Royal DSM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Electrical Research & Development Association (ERDA), a cooperative research institution created by the Indian electrical industry and utilities, to cover basic research in the field of electrical applications.
DSM and ERDA will cooperate in three areas in particular: firstly, they will engage in joint development projects on various topics of mutual interest, focusing on new innovations and studies that can have a positive impact on the environment, performance and affordability; secondly, technology testing programs will be established to prove that materials meet application requirements; and finally, exchange programs will be set up to enhance the capabilities and knowledge of both organizations.
“A technical partnership between DSM, with its specialization in engineering plastic materials and understanding of customer needs, and ERDA, with its competence in application engineering in the electrical engineering domain, forms an ideal launch pad to yield improved products for the market,” says ERDA Director T.P. Govindan. “It is hoped that the synergy in the partnership will prove beneficial to both partners and society at large. We look forward to making the partnership a defining milestone for both of us.”
At DSM, Rein Borggreve, Global Research & Technology Director for Engineering Plastics, highlights the group’s extensive network of partnerships with the best universities and institutes around the globe. “We are very excited about entering into this new cooperation with ERDA, a leading institute in the field of electrical applications,” he says. “We are confident that it will lead to innovative solutions on performance and sustainability.”