Vehant Technologies, a AI/ML-based physical security, surveillance and covid solutions provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi (IIT-Mandi) to promote Industry Academia collaboration between the two. Under this MoU, Vehant Technologies will sponsor up to five students enrolled in M. Tech program in the year 2022-23. Besides, the company will further sponsor research projects, faculty consultancies and Ph.D. students at the Institute in order to benefit from the mindshare of faculty and students.
Anoop. G. Prabhu, Co-founder & CTO, Vehant Technologies, said, “The admitted students shall be addressed as Vehant fellows and each fellowship will imply a commitment of funds which may be used for research and academic purposes over a period of 2 years. Our goal is to build a strong research ecosystem within the company for development of future products and solutions by engaging with researchers at IIT Mandi working in domains of mutual interest.The main intent is to perform research on applications of AI/ML techniques in physical security, surveillance and traffic monitoring.”
Vehant will support all the efforts including publications, conferences, technical journals and IP generations coming out of the partnership. Faculty at IIT Mandi may benefit by this collaboration with more joint research/consulting opportunities with doors opening up from industry. Vehant would be able to attract young fresh talent to work on its projects while simultaneously supporting quality education.