20 July 2018
Dear Sir / Madam,
Sub: NOMINATION FOR NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS-2018
National Design Research Forum (NDRF) established by the Institution of Engineers (India), promotes Research, Design, Development, Productization and Innovation through collaborative effort since 1969. NDRF is anchoring inter-disciplinary technological research in many engineering disciplines including for societal applications, and plays a major role in deploying engineering and technology services, systems, and solutions for nation building.
The recent activities at NDRF include initiation of the Follow-On Program of NP-MICAV, National Program on Unmanned Marine Vehicles. We are the participants of National Program on Cyborgs led by SITAR. We are exploring various applications of UAV/MAV including Agriculture, Mining, Disaster Management, Power line Inspection etc. We have built the domain expertise and the infrastructure required to participate in research programs in Micro and Nano Systems, Biosensors, Tissue-engineering, 3D Printing, Systems Engineering etc. The Rapid Prototyping Laboratory-ProtoLab has the state-of-the-art equipment to promote innovation in design and development. The Simulation Facility setup at NDRF is being augmented to support engineering design across disciplines through technologies such as Virtual Reality, 3D Visualization, Real-time Simulation Systems, etc.
These activities and facilities of NDRF are open to industry, academia and research organizations for collaborative research and development. Currently, we have a consortium of 40 including various R&D Labs, industry, academia and research organizations.
NDRF continues the tradition of identifying and recognizing outstanding contribution to engineering design through the National Design Awards since its inception. We request you to nominate outstanding engineers contributing to design for the 2018 edition of these prestigious awards. Details and the Nomination Form for all the seven categories of Awards are available at ndrf.res.in. Your nominations should reach the undersigned on or before 31 October 2018.
The Awards for the year 2018 will be presented at the 33rd Indian Engineering Congress, during December 2018.
We look forward to your association in NDRF’s programs of national importance, and seek nominations for the Awards for the year 2018 from your esteemed organisation.
(Dr. K. RAMACHANDRA)