NIMS University organizes a Knowledge Session on “Writing Proposals for Translational Research and Entrepreneurship

Jaipur: NIMS University organized a highly informative and engaging knowledge session on “Writing Proposals for Translational Research and Entrepreneurship.” The event was conducted in collaboration with the esteemed Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), IIT Delhi. The programme was graced by Dr. Pratima Chaudhury, Project Scientist, FITT- IIT Delhi. She is a distinguished figure in the research field, and felicitated for her valuable contributions to the realm of translational research and entrepreneurship. The session aimed to provide participants with essential skills and knowledge to develop effective translational research proposals.

“In the first session, Prof. (Dr.) Sundeep Mishra, Vice Chancellor of NIMS University Rajasthan, welcomed the guests and provided an overview of the university. He highlighted the NIMS University’s recent achievements and progress in the area of medicine research and innovation. Furthermore, he shared insights of University’s upcoming programs and its visionary approach to transformation. NIMS has made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge and innovation, as a result, 500 articles have been published in scientific and medical journals, more than 1000 research papers have been presented, and nearly 150 patents have been registered on a national and international level till date. Such accomplishments demonstrate the dedication and expertise of the university faculty, researchers, and students.

The knowledge session revolved around the art of crafting effective proposals for translational research and entrepreneurship. Participants had the privilege of learning from the expertise and experience of FITT-IIT Delhi. 

Dr. Pratima Chaudhuri, FITT- IIT Delhi Project Scientist, presented an enlightening address that underscored the immense potential of even the smallest ideas for research and entrepreneurship. She provided a detailed description of academic initiatives, a research scheme, and the role that the Patent and Incubation Centre plays in advancing entrepreneurship and research.  According to her, an idea can be transformed into a remarkable initiative for society’s development if it is executed effectively.

In the second session, Dr. Pratima explained about the role of the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) and FITT (Foundation for Innovation Technology Transfer) in driving innovation and economic growth in our country. To further bolster the entrepreneurial landscape, BIRAC proposes the implementation of an innovation ecosystem and mechanisms that empower and enable entrepreneurs. This comprehensive plan aims to provide entrepreneurs with the necessary resources, mentorship, and infrastructure required to transform their ideas into successful commercial ventures.

Dr. Pratima also discussed various state-of-the-art incubation centres strategically located across the country which serve as nurturing spaces for start-ups’, offering affordable lab space, shared equipment, and access to specialized facilities. 

Throughout the session, attendees were introduced to various techniques and best practices for writing and compelling research proposals that effectively communicate the value and potential impact of their research or entrepreneurial ventures. There was a detailed discussion of different aspects of the project, including identifying target audiences, defining clear objectives, developing a strong methodology, and highlighting its importance.

In this highly interactive session, participants were given the opportunity to participate in meaningful comprehension, clarify their understanding, and gain practical insight into proposal writing. They also outlined their research proposal and thesis with the keynote speaker. 

NIMS University is committed to providing a holistic learning experience that extends beyond the classroom and encompasses a wide array of knowledge-sharing opportunities. By organizing such sessions in collaboration with esteemed organizations like FITT-IIT Delhi, the university aims to nurture a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and research excellence among its students and faculty.

About FITT, IIT Delhi:

The Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) is a prominent organization promoting technology transfer, entrepreneurship development, and intellectual property creation. FITT plays a pivotal role in facilitating collaborations between academia, industry, and government organizations to drive innovation and research commercialization

The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is proud that the program is designed to create a supportive ecosystem, provide resources, and empower aspiring entrepreneurs and researchers to transform their ideas into successful ventures.

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