Honeywell Technology Solutions (HTS) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, have formed an alliance to establish an Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab and jointly research AI and related emerging technologies.
The fully equipped lab will be managed, maintained and upgraded by IIT Hyderabad.
“IITH is the first institute in the country to offer full-fledged BTech in AI in line with the recommendation of NEP 2020,” said Dharmendra Pradhan. “I am confident with the recommendation of NEP 2020 such collaboration would become more common and further strengthen to achieve the goal of internalization at home.”
The lab was inaugurated today by Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India.
“Honeywell works with many top researchers globally, and we are pleased to extend that work with some of the greatest minds of the country at IIT Hyderabad,” said Samuel Pratap, President, HTS. “The creation of this lab will blend experiences between fundamental research and applied research. Our vast pool of talented industrial application engineers will support this endeavor with their knowledge and experience in AI and emerging technologies to help solve real-world problems,” he added.
B.S. Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said, “It is indeed a momentous occasion to witness this development which will lead to myriad technological developments and opportunities to serve the nation and society at large. The young and vibrant minds at IITH are all geared up to make the institute feature among Top 500 global institute soon.”
HTS and IIT Hyderabad will together research technologies that solve problems of the future, with AI is as the major focus area. Additionally, the two organizations formed a mutual association to provide industry-specific domain training, remote project mentoring, engineering certificate course, training workshops and hackathons for students of IIT Hyderabad and select employees of HTS.
The association will provide industry collaboration for IIT Hyderabad, an academic environment for Honeywell employees to conduct research, and enable students to upgrade their skills and improve their employment opportunities.
The two organizations will also develop courses about emerging technologies Honeywell uses in its portfolio to enable IIT Hyderabad students to gain industry exposure.
The core content and other details on these courses will be mutually reviewed and regularly updated based on the requirements from IIT Hyderabad and the facilitators available from Honeywell.