India-UK Consortium Unveils 9.2mn ICT Project

by CXOtoday Staff    Jan 20, 2009

The India-UK Advanced Technology Centre (IU-ATC) announced a " 9.2 million research project for the development of next-generation telecom networks.

The consortium comprises industry partners from both countries like BT, Infosys, Wipro, Sasken, Tejas and Midas, besides nine UK universities and six Indian research institutes

The project includes development of wireless sensor networks, which could aid healthcare and early warning weather systems in rural areas.

Commenting on the project, Arun Seth, chairman of BT India, said, "The IU-ATC will allow us to explore unique solutions and provide research, innovation and wealth-creation opportunities between the UK and India that are of benefit to citizens, business, government and industry."

The grant money includes " 5m jointly from the Research Councils of UK (RCUK) Digital Economy Program, led by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and the Indian government’s Department of Science and Technology (DST).


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