DST sanctions Rs 100 Cr to establish Cognitive Computing and Social Sensing Hub at IIIT-Delhi
The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has sanctioned Rs 100 crore to iHUB Anubhuti at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi for a period of five years.
The hub will also nurture start-ups that were born out of TiH projects for furthering their entrepreneurial efforts. These entrepreneurial initiatives will be driven through the advancement of research and development. With a focused approach on driving research and innovation, the project aims to encourage entrepreneurship and in turn yield results on a national scale.
Formed under Section 8, the company has been created under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) of the GoI.
"The National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) being implemented by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) is creating a seamless ecosystem for CPS technologies including basic and applied knowledge generation, human resources, technologies, startups and industry connect. iHUB Anubhuti at IIIT-Delhi will build a strong tripartite collaboration between industries, academia and government agencies and become both an aggregator as well as a custodian of the roadmap in its areas of Cognitive Computing & Social Sensing," said Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST.
TiH has been set up to create a collaboration between industries, academic institutions and government agencies to innovate and develop data-driven cognitive computing solutions. It aims to provide these solutions to four main sectors viz. health, law enforcement & security, education and environmental sustainability.
Ranjan Bose, Director of the institute and Principal Investigator at iHub Anubhuti-IIITD Foundation said that TiH intends to establish itself as a hub of research, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the area of Cognitive Computing and Social Sensing and also build a nationwide shared facility for public research and commercialization.
The hub will undertake fundamental research and the emphasis would be to conduct translational research and develop products to solve socially relevant and globally challenging problems. The TiH will work with industry and other educational institutions to come with unique solutions for problems in the area of 'Cognitive Computing and Social Sensing.
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