Thomson Reuters innovation award won by DRDO

   Nov 18, 3:41 pm

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been awarded the Thomson Reuters India Innovation Award for 2011 in "Hi-Tech Academic and Government" category.

The award was presented to DRDO by Minister of State for Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar at an event organised here by Thomson Reuters and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

DRDO's Chief Controller for Research and Development Dr K.D. Nayak received the award on behalf of the organisation. The defence research agency won the award in the "Hi-tech Academic and Government Institution" category.

The award was adjudged on the basis of size of patent portfolio, success rate, extent of globalization and influence of innovation as the analytical parameters.

DRDO is the largest Government science and technology organisation engaged in developing defence technologies covering various disciplines with a vision to make India prosperous by establishing world-class science and technology base and provide the defence services decisive edge by equipping them with internationally competitive systems and solutions.

DRDO has generated a wide range of cutting edge defence technologies covering various disciplines like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, missiles, advanced computing and simulation, special materials, naval systems, life sciences, training and information systems.

The organisation has been consistently making all out efforts for innovation and IPR culture to be an integral part of Rand D, which has resulted in the current IPR portfolio of around 1400, that includes patents, copyrights, designs and trademarks.

Thomas Reuters India Innovation Award- 2011 is a pointer to the high impact and utility of the innovations made by DRDO and is a morale booster for its scientific community. (ANI)

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