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Indo-Taiwan AI/ML Research Centre Opens At IIT-Ropar

Indo-Taiwan AI/ML Research Centre Opens At IIT-Ropar

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This month saw the formal inauguration of India’s first-ever Indo-Taiwan joint research centre on artificial intelligence and machine learning at IIT Ropar. This is a new collaboration between the Ministry of Science & Technology, Taiwan, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan and the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar.

The research centre was inaugurated by Taiwan’s Deputy Minister for Science and Technology Dr Yu-Chin Hsu, who was accompanied by Ambassador of Taiwan to India Tien Chung-Kwang and Dean of R&D, National Chung Cheng University (NCCU) of Taiwan, Dr Shih-Ming Huang.

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Priority areas for joint R&D projects will be:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Renewable Energy (solar energy and bioenergy)/ Clean Energy
  • IoT
  • Big Data
  • Cyber Security
  • Micro/Nano-electronics, embedded systems & sensors
  • Biotechnology
  • Health care including functional genomics, drug development and biomedical devices
  • Agriculture and Food sciences

Sarit K Das, director at IIT-Ropar, told a daily, “We are happy to have built strong bonding with global top universities like the NCCU and the Government of Taiwan. By working together and conducting aligned R&D activities, we could accelerate major breakthroughs which will have wider societal impact.”

The Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) of Taiwan, had launched a joint Call For Proposal in 2018 2018. Both agencies were the nodal agencies to implement the Programme of Cooperation between India and Taiwan and had invited joint research proposals for support under Indo-Taiwan S&T cooperation programme. This programme is to extend financial support to the scientists and researchers in India to carry out various research and scientific experimentation and exchange of innovative thoughts with their Taiwanese counterpart in the defined areas (as announced) to meaningfully contributes towards the industrial developmental activities.

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