Michelin India Tech collaborates with IIT Bombay- Monash Research for sustainable mobility

This partnership will be for five years with several projects envisaged for development in the Mobility space in India.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 16 Feb 2021 Views icon12804 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Pune-based Michelin India Technology Centre and IIT Bombay - Monash Research Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), designed to be an Umbrella Agreement for next generation sustainable mobility research.

This partnership will be for five years with several projects envisaged for development in the Mobility space in India. It will bring Michelin’s global Research and Development DNA and involve doctoral students (PhD) from IIT Bombay - Monash Research Academy encompassing a wide range of themes such as advanced computational engineering, materials, simulation and manufacture, Infrastructure engineering, clean energy, water, nanotechnology, biotechnology and stem cell research.

During the signing ceremony, Dr Arun Jaura, managing director of Michelin India Technology Centre India, said: “In India, Michelin R&D’s partnership with IITB-Monash Academy is a strategic lever used to foster the power and speed of innovation in the mobility ecosystem. In light of sustainability, this partnership will nurture talent and encourage PhD students to collaborate and create innovative mobility related solutions. This particular partnership will provide PhD students with exposure to technologies and experiences from three different continents – allowing them to access state of the art facilities, join forces with intellectual academic minds, and work alongside industry experts.”

Eric Philippe Vinesse, Executive Vice President, Research & Development - Member of the Michelin Group Executive Committee said: “Open innovation, through partnerships globally, is a priority for Michelin R&D. It enables us to accelerate and scale up mobility related innovative opportunities around Data Driven Engineering and Sustainable materials. I am delighted about this partnership of Michelin in India with IITB-Monash Academy as it will enhance mutual development and stimulate stronger collaboration for sustainable mobility.”

MS Unnikrishnan, CEO, IITB-Monash Research Academy said: "IITB-Monash Research Academy in partnership with Michelin is aiming to conduct application oriented translational research. Professors from IIT Bombay and Monash University, Australia will team up with Michelin in this outcome-oriented program targeted to create mobility-oriented technologies of tomorrow".

Mercedes-Benz India opens its first integrated 3S experience centre in Kochi

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar02 Feb 2023

Coastal Star sales and service experience centre uses 70% sustainable energy via solar panels and has a 180kW DC fast ch...

Growth-oriented Budget to be demand accelerator for India Auto Inc

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar02 Feb 2023

Demand-side measures with lowered direct taxes, infrastructure push and support to start-ups and MSMEs augur well to sti...

Hyundai Motor India surpasses 50,000 sales for the second time this fiscal in January

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar01 Feb 2023

Ongoing fiscal saw the company surpass the 50,000-unit monthly sales mark in July 2022; set to drive past the half-a-mil...