ICAR-CIPHET granted license of two technology (Ozo-C and UViC) to budding women entrepreneurs
Both entrepreneurs took keen interest in CIPHET developed technologies to start there new venture
Ludhiana: ICAR-Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana has licensed the recently developed Ozone based fruits and vegetable washer-cum-purifier (Ozo-C) and portable smart UV-C disinfection system (UViC) to two firms. Mrs. Snehal Dudhe Proprietor M/s CRD Invotech, Yavatmal (Maharashtra) took license of both the technology. While Mrs. A. Sirisha, Proprietor M/s Siri Labs, Ongole (Andhra Pradesh) took license of Ozo-C. Both the entrepreneurs took keen interest in CIPHET developed technologies to start there new venture. They came to know about these technology through ICAR news and contacted the Institute for licensing. They get the certificate and license of these technology through digital means due to ongoing nationwide lockdown. The proprietors expressed their confidence about capturing the market looking into present demand. Now, people are much more concern about food safety and security as well as maintaining cleanliness of personal belongings. Ozo-C and UViC have big potential at homes, hotels, and small food selling units. Moreover, they can be used in public locations like offices, shops, hospitals. Innovations like these can play a key role in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. R.K. Singh, Director ICAR-CIPHET lead the team of innovating Scientists and facilitated the event along with Dr. K. Narsaiah, Dr. Ranjeet Singh, Ms. Surya, Er. Yogesh Kalnar, and Dr. Bhupendra M Ghodki. This research team assured further technical help for mass production of the technology. Institute Technology Management Unit played a key role in getting the license through web/online mode.