International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) established in the year 1997, is an Autonomous Research and Development Centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India with main campus at Hyderabad spread about 95 acres of land and with operations in Chennai and Gurgaon.
ARCI's mandate is
- Development of High Performance Materials and Processes for Niche Markets
- Demonstration of Technologies at Prototype / pilot scale
- Transfer of Technology to Indian Industry
The activities are pursued through 11 Research Centres, with main focus on development of nationally unique technologies and application oriented programmes. Synonymous to its name, ARCI is also open to collaborate with Indian and foreign laboratories, universities and industries for successful achievement of its goals.
Based on the perceived market size of products/services based on ARCI technologies, ARCI has adopted exclusive and non-exclusive modes of technology transfer to facilitate healthy competition in the market. So far, ARCI has successfully transferred 32 technologies to 46 receivers (Know-How Document has been handed over) and few technologies are under transfer.