InnoCentive accelerates expansion into scientific community in India

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 25 September 2002, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: InnoCentive, an e-business venture of Eli Lilly and Company, a leading innovation-driven pharmaceutical company, on Tuesday announced a partnership with the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) at the IndiaChem 2002 conference.

InnoCentive provides an online forum that allows world-class scientists and innovation-driven companies to collaborate in a global scientific community to solve difficult R&D problems.

"We are very committed to expanding InnoCentive's presence in India and its large and fast-growing scientific community," said Darren Carroll, chief executive officer of InnoCentive.

"Our association with IIChE will further enhance our solver base, and provide more scientific solutions to innovation-driven companies worldwide." Carroll noted that IIChE is one of the oldest and most prestigious scientific organizations in India, and it boasts over 18,000 members from academia, industry, and research institutes world-wide.

"Collaboration between IIChE and InnoCentive will provide an international platform to Indian chemical engineers for the productive use of their creative skills" said Dr. S.K. Sharma, president of the IIChE. "It will also generate synergy between a leading powerhouse of innovations and one of the largest professional societies of chemical engineers in Asia facing the challenges of science and technology for the welfare of the society."

InnoCentive has also joined forces with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the largest research and development organization in India and one of the largest in the world. All CSIR scientists can work on InnoCentive scientific challenges, which raise the potential for this talented group of Indian scientists to achieve international recognition and financial rewards.

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