Mangaluru, Dec 7: Strengthening its activities in the Medical Technology domain, St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Mangaluru, recently signed an MoU with CHD Group, India Country Office. The main objective of the MoU is to promote academic co-operation and exchange of domain knowledge in education and research, publications, technical assistance and jointly carrying out research and innovation.
SJEC and CHD Group, through this MoU, aim to develop technology solutions for prevailing pain points in Public Healthcare and upscale strategic co-operation through industry institution interactions. Through its recently activated MedTech Team, SJEC will join hands with CHD Group in identifying solutions that can bring about a change in medical access for rural areas and bridge the aspirational gap to achieve Universal Health Coverage and build affordable healthcare, effective emergency management and disaster risk reduction, cost-effective and portable diagnosis and testing services etc. This pact will provide opportunities for students and faculty at SJEC to collaborate with CHD and engage in social innovation projects in the field of healthcare across the Asia Pacific Region, Transatlantic engagement and across the African continent over time.
The MoU was signed by Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, director of SJEC and Dr Edmond Fernandes, chief executive officer of CHD Group in the presence of Fr Rohith D’Costa, assistant director of SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, principal of SJEC and the other members of the MedTech team.