Evonik, Institute Chemical Technology partner R&D in India

Evonik, Institute of Chemical Technology partner for R&D in India

9:24 AM, 6th February 2016
Evonik, Institute of Chemical Technology partner for R&D in India
Evonik Industries headquarters in Germany. (File photo)

ESSEN, GERMANY: Evonik Industries said that it has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Mumbai, India for the purpose of exploring research topics together, closely in selected fields in the future.

This research partnership agreement includes: provision of scholarship funds for master’s degree and PhD students; collaboration in research and development projects in the field of chemical science; financial support for internships for master, bachelor and PhD students; sponsor lectures and/or presentations by representatives of Evonik at ICT and vice versa.

Received topics have been discussed and work for PhD and master students will be kicked-off in Q1/Q2 2016, respectively. Lectures by Evonik colleagues at ICT will start by Feb 2016.

“Evonik Industries is proud to bring in the ICT in Mumbai as a partner to our network of scientific partners. The partnership program with ICT gives us an excellent link into India´s leading research Institution,” said Dr Georg Oenbrink, head of innovation networks and communications, Evonik’s Corporate Innovation.

The expansion of innovation activities in economically attractive regions supports Evonik’s growth strategy. The goal is to strengthen local customer competitiveness with technological services as well as research and application techniques that fit local needs.

Dr Stephan Pilz, VP, regional development India said that signing of this partnership will further strengthen ICT’s international collaboration whereas for Evonik, it will be the first of such collaboration with an Indian university. This day will be a memorable day for Evonik and ICT, with a first successful step together towards the future for creating new values globally.

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