The Digital University of Kerala (DUK) has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with four universities in the UK: Oxford, Edinburgh, Manchester and Siegen, for collaboration in the field of graphene.
It was noted that the effort of state government is to start industries based on new generation technologies, and the present MoUs are expected to further strengthen Kerala’s ability to develop cutting-edge research and develop a knowledge economy in the sector.
“Kerala intends to build a world-class ecosystem for graphene,” Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said, adding that organizations involved in the development of nanotechnology and materials of future times like that of graphene would be encouraged.
A science park would also be set up to support digital technology-based knowledge industries. The DUK has already been entrusted with the task of developing the Digital Science Park as a major institute for research and development in digital science and technologies, according to Pinarayi.