Tata Steel and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research have signed an umbrella Memorandum of Understanding on 31 January 31 2022 to pursue strategic technological partnership across multiple technology areas. The objective of this collaboration model is to create first-in-the-world technologies with a global impact on society, industry, and the innovation ecosystem. Tata Steel CEO & MD Mr TV Narendran said “The association of Tata Steel with institutions of eminence like CSIR goes back a long way given the mutual goals and complementary capabilities. Tata Steel intends to be an industry leader in technology and do deeper work on opportunities in the value chain to realise the vision of a green future and contribute to nation-building. We look forward to working together with CSIR for mutual benefit and for the benefit of the country.” Tata Steel intends to leverage this collaboration opportunity with CSIR to develop and deploy cutting-edge technologies in critical areas like Hydrogen, Coatings, Energy, and Medical Materials. This partnership will help the Company further its pursuit of sustainable breakthrough technologies in the materials domain, accelerate digitalisation in the manufacturing sector and lead the steel industry’s transformation journey towards sustainable decarbonisation. CSIR is a key collaborative entity of the Government, offering diverse competencies in industrial research. While there have been select project-based one-to-one collaborations of Tata Steel with individual CSIR entities such as National Metallurgical Laboratory and Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, there is potential to better leverage overlapping competencies of CSIR institutes through an umbrella collaboration model. Tata Steel and CSIR strive to tap this attractive alliance opportunity and be the front runner in developing and deploying diverse breakthrough technologies. The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research was established in 1942, as an autonomous Society whose President is the Prime Minister of India. It is one of the foremost scientific and industrial research organisations in the world. Over the years, it has helped multiple industries and local state governments maximise their economic and environmental benefits through research and development.