Experts to discuss activities of the new technology transfer institute

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 3: A day-long workshop will be held at the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) onMonday, November 4, to chalk out the activities of the new Centre State Technology Transfer Institute (CSTTI).

Shri. K M Chandrasekhar, Vice-chairman of the State Planning Board will inaugurate the conference at 9.30 am at Hotel Mascot in Thiruvananthapuram. KSCSTE Executive Vice President Prof V N Rajasekharan Pillai will deliver the introductory talk Dr R V G Menon, the former president of the Kerala Sasthra Sahitya Parishad will lead the day long discussion.

In October the Government of Kerala approved the setting up of the Centre State Technology Transfer Institute (CSTTI) under the KSCSTE to bridge the gap between availability and access to technology, and enable faster adaptation and deployment of appropriate technologies in key sectors of development.

The new institutional mechanism has been tasked with assessing the demand, availability and appropriateness of technologies for key sectors; preparing a roadmap for technology deployment; and establishing a technology dissemination facility for partnership, transfer, upgradation etc.

The discussions at the workshop will help the KSCSTE in setting the priorities for technology transfer and adaptation, befitting the mandate of the new institute.

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