Research Planning and Business Development

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National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (NIIST) is a multi-disciplinary R&D laboratory actively engaged in both basic and applied research while satisfying the regional needs in agro products, materials and energy in the present globalization-induced competitive economy. It takes up Contract Projects (Sponsored, Collaborative/Consultancy) as well as testing and analysis from industries. NIIST has several national and International linkages bonded through R&D, Academic and industry chains. The Laboratory has many high impact Publications, Potential Patents and illustrious Technology Transfers to its credit. It also plays a significant role in the Human Resource Development arena by training Post Graduate students and generating PhD Personnel.

Activities of Business Development Division at NIIST include:

  • Transfer of in house developed Technologies
  • Assistance in scale up
  • Feasibility studies
  • Technical consultancy
  • Marketing of knowledge base / expertise available in house
  • Business negotiations and forging partnership
  • MoUs and Agreements


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For Business Development Contact :

Mr. Chandrakanth,
Senior Principal Scientist & Head, RPBD
NIIST, Trivandrum – 19
Email : chandra[at]
Phone : 0471-2515226

Team members

Dr. P. Nishy
Chief Scientist, RPBD

Mr. R.S. Praveen Raj
Principal Scientist, RPBD

Dr. Riju Davis
Principal Scientist, RPBD

Dr. R. Venkatesh,
Scientist, RPBD