Aiming to research fields such as 5G, robotics and autonomous systems, Indian IT company Wipro has formed a strategic alliance with the Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru (IISc).
As a result of this partnership, Wipro and IISc have set up a hybrid industry-academia collaboration unit called Wipro IISc Research and Innovation Network (WIRIN). Together, Wipro and IISc will drive research and product design, among others. This move is likely to benefit the advancement of technological fields like 5G, robotics and autonomous systems in India.
The team WIRIN will be comprised of researchers, architects, developers and engineers from Wipro, in addition to research staff and senior professors from IISc.
This strategic partnership between Wipro and IISc extends to research and development (R&D) in fields such as machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), vehicle to everything communication (V2X), human-computer interaction (HCI) and visual computing.
Wipro will make use of the findings of the research for the industry ecosystem as well as its customers. Meanwhile, the Indian Institue of Science Bengaluru will benefit from progressing more into its capacity building and research goal, in addition to commercialisation of the outcomes of the research.
"This is a significant step towards strengthening our position to be at the forefront of these transformative technologies," said Wipro's Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Abidali Z Neemuchwala.
"We are excited to collaborate with the IISc Bangalore, one of the most prestigious research institutes in the world, to develop innovative solutions for autonomous systems, robotics and 5G," he said in a statement.
It has been more than eight years since Wipro has been focusing on areas such as autonomous systems and robotics.
On the other hand, Autonomous systems work in collaboration with several emerging technologies. An autonomous system is said to bring in significant disruption to infrastructure, smart cities, finance, insurance and mobility, among others.
Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has confirmed India's foray into developing its 5G network. Earlier, he said India is on the verge of 5G trials across the country. Indian is also reported to hold 5G's spectrum auction for 5G and other radio waves later in 2019.
(With inputs from ANI)