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Business plan on ‘Tungsten extraction from scraps’ wins first prize at TecE 2018

Jamshedpur, March 28: The valedictory function of the two days Skill Training Programme on Technopreneurship (TecE 2018), which was organized by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur, was held on 28th March at the Lecture hall of CSIR-NML. This training program was organized under the CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative Program for development of Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Indranil Chattoraj, Director CSIR-NML, addressed the participants and congratulated the participants for successfully completing the training programme. He asked the participants to keep in touch with CSIR-NML.

He asked for the feedback of the participants so that improvement can be done in near future to design the training programmes better.

Prof. Prabal Kumar Sen, Founder Chairperson, Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) of XLRI, Jamshedpur mentioned that this training programme was very useful and comprehensive in terms of coverage of topic like issues related to finance, marketing aspects, IPR etc. He also explained about the evaluation criteria of the competition.

Dr. Mita Tarafder, Senior Principal Scientist of RPBD shared the feedback received from the participants and discussed the remarks given by them.

She also mentioned that the shortcomings will be improved and suggestions will be implemented in future to design the training programmes better. Dr. Tarafdar, distributed the training certificates to 11 participants from institutions all over the country such as SVIST (West Bengal); B. A. College of Engg. & Technology (Jamshedpur); National institute of Oceanography; Ganpati Enterprises (Jamshedpur); X.L.R.I. (Jamshedpur) and MITM.

Participants shared their opinions and thanked CSIR-NML for designing such training programme through which they came to learn more about technology based entrepreneurship. Moreover a competition was conducted for the participant in which they presented their business plans based on technology and prizes were given to the winner and runner-up teams.

Business plans presented by the participants included- Tungsten extraction from scraps (Winners), Energy efficient furnace for brass and bell metal artisans (Runners-up), Amorphous metallic ribbon for manufacturing of transformer and Natural low-cost sorbents for metal waste effluent treatment.

Winning team members were Srinjay Dutta, Ganjendra Kumar Srivastava and Snehajyoti Saha and runners up team members were Devanand Kavlekar, Rajesh and Sneha Kumari.
Mementos were also presented by her to the two speakers of the training programme. Dr. Tarafder concluded the function by offering vote of thanks.

She thanked the participants for successfully completing the training program and actively participating in the discussions and also the director, HOD, Guest, Speakers and organizing team for their support throughout the training session.

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