IIT-Madras signs MoU with Japanese firms to set up Joint Research Cell
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has collaborated with leading Japanese Manufacturing Firms to set up a Joint Research Cell.
The institute has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan's alfaTKG Co Ltd and OKABE Manufacturing Co Ltd for collaborating in the core areas of the manufacturing sector including research and development (R&D).
The MoU will pave the way for IIT-M to cooperate with both the companies in areas related to joint research, sponsorship programmes, usage of the facilities of each other and exchange of employees among them.
Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, said, "This collaboration can also pave way for our students to intern in the partner firms in Japan. IIT Madras has incubated startups that are doing amazing work based in IoT and AI that surpass even the big corporates in their technological innovation."
As part of the initiative, alfaTKG Co Ltd will launch 'Genius Artificial Intelligence Assistance' (GAIA) for efficient manufacturing, machinery utility and health monitoring.