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Intel has announced it planned to set up 100 Internet of Things (IoT) center as academic institutions across India. These centers will be for students, educators and do-it-yourself (DIY) electronic enthusiasts and will be supported by Intel Galileo boards to help build product prototypes.
The announcement was made at the second Intel India Academic Forum 2015, highlighting the importance of a world-class ecosystem for innovation and research in India. Inaugurated yesterday, the Forum has over 100 academicians from leading Indian education institutes, among others, in attendance.
Themed, ‘A World with One Trillion Connected Devices’, the two-day conclave will feature talk tracks on communications & networking, sensing & security and large-scale machine learning; with the aim of accelerating technology innovation and academic research.
Along with the IoT centers, Intel also awarded the Intel India PhD Fellowships for 2015 to five students. Intel has already been providing grants to about 20 top institutes, to help accelerate technology advancement among academia on the latest technology trends and developments. Selected colleges are being given sensor kits/ Intel Galileo boards. Intel has also been conducting regular workshops and providing curriculum content for these colleges.
Speaking at the event, Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India, said, “Innovation is in Intel’s DNA. For over 15 years, Intel has been building an ecosystem in India which enables innovation, research and skill development. Intel’s India Academic Forum is a platform for fostering insights on technology trends and for triggering collaboration opportunities between academia, government and industry, thereby enabling impactful innovation and research.”
The first day of the event featured a keynote on ‘Perceptual Computing: Adding human-like sensing and interactions to computing devices’ by Achin Bhowmik, Vice President, New Technology Group, General Manager, Perceptual Computing Group, Intel Corporation. The second day of the forum will include a keynote on the topic, ‘Seeing through the corners of technology’ by Gopichand Katragadda, Group Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Head, Tata Sons, and Pradeep K. Dubey, Intel Fellow, Intel Labs, Director, Parallel Computing Lab, Intel Corporation will deliver a keynote on ‘Looking Beyond Exaflops and Zettabytes’.
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