Published: 30th May 2019
ISRO opens advanced Space Technology Incubation Centre on NIT Tiruchy campus
The ISRO director was confident that NITT would extend the reach of the centre in the southern region
ISRO on Wednesday inaugurated its advanced Space Technology Incubation Centre (S-TIC) on NIT Tiruchy (NITT) campus. ISRO director K Sivan inaugurated the centre through video-conference in the presence of NITT director Dr Mini Shaji Thomas, senior officials.
"S-TIC will spread space technology to nook and cranny of the of the country and not confine space research to cities where ISRO has a presence," Sivan said in his address.
On the need for more participation in space research, Dr Sivan said unlike other systems, space technology was multidisciplinary. “To solve problems on the ground, we need to go to space. Space technology can provide solutions for safety, security and quality. Every human is connected to space. Imagine if satellites were to stop functioning, everyone will be affected.”
The ISRO director was confident that NITT would extend the reach of the centre in the southern region. Final year students and those pursuing research can take up ISRO’s problem statements or propose challenges. ISRO will absorb relevant research outcomes if required, officials said.
An MoU was exchanged between Dr PV Venkatakrishnan, Director, Capacity Building Programme Office (CBPO), ISRO-HQ and Dr Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NITT. Jiwan Kumar Pandit, Associate Director, CBPO, was also present.