Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology Madras has announced that is going to establish a joint research cell with leading Japanese manufacturing firms.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed yesterday (14 November) with Japanese firms alfaTKG Co Ltd and OKABE Manufacturing Co Ltd, for collaborating in core areas of manufacturing sector including Research and Development (R&D).
The MoU will pave way for the cooperation between alfaTKG, IIT Madras and Okabe on areas related to joint research, sponsorship programs, usage of facilities of alfaTKG, OKABE and IIT Madras by each other and exchange of employees between them.
Speaking about the collaboration, director, IIT Madras, Bhaskar Ramamurthi, said, “There is a lot of potential for this kind of collaboration with IIT Madras. This collaboration can also pave way for our students to intern in the partner firms in Japan. IIT Madras has incubated startups that are doing amazing work based in IoT and AI that surpass even the big corporates in their technological innovation.”
The MoU will help the stakeholders to work on paperless manufacturing technology, cyber-powered technology innovation in the field of industrial operations, among others.