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Written by Anand   
Thursday, 06 August 2009
New Delhi: The Consultancy Development Centre (CDC), an autonomous institution of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, has launched a project for training and certification of Technology Commercialization Specialists in the country.

Around 200 experts,specialists and consultants will be trained on various aspects of technology commercialization, beginning with technology assessment to technology transfer, leading to mass manufacturing.

Expected to be completed in six months, the project will train and certify Technology Commercialization Specialists across mechanical, electronics, biological and chemical technologies.

This will expose the pool of experts, scientists and engineers from R&D Institutions to commercialization process for few model technologies having potential for commercialization. The training process will also deal with various aspects of technology Commercial viability; organizational set up; transfer process; technology transfer package; legal issues for commercialization; field support and marketing technology/products/solutions.

These Technology Commercial Specialists will subsequently work with R&D engineers in the lab to facilitate transfer of technologies from the lab to the manufacturers for bulk production, thus reaching out the benefits of public funded R&D institutions to the masses.

The training of lab personnel on technology commercialization process is expected to bring greater credibility for indigenous R&D efforts. since tangible parameters of the success of R&D efforts will come to the fore.

CDC has a network of more than 20000 consultants/consultancy organizations/experts representing Technical, Engineering and Management disciplines spread across the country. CDC is also the secretariat for promotion of Consultancy among 15 countries of Asia Pacific Region under TCDPAP.

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