[Re-constituted as an integrated Project Planning & Business Development Unit (combining erstwhile BPD, PME & Economics Research) on 1st June 2016 in the august presence of Dr B Chandrasekaran, Director, CSIR-CLRI who is handing over the charge to Shri Md Sadiq, Area Leader, PPBD]
Project Planning and Business Development (PPBD) Unit at CSIR-CLRI is the hub of the Institute interfacing the Indian Leather Industry as well as the Global Leather Fraternity to the Institute.
The Project Planning and Business Development (PPBD) Unit at CSIR-CLRI also links the various scientific areas of the Institute and involves in the implementation and coordination of projects from CSIR and other scientific agencies.
It also facilitates scientists to undertake projects in their areas of expertise.
The PPBD coordinates the activities and monitors the project progress of In-house R&D and convenes Research Council and Review Meetings.
It works closely with R&D Divisions in formulating project proposals, facilitates techno-commercial negotiations, technology transfer, outreach and information dissemination.
PPBD also analyses and interprets research findings and prepares survey reports, socio-economic studies and feasibility reports for the leather sector.