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Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has announced a new initiative to facilitate Industry-Academia talks on research in collaboration with four companies under the name as Research Connect.
The companies it tied up with include leading chip manufacturer Intel Corporation, Japanese multinational conglomerate Hitachi, Swedish high-tech engineering multinational corporation ABB, and Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment company Huawei.
The Research Connect aims to link industrial R&D experts and IIT Madras research scholars and faculty to augment the existing research initiatives of IIT Madras. These initiatives include Research Park, Incubation Cell, Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research (ICSR). The tie-up seeks to bring the industrial research fraternity and scholars at IIT Madras together, to pursue a result-oriented discussion on how research done by the various labs at the institution can be focused to deliver solutions catering to industrial needs.
IIT-M, with 16 academic departments, 550 faculty and 9,000 students from 18 countries, has advanced interdesciplinary research academic centres and over 100 laboratories for teaching and research.