Anna University was established on 4th September 1978 as a unitary type of University. Anna University is a dynamic institution dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence. The University has become more relevant than ever as a provider of talent, knowledge and innovation in this age of progress through knowledge. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology and Allied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society.
CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER
Centre For Technology Development and Transfer (CTDT) was during the year 2005 to encourage Research and Technology Transfer in Anna university. CTDT is responsible to interact with the Stakeholders for partnership with Industries and R&D establishment, for Research, Consultancies and Training programs of the University. CTDT provides vision for Students and Faculty members in R&D Activities, Consultancy and Sponsored Research Projects. CTDT has also the responsibility of commercializing developed technologies through business incubation and entrepreneurship development.
TECHNOLOGY ENABLING CENTRE
Department of Science and Technology (DST) has selected Anna University for establishing Technology Enabling Centre (TEC) at Tamilnadu to promote Intellectual Property Rights, Incubation, Startups and Entrepreneurship with an annual grant of Rupees One Crore. The objective of TEC will be to create an Ecosystem for Technology Development in the Universities and provide a platform to network researchers with other institutes, National laboratories and industry.The focus of Centres will be on providing an enabling eco system, process and support system.
The activities envisaged under TEC are