Anna University inculcated the idea to encourage its faculty members and researchers to participate in Applied Research and Technology Transfer from the year 2005. In order to facilitate researchers of Anna University for carrying out research projects, consultancy works, testing works, technology transfer, Anna University has formed the Centre for Technology Development and Transfer (CTDT) in August 2006. Since its inception, a number of initiatives were taken to help the user agencies and industries to identify possible areas of collaboration. CTDT was formally inaugurated by the then President of India, His Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on February 23, 2007. This Centre is responsible for interacting with various stakeholders, both internal and external. In the University, CTDT acts as the single window for partnership with industries and R&D organizations of multifold disciplines.