BENGALURU: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has called for Request for Qualification (RfQ) to transfer its indigenously developed technology to manufacture Lithium-ion cells to the Indian industry for use in electric vehicles.
One of ISRO’s major centres, Thiruvananthapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), is offering to transfer the in-house developed Li-ion cell technology to competent Indian industries on non-exclusive basis to establish Li-ion cell production facilities in India.This initiative is expected to enable zero-emission policy of India and accelerate the development of indigenous electric vehicle industry.
Towards the transfer of Li-ion cell technology, an RfQ to qualify and shortlist suitable industries in India is available on VSSC, ISRO and NITI Aayog websites.
Interested parties may visit any of the following websites for more details: www.vssc.gov.in, www.isro.gov.in, or www.niti.gov.in.This is not the first time that this technology has been transferred to the Indian industry. In March this year, ISRO entered into a Technology Transfer Agreement with Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) to transfer the technology for manufacture of space grade version of these Li-ion cells.