Many industrial accidents that have occurred after 2001 in Japan led the positive growth of industry-research collaboration to find scientific solutions for corrosion problems. Governmental research projects have been started to prevent industrial accidents in CPIs in terms of technical and business developments in the last two years. One such effort is the “Development of Highly Qualified Maintenance Technology & Business Models in CPIs and Bridges” study, supported by METI. Another activity is the work of the “Risk Based Maintenance in CPIs” committee, supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MECSST). Both activities have been carried out through collaboration among industries, universities and national institutes (Source: Paper No. 06211, NACE Annual Conference 2006).
Our country is yet to develop programs like Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) to address the materials and corrosion concerns with specific reference to our Indian operating conditions. Experience gathered from outside sources could be taken as valuable guidelines to enumerate the importance of such studies and initiate JIPs. A school of thought continues to live with our Indian industries that Research community, especially the government owned scientific and industrial research laboratories, do not effectively utilize the research and technical capabilities to deal with the real world conditions (Source: http://corrosionsurveyinindia.wordpress.com/our-publications/ ).
India Inc is now looking for innovation in many fields. Positive growth is noticed for funding innovations through various schemes. Our network has a pool of cross-domain experts/researchers/academic/industries professionals who can develop innovative programs in corrosion science and engineering applicable for Indian operating conditions.