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Aeris and Sobus Insight Forum Sign MoU for Sustainable Social Impact

  • This Partnership empowers Students from the Under-Served geographies (small towns/rural areas) and Social Entrepreneurs to Innovate, Establish, & Scale using Aeris’ IoT Technology at Sobus CoEs across the nation.


Aeris Communications, a technology leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its collaboration with Sobus Insight Forum – a holistic, collaborative platform and ecosystem for sustainable, scalable, social impact creation by nurturing social entrepreneurship in the country among students, social entrepreneurs, and the larger community.

The MoU establishes Aeris as the IoT Technology Innovation Partner of Sobus. Aeris’ IoT platform, IoT solutions, and services, as well as applications and interfaces, will be used in the technology-driven, current, and future social projects launched by Sobus in their Centre of Excellence (CoE) operational at multiple locations across the country for accelerating social business.

At Aeris Communications, we are determined to lead and show that IoT can change the world in amazing ways. We help to connect communities, create positive social impact, and bring smart solutions to some of the world’s most challenging environments. Aeris strongly believes in making the world a better place through our partnerships with NGOs, social entrepreneurs, internships, respecting diversity, promoting inclusion, and more.

Both Aeris and Sobus believe that, by working together, they can prepare talented students and social entrepreneurs to have skills with greater technical relevance to the IoT market and possibly develop IoT applications relevant for various verticals including small scale industries, agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, and more, that could be brought to market. Aeris IoT Technology will be deployed at Sobus CoEs being set up at multiple locations across the country. This partnership will usher in an innovation-driven environment where the students and the social entrepreneurs can work with Aeris personnel and technology on multiple projects for building IoT applications.

Social entrepreneurship is not a new concept. It is an approach by individuals, groups, start-up companies, or entrepreneurs, in which they develop, fund, and implement solutions to address social, cultural, or environmental issues. With a blend of optimism and pragmatism, social entrepreneurs are bringing about broad transformation in India.

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On signing the MoU, Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, President, Aeris Communications India Pvt. Ltd, said, The social innovation segment in India requires support in capacity building and go-to-market strategies, leveraging new-age technologies. Our partnership with Sobus Insight Forum will help in unleashing technological and social innovations that can usher in a new developmental model the world has not seen before. We are totally committed to bringing a positive impact by technologically empowering social entrepreneurs to fill in the gap which is left unattended by economic entrepreneurship.”


On the occasion, Digvijay Choudhari, CEO & Managing Director, Sobus Insight Forum, said, “The Sobus Center of Excellence (CoE) works in areas to create entrepreneurship and livelihood with a focus on underserved geographies. To facilitate that, the CoE works with educational institutes to build capacity and implement solutions. This partnership with Aeris will augment the capacity of such centers with appropriate technologies, especially with IoT relevant to those areas. This partnership will play an instrumental role in empowering changemakers to create sustainable impact at scale leveraging the extended and connected network for grassroots reach, robust infrastructure, and critical market linkages with best in class connected IoT technology from Aeris.”


About Aeris Communications

Aeris is a two and a half decades old technology company specialized in the Internet of Things. Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, we have our offices in San Jose and Chicago in America, Europe, India and Japan. Aeris has a joint venture with Softbank in Japan for connected vehicles and IoT solutions. We recently announced a joint venture with Volkswagen for connected car solution.

Aeris India was established in 2016 and has been working very closely with telecom operators and enterprises helping them to use IoT to increase revenue, bring operational efficiency and delighted customer. IoT is a revolution impacting all industries across globe and in India too. Aeris with joint go to market engagements, has established end to end IoT ecosystem and flexible commercial models, have 15 million connected devices globally and around 50,000 of these IoT devices are deployed in India. For more details, visit

About Sobus Insight Forum

Sobus Insight Forum is a non-profit section 8 company focused on creating sustainable impact and livelihoods at scale by enabling social enterprises with a holistic, collaborative platform and ecosystem. Sobus partners with academic Institutions as their social innovation partner to create a complete social business ecosystem in the region to strengthen the local social entrepreneurship ecosystem. Headquartered in Bengaluru, Sobus Insight Forum is closely working with start-ups across areas of social impact.

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