Michelin India Technology Centre in Pune and IIT Bombay-Monash Research Academy on February 16 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) designed to be an umbrella agreement between the two organizations for next-generation sustainable mobility research.
The partnership will be for a tenure of five years with several projects envisaged for development in the mobility space in India. It will bring Michelin’s global R&D DNA and involve doctoral students 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.
Mr Eric Philippe Vinesse, Executive Vice-President, Research & Development – Member of the Michelin Group Executive Committee, said: “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. In this evolving mobility ecosystem, this engagement will provide a solid platform for the PhD students from India, to appreciate and experience the strengths of Michelin’s innovation culture.”
During the signing ceremony, Dr. Arun Jaura, Managing Director Michelin India Technology Centre India, said: “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.”
Mr MS Unnikrishnan, CEO, IITB-Monash Research Academy, said: “We really value our research partnership with Michelin, one of the most technologically advanced tire manufacturers of the world. IITB-Monash Research Academy in partnership with Michelin is aiming to conduct application oriented translational research.”