Gujarat University is in the process of establishing the Park for Industrial Extension and Research (PIER) i.e. the Research Park, which will be hosted at the Gujarat University campus. The Research Park is being established with the funding assistance of the Education Department, Government of Gujarat.
The GU-PIER has been envisioned as a global hub for industrial research, academic-industry collaboration and innovation. The PIER shall be the first of its kind research and innovation park in the country.
As the first phase of GU-PIER, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Extension Research and Innovation is expected to be operational from early 2019. The construction of second and third phase of the GU-PIER shall begin during mid 2019.
Key facts about Gujarat University and PIER:
● 175,000 sq.ft. floor space in phase 1
● Project cost worth Rs. 140+ crore
● Expected to be operational by early 2019
● To bolster academic industry collaboration