Bengaluru is emerging as a hub in engineering design, R&D and product development for a number of global players from various segments including
automotives, telecom, infrastructure, wind energy, etc. During the last few years extensive industrial activity has been witnessed in and around
Bengaluru mainly due to conducive eco-system, enriched talent pool and growing number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). This in turn has
necessitated the need to set-up polymer research laboratory with modern equipment at the hub to support the Researchers, Academia & Industries
to conduct application oriented research in the niche areas of Advanced Polymer Design & Development. The newly developed laboratory,
School for Advanced Research in Polymers (SARP) (formerly known as APDDRL), can join hands with its trademark as R&D wing of CIPET to
cater to the various research needs of industries and would provide a great opportunity to the industries and academia to use the advanced facilities.
The major objectives of the CIPET : SARP - APDDRL are to carryout Research & Development activities in the area of polymer testing and evaluation, product development & commercialization along with facilitating research scholars and Scientists to pursue Research programs. The R&D Centre shall be multifunctional "One-stop" facility consisting of full-fledged materials characterization facility with broad specialization in product development and simulation. The centre shall coordinate and provide centralized support and service to various academia and industries for their research requirements.