American tech major Cisco will set up ‘Cisco thingQbator’ labs in five academic institutions in India to enhance digital skills development and entrepreneurship among the student community. This move from Cisco is likely to boost the research facility in top institutions across India.
“The Internet of Things (IoT) makerspaces or innovation labs are being set up in collaboration with the Nasscom Foundation and will enable students to get hands on with technology and conceive digital solutions to solve local problems”, said V C Gopalratnam Cisco Senior Vice President (IT) and CIO (International).
Cisco will set up innovative labs in Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, (IIITMK), Kerala, IIT-BHU Varanasi, Amrita University Coimbatore, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women- Delhi and Trident Academy of Technology Bhubaneswar.
The company is planning to carry out different initiatives and programmes in India tha will impact 50 million beneficiaries by 2025.