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ACIRI’s overreaching goal is to instill a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship driven research at Amrita University

 

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) gives prime importance to creative and innovative research. In order to develop new synergy for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, the need for strategic partnerships between universities and industries is essential. A powerful infrastructure for innovation is created when companies and universities work in tandem to push the frontiers of knowledge. World-class research universities are at the forefront of pioneering such partnership that has transformed industries while modernizing the university’s research infrastructure.

It also has an impact on teaching and learning that develops naturally out of the partnership. The partnership helps in developing new skills for a next-generation workforce and becomes a conduit for recruitment of exceptional talent.

Realizing the impact of the industry-university partnership in transforming research and education to greater heights, Amrita University has created the Amrita Center for Industrial Research and Innovation (ACIRI), which serves as a focal point and hub dedicated to conducting and promoting industrially relevant research based on scientific enquiry.  ACIRI’s goal is to create an advanced technological infrastructure to power innovation.

Our resources include Corporate and Industry Relations (CIR) personnel who can cross university-industry boundaries. At ACIRI, our approach to projects include all three forms of work in science and technology, namely basic research, applied research, and development, representing the different stages of the innovation pathway, from creating scientific knowledge-base to the creation of useful products.  ACIRI’s research activities focus on doing something novel and different rather than doing the same thing better and we commit ourselves to the spread and transfer of knowledge.

ACIRI Mission

ACIRI’s mission is to be a leader in innovative research, education and service for improving the quality of environment and life of human beings. ACIRI is committed to supporting the goals of the University to achieve international prominence in key research areas and to establish Amrita University as a major world-class institution of higher learning.

ACIRI Objectives

  • Nurture a team of scientific and engineering talent to create an advanced infrastructure to power innovation.
  • Develop strong relationships with industry and government agencies; Generate Funds, Enable Multidisciplinary Research Projects.
  • Develop entrepreneurially-oriented research and education programs aimed at improving the quality of environment and life of human beings.
  • Encourage dissemination of the Developed Knowledge Base
    • Create IPs and promote their rapid deployment
    • Develop linkages for commercialization
    • Provide external visibility to Amrita University through publications, workshops, seminars & conferences