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BTRA awarded for “Excellence in Innovations in Textile Sector” by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India

BTRA has been selected by the Ministry of Textiles for award in the ‘Excellence in Innovations in Textiles sector’. The Ministry of Textiles (MoT) has constituted a special committee to assess and recognize the best innovations in Indian Textile Industry. The special committee includes eminent leaders of the Indian Textile Industry. The committee invited applications from Indian Textile companies and Textile Research Associations(TRA), to identify and reward out-of-the-box thinking and innovative ideas which has an edge over the existing technology and has cost cutting, energy saving and ecofriendly approach.

Out of the two applications that were submitted for nomination for the award from BTRA in the last week of December and one of them bagged the award!

The award winning innovation is related to the integration of electronic components and nano-technology resulting in the birth of intelligent fabrics possessing specific properties. This filament with enhanced piezo-electric property can be used as sensor, actuator or generator as a part of garment. This filament will be able to replace the use of existing sensors, actuators and generators that are hard and fragile and affect the comfort of the wearer.

The award ceremony was held on 6th January, 2019 at Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi. It was conferred by the Vice President of India, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu and was received by the Director, BTRA. The Textile Minister Ms. Smriti Irani was also present on the dais during the award giving ceremony.

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