Meet on High Impact Research for Social Transformation

A two-day conclave at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras saw businesses, government officials, industry groups and investment bodies collaborate with the institute on research, entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.

The conclave, held over the weekend, was part of the ongoing month-long research festival and aims to bridge the gap between industry and academia. It has also offered a platform for students and researchers at the institute to get a perspective of industry needs in addition to facilitating collaboration with industries for research projects, social responsibility initiatives and start-ups. ups.

A virtual space was dedicated to the exhibition of research projects, start-ups and projects from the Institute’s Innovation Center. Kaviraj Nair, Managing Director of Institutional Advancement, IIT-Madras, said the main focus of the institute is science and technology. “High-impact research leading to social transformation inspires our stakeholders and donors to invest in such projects,” he said. The institute held industry-tailored competitions for its students.

Gulshan Rai, director of information at the Prime Minister’s Office, who participated virtually, said collaborations between academia, industry and government have played an important role in solving the weak infrastructure of digital frames. He called for short courses, a dedicated cybersecurity program to keep pace with rapid digitization to address the problem of unmanaged infrastructure.