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Capgemini, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad partner to drive sustainable innovation across industries

Capgemini, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad partner to drive sustainable innovation across industries
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16 Apr, 2021

Paris headquartered technology and consulting services provider Capgemini has announced a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad.  

As part of the collaboration, a statement said, the French firm will work with the institute’s students to leverage low-carbon technologies, and develop innovative and sustainable solutions for organisations in the aerospace, automotive and manufacturing sectors. 

“The uniqueness of our collaboration is based on the digital co-innovation framework that we formulated with the IIT (ISM) Dhanbad’s accomplished academics and student interns,” Nisheeth Srivastava, chief technology and innovation officer at Capgemini India, said.  

“With the IIT (ISM) Dhanbad’s mature and illustrious research capabilities and Capgemini’s deep focus around industry-oriented techno-functional business models, the project aims to deliver innovative cross-sectoral solutions to help our clients get the future they want,” he said. 

Among the various solutions targeted for this project, Capgemini and IIT (ISM) students -- working as interns for the company -- will develop a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) framework.  

This will help overcome critical auto and aerospace industry challenges by ensuring product complexity management, net-zero sustainability, enhanced safety, and productivity and training in workspaces. 

Students working on this project will be provided with project management support, mentoring, funding, and subject matter expertise from Capgemini, the statement said. 

Commenting on the engagement, Rajiv Shekhar, director at IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, said, “I am delighted with our collaboration with Capgemini as it will expose our students to state-of-the-art AI, IoT and other technologies. Collaboration with Capgemini will also support our faculty to integrate real-life case studies of the implementation of intelligent industry technologies in the academic curriculum.”  

Moving ahead, Capgemini plans to set up more such academic collaborations to help students gain industry exposure, drive outside-in innovation, and deliver solutions to solve world business challenges.