Nokia Corp. partners with IISc to improve telecommunication solutions

By Nikita Chaurasia  | Date: 2020-08-05

Nokia Corp. partners with IISc to improve telecommunication solutions

Finnish multinational telecommunications giant Nokia Corporation has recently made it to the headlines after entering into a joint venture agreement with IISc (Indian Institute of Science) to launch the Nokia CoE (Centre of excellence) for Networked Robotics.

Sources aware of the development stated that the new center of excellence is aimed at promoting advanced communication technologies, as well as inter-disciplinary study pertaining to robotics and AI solutions. This will allow Nokia to gain insights to various verticals such as industrial automation, agriculture, and emergency management.

The Nokia CoE facility at IISc will enable close interaction among all stakeholders of the ecosystem in order to facilitate the development of the use cases and exchange ideas, sources claimed. The center will also host conferences and organize hackathons for start-ups.

Additionally, the facility is developed with the intention to comply with government initiatives such as ‘start-up India’. It will reportedly support cooperation and engagement between academia and industry ecosystem partners during research and development activities.

As per the agreement, the IISc community and its partners will gain access to the network robotics laboratory at Nokia CoE for advanced research projects such as developing next-gen networks and AI applications for resolving relevant social problems.

According to reliable sources, IISc will provide its researchers, cross-disciplinary faculty, and expertise in robotics systems, drones, and algorithms. 

On the other hand, the Finnish telecommunication company will use Nokia Bell Labs’ technical proficiency in robotic solutions and network controlling systems.

Director of IISc Professor G Rangarajan reportedly stated that the collaboration with Nokia will aid the institute’s students in acquiring knowledge and will guide them to make significant contributions to the advancement of relevant 5G use cases. He further stated that this step will help IISc move closer towards developing technology-powered solutions.

The two organizations will collectively explore use cases including water conservation by using drones through remote agricultural management of orchards and prediction of disasters such as crop fires.

 

Source credits: https://www.nokia.com/about-us/news/releases/2020/08/04/nokia-to-set-up-robotics-lab-at-indian-institute-of-science-for-research-on-socially-relevant-use-cases-based-on-5g-and-emerging-technologies/

About Author

Nikita Chaurasia     aeresearch.net

Nikita Chaurasia

An accomplished professional in the field of content development, playing with words comes naturally to Nikita Chaurasia. After completing her post-graduate MBA degree in Advertising and PR, Nikita worked across numerous content-driven verticals, undertaking diverse r...

Read More >>

More News By Nikita Chaurasia

Japan pushes innovations in 'deep tech' sector with solar cell technology

Japan pushes innovations in 'deep tech' sector with solar cell technology

By Nikita Chaurasia

Amid the most promising next-generation solar cell technology innovations, Enecoat Technologies, a provider of materials development services in Japan, is reportedly developing perovskite. Following its completion, the Kyoto-located start-up expec...

GIC to acquire majority shares in opulent Sani/Ikos properties

GIC to acquire majority shares in opulent Sani/Ikos properties

By Nikita Chaurasia

Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, GIC has agreed to pay around $2.2 billion to buy a majority stake in Sani/Ikos Group, a Mediterranean luxury resort operator, marking the largest transaction in the European resort market since the Covid-19 pand...

Excelra, Patcore partner to offer enhanced digital insights to customers

Excelra, Patcore partner to offer enhanced digital insights to customers

By Nikita Chaurasia

Excelra, a data and analytics solutions provider, has recently announced its partnership with Patcore, Inc., to provide better access to its analytics products and scientific data for customers in Japan. For the unversed, Excelra is one of the top...

TrueFoundry nabs $2.3M for technology team & product development expansion

TrueFoundry nabs $2.3M for technology team & product development expansion

By Nikita Chaurasia

Machine learning developer platform, TrueFoundry has reportedly secured $2.3 million in a seed funding round. Apparently, the investment round was headed by Sequoia India and the Southeast Asian Surge programme. Leading angels, including AngelList...

Brimbank Council's innovative 5G research project reaches new milestone

Brimbank Council's innovative 5G research project reaches new milestone

By Nikita Chaurasia

Brimbank Council's groundbreaking research project based on 5G technology has reportedly achieved a new milestone with the AI (artificial intelligence) development to detect dumped rubbish and damaged road signs. According to sources, the Mobi...