, the goal of opening one such centre in each six regions of the country has
been accomplished by ISRO.