In a recent industry academia partnership event held at IIT Delhi’s Industry Day, students had showcased future-ready solutions in the field of healthcare technologies, electric vehicle research, communications and sustainable clean energy and environment.
The technologies showcased within each of these themes also include those which are being developed in collaboration with industry partners.
Inaugurating the 4th Edition of Industry Day, Anant Krishnan, Executive Vice President, and CTO, TCS, who was also the chief guest at Industry Day 2022 said: “No industry can survive in isolation and Industry needs to work with academia for exploratory works. Addressing the gathering of researchers, business leaders and students at IIT Delhi, he emphasized the need to create more future-ready solutions from IIT Delhi and how the four themes of the Industry Day are interlinked to India’s mission of “Atma nirbharta.”
He also highlighted TCS’s collaboration with IIT Delhi’s research ecosystem and its commitment to further strengthen the partnership going forward.
Underlining the importance of Industry-academia collaboration Rangan Banerjee, Director of IIT Delhi, said, “Industry can benefit in multiple ways when it partners with premier technology institutions like IIT Delhi. Industry gets access to world-class research facilities, access to the vibrant research ecosystem of IIT Delhi, access to global research and innovations, an opportunity to look at the problems from a new perspective and find path-breaking solutions. On the other hand, Industry leaders can have a role in shaping future generations when they engage with academia. The short-term and long-term problems of the industry can be solved with different perspectives by interfacing with students and researchers. To make Indiaatma nirbhar(self-reliant), our Industries need to be globally competitive, and we are committed to working with industry so that we can make a difference through our research and knowledge.”
Banerjee urged industry leaders to participate in the ongoing process of curriculum review at IIT Delhi.
The annual event saw a display of the best of IIT Delhi’s collaborative and interdisciplinary sharing through the breadth of the research that was presented.
Over 80 cutting-edge technologies developed by IIT Delhi researchers were showcased as product demonstrations at the Industry Day event. 130+ industry-relevant concept posters created by the students of IIT Delhi were also on display.
A Microsoft Halolens-based Augmented Reality (AR) platform for early intervention and joint attention training-based rehabilitation for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), wearable Sensors for real-time Healthcare Monitoring, Infection-resistance Polymeric Scaffolds for Wound Healing, bio-medical implant applications were just a few of the many innovations being developed at IIT Delhi that caught the attention of business leaders attending the Industry Day.
Other technologies discussed at the event were in-built solar charge controllers for refrigerators, waterless urinals, plasma gasification technology for municipal solid waste treatment and energy recovery, a smartphone-based rapid diagnostic-test reader for albuminuria; surveillance drones developed in India; two-wheelers running on compressed biogas; SARS COV2 RTPCR assay for COVID-19; Using methods of Machine Learning, and developing an understanding of How Social Media Can Help With Digital Mental Health.