pmIndia-Innovation Lab inaugurated in collaboration with Chemnitz University1 min read

January 27, 2013 2 min read

pmIndia-Innovation Lab inaugurated in collaboration with Chemnitz University1 min read

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Manipal: The opening ceremony of the pmIndia-Innovation Lab for printed solar cells was held on January 24 at the Innovation Centre, Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT).

This joint Indo-German research collaboration, by Institute for Print and Media Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology (pmTUC) and Manipal University Technology Business Incubator (MUTBI), MIT, will focus on experiments and projects in printed electronics, especially in the field of Printed Paper Photovoltaics (3PVs), used for producing solar panels.

According to Dr. Arved C. Hubler from the Department of Print and Media Technology in Chemnitz University; Manipal was chosen for this noble venture since the researches here are very open-minded, fair, innovative and scientifically correct. “Manipal University believes that whatever has to be done has to be done professionally,” said Dr. K Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor, MU. Bjorn Engler and Deep Prakash, Alumni of the Indo-German double degree Master’s Programme in Print and Media Technology, have been in Manipal for the last two months to conduct and evaluate first experiments on printed solar cells.

“Internationalisation is important as we face global problems that require local solutions,” said Dr. Arnold van Zyl, Rector of Chemnitz University of Technology, also chief guest of the occasion.

A Scientific Research Exhibition of Institute of Print and Media Technology were also set up to show the latest developments in projects of pmTUC, world leader in mass-printed polymer electronics. These included Project PACU (Plastic Acoustics), Flexible Printed Integrated Disposable Electronic (FLEXIPRIDE), fully mass printed loudspeaker on paper and In-Mold Printing among others.

Dr. Vinod Thomas, Director, MIT along with representatives of the German Embassy, the consulate and from the industry and science were among those present for the ceremony. Solar panels were distributed as mementos to the dignitaries and main officials of this project.


Sub-edited by Sabari Saran