Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have collaborated to establish a world-class educational and research ecosystem for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) at the campus.
This National Hub has materialised under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two organisations in November 2015.
The primary aim was to foster cutting-edge research on ICME-based materials and technology of national importance, strengthening research in related topics, training professionals through different pedagogy and research projects, as well as developing open-source tools for facilitating development of materials and teaching solutions.
At this Hub, academic and industry collaborations will also be a key focus area. IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, DRDO, National Metallurgical Laboratory, Georgia Tech and Purdue are some academic institutions and labs with which the Hub will be collaborating.