Academy Industry Partners

BHP Billiton Ltd.

BHP Billiton is the world’s largest diversified resources company. The company discovers, develops and markets commodities including aluminium, energy coal and metallurgical coal, copper, manganese, iron ore, uranium, nickel, silver and titanium minerals, oil, gas, liquefied natural gas and diamonds, to meet the world’s resources and energy needs. Technical innovation is a key element to BHP Billiton’s strategy to achieve growth and improved financial performance.


Orica Mining Services is the world’s leading supplier of commercial explosives. They have pioneered new technology for more than a century, adapting to the needs of a changing global mining industry. Their technical people are some of the best in the business. Operating globally, Orica has regional offices in Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Latin America. Orica partners with customers across many industries including the open cut coal, open cut metal, underground mining, quarrying and construction industries. Orica aims to be among the best performers internationally in safety, health and environment. As part of this commitment, they invest significantly in research and programs to support their vision of Sustainable Development – for their research partners, for Orica and for the future.


CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia’s national science agency. CSIRO research delivers solutions for agribusiness, energy and transport, environment and natural resources, health, information technology, telecommunications, manufacturing and mineral resources. Our work delivers improvements to every aspect of life from oceans to energy, metals to medicine, and sustainability to food. CSIRO also works at the forefront of emerging sectors such as gene technology and nanotechnology. CSIRO works with leading scientific organisations around the world and has partners and customers ranging from foreign governments and small companies to large multi-nationals and international foundations.

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Infosys Technologies Ltd.defines, designs and delivers technology-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a Flat World. Infosys also provides a complete range of services by leveraging our domain and business expertise and strategic alliances with leading technology providers. Infosys Technologies Ltd offerings span business and technology consulting, application services, systems integration, product engineering, custom software development, maintenance, re-engineering, independent testing and validation services, IT infrastructure services and business process outsourcing. Infosys has a global footprint with over 50 offices and development centers in India, China, Australia, the Czech Republic, Poland, the UK, Canada and Japan.


The Reliance Group, is India’s largest private sector enterprise, with businesses in the energy and materials value chain. The flagship company, Reliance Industries Limited, is a Fortune Global 500 company and is the largest private sector company in India. Backward vertical integration has been the cornerstone of the evolution and growth of Reliance. Starting with textiles in the late seventies, Reliance pursued a strategy of backward vertical integration – in polyester, fibre intermediates, plastics, petrochemicals, petroleum refining and oil and gas exploration and production – to be fully integrated along the materials and energy value chain. The Group’s activities span exploration and production of oil and gas, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals (polyester, fibre intermediates, plastics and chemicals), textiles, retail, infotel and special economic zones.


JSW Foundation undertakes social development initiatives on behalf of the JSW Group of companies. The Foundation is headed by Mrs. Sangita Jindal while the executive is headed by Mr. Paresh Tewary. A team of social development professionals is based in Mumbai and at every location where JSW has its operations. JSW has presently allocated 1.5% of its PAT to pursue its CSR initiatives. The Foundation works closely with village communities and creates synergies with other verticals of the JSW Group. The Foundation undertakes activities in the areas of Education, Health, Livelihood and Empowerment, Sports, Environment, Arts, Culture and Heritage.


Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) ranks among the world’s top petrochemical companies. The company is among the world’s market leaders in the production of polyethylene, polypropylene and other advanced thermoplastics, glycols, methanol and fertilizers.
SABIC recorded a net profit of SR 24.72 billion (US$ 6.59 billion) in 2012. Sales revenues for 2012 totaled SR 189 billion (US$ 50.40 billion). Total assets stood at SR 338 billion (US$ 90.13 billion) at the end of 2012.
SABIC’s businesses are grouped into Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics. SABIC has significant research resources with 18 dedicated Technology & Innovation facilities in Saudi Arabia, the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, India, China and South Korea. The company operates in more than 40 countries across the world with around 40,000 employees worldwide.
SABIC manufactures on a global scale in Saudi Arabia, the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Headquartered in Riyadh, SABIC was founded in 1976 when the Saudi Arabian Government decided to use the hydrocarbon gases associated with its oil production as the principal feedstock for production of chemicals, polymers and fertilizers. The Saudi Arabian Government owns 70 percent of SABIC shares with the remaining 30 percent held by private investors in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Tata Power

Tata Power had its inception in 1915, establishing India’s first large hydro-electric project in Khopoli, Maharashtra and driven by its late founder, Shri Jamshetji N. Tata’s pioneering vision. Today, a hundred years later, Tata Power is a respected name; it is a global company with presence across continents and is a dedicated resource to the country, providing ‘Invisible Goodness’ to the nation. A goodness that although invisible, is crucial.
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with significant international presence. From Fuel and Logistics to Generation and Transmission to Distribution and Trading – exploring various renewable sources of energy in India and globally – Tata Power now has a significant presence in wind, solar, hydro and geothermal energy space.
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Tata Chemicals

Tata Chemicals Limited is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on LIFE: Living, Industry and Farm Essentials.
Through its living essentials portfolio the company has positively impacted the lives of millions of Indians. Tata Chemicals is the pioneer and market leader in India’s branded Iodised salt segment. With the introduction of an innovative, low-cost, nanotechnology-based water purifier, it is providing affordable, safe drinking water to the masses.
Tata Chemicals is the world’s second largest producer of soda ash with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. The company’s industry essentials product range provides key ingredients to some of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, detergents and other industrial products.
With its farm essentials portfolio the company has carved a niche in India as a crop nutrients provider. It is a leading manufacturer of urea and phosphatic fertilisers and, through its subsidiary, Rallis, has a strong position in the crop protection business.
The Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre is home to world-class R&D capabilities in the emerging areas of nanotechnology and biotechnology. The company’s Centre for Agri-Solutions and Technology provides advice on farming solutions and crop nutrition practices.
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BASF is a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world.The BASF Group comprises subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries and operates six integrated production sites and 390 other production sites in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Americas and Africa.[5] Its headquarters is located in Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has customers in over 190 countries and supplies products to a wide variety of industries. BASF India Limited is a leading multinational chemical company guided by its corporate purpose – We create chemistry for a sustainable future. The Company caters to several sectors including agriculture, automotive, pharmaceuticals, construction, consumer durables, consumer care, paper, and paints. These businesses have inherited a strong technological support from the parent company – BASF SE and embodies total quality commitment from every employee of the organization. Through its focus on sustainability, the company embodies environment-friendly and customer-focused best practices to deliver high value to customers, stakeholders and the community at large. BASF India Limited is listed on BSE Ltd. and the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.

Department of Biotechnology India (DBT)

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is an Indian government department, under the Ministry of Science and Technology responsible for administrating development and commercialisation in the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. It was set up in 1986.Through several research and development projects, demonstrations, grants and creation of infrastructural facilities a clear visible impact of this field has been seen. The department has made significant achievements in the growth and application of biotechnology in the broad areas of agriculture, health care, animal sciences, environment, and industry.The proven technologies at the laboratory level have been scaled up and demonstrated in field. Patenting of innovations, technology transfer to industries and close interaction with them have given a new direction to biotechnology research in India.

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The Procter & Gamble Company serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its portfolio of more than 300 brands and operations in more than 80 global markets. Started as a two-man company 175 years ago, P&G has grown into the largest consumer goods company in the world.
The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®.

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Thermax is a USD One billion engineering major providing solutions in the areas of energy and environment. In over 75 countries, clients make use of Thermax’s business-to-business solutions for energy efficient and eco-friendly operations: heating equipment fired on a wide variety of fuels including biomass and absorption chillers that work on by waste heat or steam; power and cogeneration plants; waste heat recovery units; systems for water & waste water management and air pollution control; performance improving chemicals.
Thermax operations are supported by innovative R&D, tie-ups with global technology majors, an international sales & service network spread over 25 countries and state-of-the art manufacturing facilities that conform to international standards. Its manufacturing plants in India, China, Denmark and Germany are certified to adhere to ISO 9001: 2000 for quality management for all business operations; ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management and OHSAS 18001:1999 for occupational health & safety for manufacturing operations.

Before it became a billion dollar company in 2010-11, Thermax had been consistently featured in the Forbes ‘Asia’s 200 Best under a Billion’ companies.

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Piramal Life Sciences

Piramal Enterprises Limited (PEL) is one of India’s largest diversified companies, with a presence in pharmaceuticals, life sciences, financial services and information management. The Life Sciences vertical of PEL comprises New Chemical Entity (NCE) Research; the Imaging division, whose investigational PET amyloid imaging agent 18F-Florbetaben is undergoing review at the FDA and EMA; and the Bio-Orthopaedics Division, whose unique cartilage regeneration product, BST-CarGel® has received European Regulatory approval.
The NCE Research Division of PEL focuses on the discovery and development of innovative medicines to improve the lives of patients suffering from cancer, metabolic disorders and inflammatory conditions. Our approach is to capitalize on our existing strengths, in particular the India advantage and leverage our external partnerships to achieve high levels of R&D productivity. Our state-of-the-art Research Centre in Mumbai has comprehensive capabilities spanning target identification all the way through clinical development. Our robust R&D pipeline, which includes P276, our investigational drug candidate for serious, radiation-induced mucositis; and our strong patents portfolio bear testimony to our innovative and rigorous drug discovery process.

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Cisco systems

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Cisco commenced India operations in 1995. The Cisco Global Development Center is in Bangalore and is the largest outside the US. It houses Cisco’s Research and Development (R&D), IT, Services and customer support teams and develops disruptive business models for Cisco to create new go-to-market channels, markets, processes and technologies for emerging markets. The Advanced Global Briefing Center located in India, showcases Cisco’s latest technology solutions and proof-of-concepts.

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Forbes Marshall Pvt. Ltd.

As an organization, Forbes Marshall has a long history of serving the communities it operates in; playing the role of a catalyst, enabling successful social change. Building on those experiences, the Forbes Marshall Foundation was set up, with the objective of supporting projects and communities, located outside of Pune, India.
The Foundation’s core principle is to “give” in a manner, which promotes sustainability of a project. The three core grant making priority areas are education, health – with a particular focus on neglected areas of health; and research, which would foster more enlightened and informed giving.
The belief is that every human being deserves to be respected and valued, irrespective of his or her life circumstances and background.

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