Manav Rachna Research Innovation and Incubation Centre (MRIIC)
Manav Rachna Educational Institutions have always been Research oriented and Innovation driven institutions. This stems from MREI’s firm belief in creative thinking and creating better human beings. As a practice, Research & Innovation Clusters (RICs), Research Incubator and Centres of Excellence (CEs) are also made a part of institutions of Manav Rachna to bridge the gap between theory and practice so as to enable the students to improve their skills and set up their own horizon to do quality research even at undergraduate level in collaboration with academic partners and industries for the benefit of society. A lot of students projects are also undertaken.
All these correlated activities are undertaken at MREI under the aegis of Manav Rachna Research, Innovation & Incubation Centre comprising of:
MRIIC is a seminal initiative of MREI and is dedicated to Founder Visionary Dr. O.P. Bhalla whose dream was to encourage research, innovation and entrepreneurship to help the students to develop professional entrepreneurial ability and mindset to set up their own enterprises. It has been established with a view to cater to the needs of students and faculty members who are inclined towards research, innovation, and novel ideas.
The Centre through its various activities encourages both engineering and non-engineering students across various departments to develop innovative and creative business ideas which in the subsequent stages are incubated to convert into successful enterprises. The Centre is instrumental in coordinating entrepreneurial education so that they develop necessary background to take up viable and feasible start-up ventures. The Centre regularly organizes business plan competitions through which meritorious projects are identified and selected for direct support.
The centre provides all assistance to the teams in terms of design reviews, expert comments, provision of raw materials, manufacturing facilities, testing arrangements and any other special requirements. Suitable training programmes are arranged in order to enhance employability of MREI students.
Manav Rachna Research Collaboration
Manav Rachna has associated various Universities and Institutes internationally for Research and Academic exchange programs, there are more than 30 such collaborations.
Abdullah Gul University (Turkey), AIS St. Helens (New Zealand), Algonquin College(Canada), Antioquia School of Engineering(Columbia,USA), Association of International Accountants(UK), Autonomous University of Sinaloa (Mexico), Bangladesh Institute of Sports & Sciences (Bangladesh), Binawan Institute of Health Sciences(Indonesia), Curtin University(Australia), Edinburg Napier university(UK), Gerlev P.E.& Sports Academy (Denmark), University Sains (Malaysia), Hasan Kalyoncu University(Turkey), Hiram College (USA), Instanbul Commerce University (Istanbul), Istanbul Kultur University (Istanbul), Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Finland),Leeds Metropolitan University(UK),Missouri State University (USA), Our Lady of the Lake University ( USA),Purdue University North West(USA), Royal Agriculture University (UK), TSUKBA University (Japan), University Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Malysia), University of Pitesti(Romania), Kaohsiung University of Applied Science (Taiwan), College Sevigne (Paris,France), University College of Northern (Denmark), University of North America (North America), Istanbul Aydin University (Turkey), President University (Indonesia)
1.Indian Oil Corporation( IOCL) R&D Centre, Faridabad
Manav Rachna has entered into a MOU for research with Indian Oil R&D Centre (IOCL), Faridabad. IOCL Faridabad is actively involved in cutting edge research in the areas of bioremediation of hydrocarbon waste, refinery ETP efficiency improvement through biotechnological interventions, monitoring and mitigation of microbiologically influenced corrosion in oil industry, degradation studies on waste plastics, studies on enzyme mediated carbon dioxide capture, electro biocatalytic conversion of CO2 in to fuels, microalgae assisted CO2 capture and lipid production, and many more.
The objective of MOU between IOCL and Manav Rachna is to collaborate for promotion of education, research and innovation and directing research and development projects which are relevant to the IOCL and have high prospects of commercialization in the area of Chemistry, chemical/mechanical engineering, automobile engineering, petroleum refining, nano-technology/material science, biotechnology, fundamental and applied studies related to fuels, lubricants, bio-fuels, renewable energy, alternative energy, petrochemicals, etc. It further aims to provide opportunity for students to register for Ph.D at Manav Rachna for undertaking research work primarily at IOCL under an indentified project of mutual interest and to provide opportunity to B.Tech, M.Tech&M.Scstudents enrolled at Manav Rachna to carry out their final year dissertations, primarily at IOCL.
2.Translational Health Science and Technology Institute(THSTI),Faridabad
Manav Rachna has entered into a MOU with Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad. The MoU between THSTI and Manav Rachna aims at synergistic partnership to implement theScience SetuProgramme approved by the Governing Body of the THSTI, to contribute to the national goal of encouraging bright young minds to take up the pursuit of science and technology as a career option. The objectives of the MoU are to address the changing needs of teaching, learning and research in biological sciences, to link THSTI in the spirit of “success through access” to undergraduate, post graduates & research scholars for teaching and research in biological sciences, to engage a talent pool of potential biology students in the delivery of innovation, research and continuous development, to actas a catalyst of change. The MoU encompasses mutual consultation and engagement through lectures/discussion, laboratory exercises, mentorship to student science projects, mentorship to teacher science projects and research, Faculty Teacher Forums, summer student/ teacher internships, organizing conferences and workshops jointly on latest/current areas of mutual interest, faculty training as summer school (15 days) in areas of research to upgrade their knowledge and laboratory skills and certificate trainings
3.Council of Scientific &Industrial Research (CSIR)– Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP),Dehradun
A MoU has been entered into between CSIR-IIP and Manav Rachna encourage interaction between the Scientists, Research fellows, faculty members and students of both the organizations through exchange of personnel through deputation for limited periods, organization of joint conferences and seminars, practical training of Manav Rachna students at CSIR-IIP, sharing of respective R&D facilities. CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP) is one of the leading constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). Established in 1960, the Institute is devoted to multidisciplinary areas of research and development in the downstream sector of hydrocarbon and related industry.
It also encourages joint guidance of student projects/thesis in Engineering and Basic Sciences, wherein CSIR-IIP personnel, as well as research scholars, may also be allowed to enroll for their Ph.D / M.Tech at Manav Rachna.
4.National Institute of Immunology(NII), New Delhi
The MoU between National Institute of Immunology (NII) and Manav Rachna aims at promoting research in science and technology under the Science SetuProgramme. The NII is committed to advanced research addressing the basic mechanisms involved in body’s defence to identify modalities for manipulation of the immune system to provide protection against diseases and understand mechanisms that can be used to target disease processes for intervention.
The engagement would include lectures and discussion on some topics within the curriculum, laboratory exercises and experiments, quality enhancement, mentorship to student science projects, faculty mentorship to discuss broad issues on latest developments in science, career opportunities, innovative methodologies in teaching/research, science & technology policy issues, summer internships of students, organizing conferences and workshops jointly on latest/current areas of mutual interest, certificate trainings and joint supervisorship of experts from NII to research scholars enrolled at Manav Rachna.
In recognition of the outstanding contribution made by MREI in innovation activities, MRIU was conferred with ASSOCHAM Education Excellence Awards 2014 for the “Best Private University Promoting Research & Innovation”, National Education Excellence Award 2015 for the ‘Best University serving Social Cause’. Faculty of Engineering & Technology, MRIU awarded as Best engineering campus in North India for promoting Research in 2014 and Faculty of Management Studies, MRIU was ranked among the top 50 Business School in India and amongst top 15 in North India in 2015. Recently, MRIU was felicitated with ‘ASSOCHAM – National Education Excellence Award 2016 for the ‘Best University for promoting Industry-Academia Interface’
Some of the notable innovative projects developed by students at MRIIC are given below:
1. Project Shwaas
Shwaas is designed to help anyone who has consumed alcohol to make smarter choices before getting behind the wheel. Shwaas plugs into your smartphone’s headphone jack and after you download the accompanying app and secure the device, all you do is blow into the device to register your BAC (Blood Alcohol Consumption).
Practicing the art of dentistry requires a high degree of concentration and precision. But awkward postures, repetitious hand movements, and persistent vibration to the hand and wrist from a high-speed hand piece can make practitioners vulnerable to pain, injury. The gadget comes with a mobile phone application to monitor postures and guiding the user for the correct postures.
Team Eyeluminati from Manav Rachna won Jury’s choice award for their idea’ GRIWADITI which is an automated,non-invasive and easily accessible screening tool for Cervical Cancer.Griwaditi is a point-of –care portable imaging device which used advanced optical techniques to produce high resolution magnified images of the cervix. Ithas a unique cervical cancer lesion detection algorithm to quickly screen cervical cancer. The remote diagnostic application allows images to be shared for consultation with experts around the world via a cloud based tele-oncology platform.
4. Solar Driven Car: Award Winning Project
Solar Driven Car, a final year project of Automobile Engineering department, students of MRIU has bagged the 1st Runner-Up position in the ‘Student Innovator of the Year’ award category at the Indian Automotive Technology and Innovation Awards (IATIA) for the year 2016.
The award was given for application–‘Enhancement of Electric Vehicles with Safety Devices’. The designed and developed vehicle comprises of innovations such as– Ultra-capacitor, Three-dimensionalsolar panel charging, Electronic gadgets (like G.P.S navigation system, overloadingsensing system, security system), Pre-collision indication, Chassiswith impact indicatingsensors, Vehicle to Vehicle communication using Bluetooth, an Automatic roof water collector. Apartfromthese innovations, the team has alsoachieved stable efficiencythrough- charging the batteryfrom the solar panels, fabricatingvehiclechassiswith high strength-light weightdensity, interfacing the controllerwitharduino to have lessintake of current and initial power delivers to motor by ultra capacitor to eliminate voltage fluctuation of batteries.
5. Smart Extension Board
In this project a GSM controlled extension board is designed in which switching of the individual sockets can be done from any distance using SMS. An Android App is designed in which different buttons are provided to switch on/off individual sockets of the extension board.
6. Schedulable Extension Board
This extension board comes with a mobile phone application to feed the on/off schedule of the gadget that is connected to the extension board
7. Universal Remote (Android App Based)
Universal Remote can be used to control various appliances such as Television, AC, DVD player etc. The gadget comes with a smart phone app with easy user interface to provide altogether different experience to the user.
8. IOT Based Home Automation System
This system can be integrated with house and industries for providing access to various electrical gadgets over the internet
9. Smart Dust Bin
This dustbin gives audio message. When some garbage is thrown in it. This is a unique gadget which promotes awareness of keeping the environment clean.
10. Real Time Weather Monitoring System
This gadget monitors the humidity & temperature of the environment in real time & the information is sent to a website for graphical display which enables the user to analyse the variations in real time
11. Electric Wheel Chair
This wheel chair comes with a head mounted gadget to provide movement control of the wheel chair . Emergency alert messages can also be sent to the concerned person with the help of a smart phone application
12. Biometric Secured Access System
This system can be integrated with doors to provide secured access any area. The access is provided only to the authorized users whose finger print is registered in the system
13. Smart Skull
This Gadget send alert messages to pre-determined hospitals to provide immediate help to the bike rider who meets with an accident. The location of the accident place is sent to the hospitals in the nearby area with a smart phone app.
14. Gaming Gun
Gaming Gun can be used to play computer games which involves use of Gun & it gives an altogether different gaming experience to the user.
A unique seat which comes with a bean bag fitted on a tyre of the car with solar powered charging facility.
16. Black Box for Vehicles
This gadget monitors the speed, location & driving habits of the vehicle in which it is fitted