Indian software body signs MoU with GTARC to foster IoT innovation in India

Indian IT industry’s representative body, Nasscom, has signed an MoU with Georgia Tech Advanced Research Corporation (GTARC) in the US towards advancing Internet of Things (IoT) and fostering IoT-based innovation through the development of a conducive ecosystem in India. The latter is a cooperative organization for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia — a not-for-profit organization and serves as the contracting entity for Georgia Tech Research Institute. According to the duo, the MoU will see both Nasscom and GTARC cooperating to address technological and non-technological challenges that surround the adoption of IoT technologies and creating an amiable environment for all organizations in the industry. The duo claim that the agreement between Nasscom’s Center of Excellence on the Internet of Things (COE-IoT) and GTARC’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT), will also raise awareness on IoT. The CoE-IoT is a joint initiative between the Indian organizations — Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY), Education and Research Network (ERNET) and Nasscom and features a laboratory that provides IoT focused startups the usage of various facilities. Sanjeev Malhotra, CEO of Nasscom COE-IoT, said in a statement:
“IoT will also be used across these industries to improve productivity with minimum usage of natural resources. We are happy to be partnering with GTARC. This will help us combine GTARC’s advanced technology research along with the thriving innovation ecosystem in India.”
“In close cooperation with Nasscom’s IoT center, we intend to explore ways to leverage IoT technologies to accelerate and optimize the pace of digital transformation throughout the economy,” added Alain Louchez, Managing Director, GTARC’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies.

Kanchana Arandhara

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