04 February 2022 11:24:39 IST

IIT Hyderabad inks pact with Suzuki Motor Corporation

IIT Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), Japan, signed a three-year contract to start Suzuki Innovation Centre (SIC). The MoU was signed with the vision of “creating innovations for India and Japan” by way of providing a platform for the exchange of knowledge between the two organizations.

SIC will be operated as a platform for open innovation among industries, academia, and start-ups. The centre will also support skill development and exchange of human resources between India and Japan.

SIC is yet another milestone for IITH to play an important role in strengthening the India-Japan relationship. Prof B S Murty, Director of IITH, said “The philosophy of this programme is to create inclusive value for the Indian and Japanese societies. IITH will work closely with Suzuki Motor Corporation and other upcoming stakeholders to identify and address broad challenges on and beyond mobility, in India and Japan, on top of the synergistic combination of technology and design. The centre is also a testament to the leaders we are producing at our campus. Some very young and dynamic alumni of IITH, Vipul Nath Jindal and Prathyusha Thammineni, have led the whole initiative from ground-up.”