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IIT-Hyderabad to establish Suzuki Innovation Centre, aimed at innovations for India, Japan

IIT Hyderabad campus (Source: IIT Hyderabad)

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), Japan have announced that they have signed a 3-year contract to set up Suzuki Innovation Centre (SIC) with the vision of "creating innovations for India and Japan" by way of providing a platform for the exchange of knowledge between the two organizations.

SIC will be operated as a platform for open innovation among Industries, academia, and startups.

The centre will also support skill development and the exchange of human resources between India and Japan.

SIC is yet another milestone for IITH to play an important role in bolstering the India-Japan relationship. As a part of this initiative, IITH has offered the necessary support for the centre within the Technology Research Park.

Speaking on this initiative, Prof B S Murty, Director of IITH, stated "It is a result of cumulative success stories between Suzuki Motor Corporation and IITH over the years. The philosophy of this program is to create inclusive value for the Indian and Japanese societies. IITH will work closely with Suzuki Motor Corporation and other upcoming stakeholders to identify and address broad challenges on and beyond mobility, in India and Japan, on top of the synergistic combination of technology and design. The centre is also a testament to the leaders we are producing at our campus. Very young & dynamic alumni of IITH: Vipul Nath Jindal and Prathyusha Thammineni, who have led the whole initiative from ground-up." 

Author : Debi Dash
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