Kanpur, June 9 -- IIT Kanpur Research and Technology Park Foundation (Technopark@iitk) has signed an MoU with the UP Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) to accelerate R&D activities under the UP Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC) and attract defence companies to Uttar Pradesh.

The MoU was signed in Lucknow recently between Awanish K Awasthi, CEO, UPEIDA and Dr. Gopalakrishna M Kamath, Professor-in-charge, Technopark@iitk, said an IIT K press release here on Thursday.

With UPEIDA inviting defence industry to set up their production and manufacturing units in the state and Technopark@iitk reaching out to companies to set up their R&D units in its premises, this partnership will strengthen the ecosystem for the defenc...