Bhubaneswar: One Week One Lab programme was held at CSIR-IMMT Bhubaneswar from 11th to 16th September 2023.
Inaugurating the ‘one week, one lab’ programme Dr. Ramanuj Narayan, Director, CSIR-IMMT, said, “The aim of this program is to create awareness about the available technologies, in the areas of Minerals, Materials and Environmental Sustainability, and services present at CSIR-IMMT among potential stakeholders. These technologies help in providing solutions to industrial partners, societal problems, and develop the scientific temperament among the masses, especially students who are the future budding scientists of the country.”
Union Minister of State for Science & Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh launched the ‘One Week, One Lab programme on April 17, 2023. One week, one lab’ campaign will allow each of the 37 CSIR Labs spread across the country to showcase their work to get benefits and for stakeholders to learn about it. One Week One Lab, a theme-based campaign of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is being organized to ignite the minds of young innovators, students, start-ups, academia and industry to look for opportunities through deep technological ventures. All Institutes of CSIR, one after the other in every successive week, will show case their exclusive innovations and technological breakthroughs to the people of India under this program. The CSIR Institutes are one-of-a-kind and specialise in topics ranging from the genome to geology, food to fuel, minerals to materials, Lab to land/sky and so on.
CSIR-IMMT has been running successfully the ‘JIGYASA’ (which would inculcate the culture of inquisitiveness on one hand and scientific temper on the other, amongst the school students and their teachers) programme which is inspired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji’s vision of a new India and Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) of Scientific Community and Institutions. Under Jigyasa we conduct Science Exhibitions, Projects of National Children’s Science Congress, Teacher Workshops and Tinkering Laboratories. We also encourage start-ups, industry connect, Atmanirvar Bharat and growth of MSMEs. In that regard, in sponsorship with the DSIR, we have set up CRTDH (Common Research & Technology Development Hub) for the development of entrepreneurship and startups in the areas of Mineral and Materials processing and new chemical processing. Above during the last month, we have reached around seventy-five 75 thousands of students, academicians across the radius of 100 kms around Bhubaneswar, through the initiative of IP Rath the knowledge of intellectual property rights and benefits.
As part of the