In a unique collaboration ‘Latambarcem brewers’ Goa, and the ‘Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, University School of Sciences, Gujarat University have entered into an MOU in the area of Academics, Research, Quality Service, Innovation, Advisory, Research Projects, Conferences and visits of research scholars.
The Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology is a dynamic and flexible organization with a local focus. It was established in the year 1976 in University School of Sciences at Gujarat University. Department offers the M.Sc., M.Phil. & PhD programmes in the subject of Microbiology and Biotechnology. The Department is engaged in active research and has completed major research projects funded by the private sector such as British Petroleum (UK).
This collaboration will bring together the academic riches of the University School of Sciences and the industry-based research experience and learning of Latambarcem Brewers in achieving innovations in the fast-growing world of beverages.
The scope of collaboration is in the area of Academics, Research, Quality Control Innovation, Advisory, Research Projects, Conferences, exchange of research scholars etc.
The core objectives of the collaboration are:
- Design and implement programmes to train brewers and professional microbiologists for advanced research/ laboratory/industrial techniques.
- Organise awareness programs for the community about the importance of academia in industry and vice versa.
- Jointly conduct advance academic research for beverages, eco-waste management, recyclability and human health for testing, research, service and analysis.
- Jointly conduct in-house training programmes and various skill development courses etc.
Speaking on the occasion Anish Varshnei, the Chief Production Officer of Latambarcem Brewers said “We are the only craft beverage company in India that possesses an in-house quality control, microbiology and R&D lab along with a facility for recipe development. This will allow us to be on the cutting edge of innovation. We want researchers, scholars and scientists like those in the Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, University School of Sciences, Gujarat University”.
Varshnei announced that Dr. Dhaval Patel, Head of R & D and QC Latambarcem Brewers will spearhead this collaboration from the company’s side. Patel was largely responsible for this unique industry-academia collaboration.
Latambarcem Brewers’ credo is innovation and research helped by state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Research scholars from the University School of Sciences can gain hands in industrial experience and exchange innovative inputs towards product and ingredient research. This experience we believe will help them in the R & D ecosystem across brands.
Prof. (Dr.) Meenu Saraf and Dr. Dweipayan Goswami in the Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, University School of Sciences, Gujarat University, believe this collaboration will be of help to students where they will get an opportunity to envisage the real industrial issues and will be challenged to troubleshoot these issues which will be of great help for their overall skill set development. Moreover, this collaboration will provide newer opportunities of research and development that will benefit both the students and the industry.