Science & Technology
New Hub Under National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems
- 11 Mar 2020
- 3 min read
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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar, Punjab is setting up a Sectoral Application Hub in Technologies for Agriculture and Water.
- The hub is being set up under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NMICPS) and is granted by Union Government’s Science and Engineering Research Board.
- The application hub will bring solutions for stubble management, water quality improvement and mapping of hazardous substances in water.
- The hub aims at carrying out translational research and work with concerned departments to develop prototypes, products and implementations.
National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems
- It was launched in 2018 and is implemented by the Department of Science & Technology for a period of five years.
- NMICPS covers entire India which includes Central Ministries, State Governments, Industry and Academia.
- It is a comprehensive mission which would address technology development, application development, human resource development & skill enhancement, entrepreneurship and start-up development in Cyber-Physical System (CPS) and associated technologies.
- The mission aims at establishing 15 Technology Innovation Hubs (TIH), six Application Innovation Hubs (AIH) and four Technology Translation Research Parks (TTRP).
- These Hubs & TTRPs will connect to Academics, Industry, Central Ministries and State Government in developing solutions at reputed academic, R&D and other organizations across the country in a hub and spoke model.
- The Hubs & TTRPs have four focused areas namely:
- Technology Development.
- HRD & Skill Development.
- Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Start-ups Ecosystem Development.
- International Collaborations.
- These systems integrate sensing, computation, control and networking into physical objects and infrastructure, connecting them to the Internet and to each other.
- Few Potential applications:
- Driverless cars that communicate securely with each other on smart roads.
- Sensors in the home to detect changing health conditions.
- Improving agricultural practices.
- Enabling scientists to address issues arising out of climate change.
- Advances in cyber-physical systems will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security and usability that will far exceed the simple embedded systems of today.