Research & Technology Development
At Reliance, the R&D division is among the best-equipped labs in the country. Spread over an area of 300,000 square feet including 120,000 square feet of laboratory space, we are actively involved in the development of novel and proprietary catalysts, processes and products to accelerate our business, while also contributing to the country’s “Make in India” initiatives and sustainability efforts.
1,212 Total patents granted to RIL and Jio as of March 31, 2023
Select R&D Projects
Powering a Clean Planet
Waste to Wealth
Making Carbon Dioxide an Asset
Making Manufacturing Safer for People and the Planet
Improving Solar Cell Efficiency
Maximising Value from Crude Refining
High Performance Game-changing Materials
Next-generation Catalyst Technologies
Innovating Solar Cell Manufacturing Technology
Syngas Value Maximization
Sustainable Food & Feed Ingredients
Research that Advances Care
In 2020, our R&D team worked tirelessly to strengthen India’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, our Life Sciences division successfully developed two novel and cost-effective diagnostic kits: ‘R-Green’ and ‘R-Green Pro’ for COVID-19 detection, which received ICMR approval.
- We also submitted a proposal for the application of Niclosamide as a potential drug against COVID-19 and also designed a process to produce sanitisers aligned with WHO specifications at 20% of market cost.
- Addressing the urgent need for medical grade oxygen across the country, our engineers worked on a design for oxygen generators capable of producing 5-7 litres of oxygen per minute, with a medical grade purity of 90-95%.
- We deployed a concept developed in Italy that enables CPAP machines with a 3D-printed charlotte valve and special snorkelling mask to meet the demand for ventilators across hospitals in India.
R&D Centres and Focus Areas
Our R&D centres focus on catalysis, chemistry, process engineering, modelling, simulation, applied physics, material science, synthetic biology, biotechnology, downstream polymer processing, reaction engineering, advanced analytical sciences and product applications.
In the near future, we will significantly increase the ability to explore technology options and reducing technology development time cycles.