CIs of HBNI are engaged in research and technology development. Indigenous nuclear technology capability is a testimony to the technological output of CIs.
It is to be noted that while technologies related to generation of nuclear power and associated nuclear fuel cycle facilities have been deployed by the public sector companies and industrial units within the DAE, non-power related technologies have been transferred to entities outside of the DAE. Institutions of the DAE have a well structured mechanism for transfer of technologies. It may be added that as per the section 20 of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962, inventions related to atomic energy are not patentable in India and accordingly CIs have not filed many patents.
Research output of CIs is impressive both in terms of total number of Journal Publications and citations thereof.
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