Centre for Technology Acquisition and Transfer (CTAT)
ARCI has been using different models to engage with other organizations for development, demonstration and transfer of advanced materials technologies. Following prominent Agreements are being signed by ARCI to implement such engagement mechanisms:
Technology Demonstration and/or Transfer Agreement
In this mode, two types of Agreements are being signed
a) Technology Transfer: This Agreement is being signed for technologies, which have already been developed and demonstrated. b) Technology Demonstration and Transfer: These Agreements are being signed by ARCI with appropriately identified industrial partners for technologies, which need to be demonstrated in applications that are relevant to the associated industry.
Cooperative R & D Agreement
Through Cooperative R & D Agreements (CRADAs), ARCI associates with an industrial research organization for the scientific and technical conduct of a project. Collaborative and intellectual contribution by RTO's partner organization is expected in this mode. Modus operandi of utilizing CRADA results is a crucial component of CRADA.
R & D Consortium Agreement
ARCI collaborates with academic institutions and private industrial organization(s) either from a single nation or from different nations, to implement these Agreements. These projects aim to find innovative solution(s) that can potentially benefit an industry sector.
Joint Demonstration Centre Agreement
Such Agreements are used to accelerate ARCI's international technology collaborations. Implementation involves establishment of a Joint Technology Demonstration Centre by ARCI and partner industrial organization generally from a foreign country. Partner industrial organization has already demonstrated the usefulness of a technology by proving applications in a country than India. Joint work - utilizing technological understanding of a partner organization and ARCI's technology transfer/commercialization experience - is carried out to demonstrate newer applications identified by an industrial organization.