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.