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DST approves Rs 100 crore for cognitive computing hub at IIIT-Delhi

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has funded Rs 100 crore for setting up a cognitive computing hub at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT), Delhi for a period of 5 years. The Institute has established iHub Anubhuti, a Technology Innovation Center (TIH) under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems supported by DST. The company constituted under Section 8 has been created under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) of the Central Government.

Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Ashutosh Sharma said, “IHUB at IIIT-Delhi will build a strong tripartite collaboration between cognition industries, academia and government agencies and will be both an aggregator as well as a roadmap in their areas of cognitive computing and social sensing. will become.” DST.

TiH has been established to create collaborations 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 areas. Health, law enforcement and safety, education and environmental sustainability.

The hub will also nurture start-ups that were born out of TIH projects to further their entrepreneurial endeavors. These entrepreneurial initiatives will be driven through the advancement of research and development. With a focused approach to promote research and innovation, the project aims to encourage entrepreneurship and in turn achieve results at the national level.

Ranjan Bose, Director and Principal Investigator, IIIT Delhi said, “TIH intends to establish itself as a hub of research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of cognitive computing and social sensing and a nationwide common facility for public research and commercialization. to build.” In iHub Anubhuti-IIITD Foundation.

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