Saint-Gobain Research India (SGRI) heralds a new era in industry-institute collaboration. It’s a massive jump in application-oriented research, and is carried out jointly by Saint-Gobain and IIT-Madras. Yes, the researchers and engineers of the building-materials major work jointly with the faculty and scholars of India’s top engineering school. The investment is close to Rs.200 crore. Currently home to hundred plus top notch scientists, SGRI will ultimately employ over 250 of them drawn from across the globe. This team will help support existing businesses, develop new businesses and provide future talent for the company. The way forward is by building academic relationships and developing transversal competencies, even as it maintains key linkages with other R&D centres. A key vision is to be the onestop ‘reference’ for sustainable habitat.
Saint-Gobain Research India located within the research park of the IIT-M campus welcomes you into an imposing 8-metre high ground floor. Sophisticated pilot level equipments are positioned here to aid research in a wide range of building materials. It also houses an Experience Centre where the vast range of products of the Saint-Gobain Group is showcased. Some four floors above, spread over 120,000 sq ft of space, SGRI has a number of functional laboratorie
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