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Multidisciplinary Innovation
Development Centre

Establishing Multidisciplinary Innovation & Development Centre (MIDC) eco-system has its unique significance for Manipal University. MIDC will bring together various platforms with the help of industry partners and with educational institutes.

About MiRS


Philips and Manipal University have jointly started the program on Clinical Competency Development (CCD) to focus on Development of Smart Examination Imaging Tools (SEIT) using Open source imaging tools like TCl/TK, ITK/ VTK. A lab has been set up by Manipal University at KMC Manipal by the name Medical Imaging Research Suite (MiRS). The objective of the lab is to help the medical application developers reduce lead time for such clinical applications development and do rapid prototyping.


  • To establish multi-disciplinary research suite in Medical Imaging & IT


  • To develop center of excellence in the area of Musculoskeletal Imaging.
  • To develop techniques for efficient quantitative analysis and display of medical imaging data.

Objective :


  • Activities involving investigation of new protocol in the area of Musculoskeletal Imaging.
  • Facilitate student & faculty to carry out research to bring out publications, patents & products.
  • Seek Industry support for collaborative research.


  • To train students, faculty & industry professionals in the area of clinical domain.
  • To collaborate with academic sites working in similar area.
  • To offer full time student internships / projects, under guidance of Radiologists & engineers for better employability.


  • Provide prototype & validation services to Healthcare Industries