SINE and Powerthon 2022

Sixteen Technology Solutions Providers (TSPs) working on cutting-edge technologies in the power sector were selected under Powerthon 2022 to execute a pilot with 12 DISCOMs for the next 4 months. Seventeen agreements were signed in Delhi and the occasion was graced by the presence of Shri. Vivek Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, and Shri. R. Lakshmanan, Chief Executive Officer, of REC Power Distribution Company Limited.

SINE is the implementing partner of Powerthon-2022, an initiative held under the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) organised by the Ministry of Power, Govt of India, to enable advanced technologies in power distribution.

IIT Bombay Signs MoU with JSW Steel to Set Up the JSW Technology Hub

IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the JSW Group on August 18, 2022, to establish a first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art, technology hub for research in steel manufacturing in India. The JSW Technology hub will be set up within IIT Bombay’s Centre of Excellence in Steel Technology (CoEST), established through support from the Ministry of Steel, the Government of India, and other industry partners.

The objective of this hub is to achieve rapid expansion of quality steel production while maintaining carbon emissions within the target levels. The partnership with IIT Bombay will also facilitate the JSW Group to undertake and intensify R&D efforts in the steel sector to develop competent capabilities in the area of steel technology for the Indian conglomerate. IIT Bombay and the JSW Group will leverage the JSW Technology Hub to conduct interdisciplinary research projects as well as a wide range of R&D and technical activities on various aspects of steel manufacturing and its use. The two parties will undertake research and training projects through this partnership to develop patented industrial applications and solutions. In addition, the Institute will establish the Sajjan Jindal Steel Chair Professorship for enabling enhanced focus on research and education on new and emerging technologies in steel manufacturing.

Prof. Dinesh Kabra’s Research on Solar Cells Published by the Prestigious Nature Journal

Prof. Dinesh Kabra and his team were recognised by the prestigious Nature Journal for their work on the next generation of optoelectronic materials for solar cells and display technologies. In the article, Prof. Kabra says, “My team uses high-performing unconventional optoelectronic materials — such as halide perovskites or organic semiconductors — to create solar cells that more efficiently generate energy than do existing ones, or lighting or display technologies that consume less energy.” Prof. Kabra and his team work at his fabrication laboratory at the National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education, which is part of the IIT Bombay.

SINE and Ms. Poyni Bhatt, CEO, SINE, Felicitated at DST Utsav

The Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE) at IIT Bombay was recognised by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, as a key enabler of the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurial activities. The ceremony was conducted during the DST Startup Utsav, a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Ms. Poyni Bhatt, CEO of SINE, was felicitated by the DST for her prolific and outstanding contributions to fostering innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurship in the country.