Kanpur: In a bid to boost the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem by leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, the Uttar Pradesh government has entrusted IIT-Kanpur and FICCI to set up a world-class Center of Excellence in Noida.
The Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence (AIIDE-CoE) will help nurture and incubate 250 startups from the AI/ML domain over a period of five years. Startups will have access to world-class infrastructure and laboratory facilities, mentors and investors to help them accelerate their product development. The center will develop a startup ecosystem in Uttar Pradesh in the field of AI and help bridge the gap between academia and industries.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Dinesh Sharma inaugurated the website of AIIDE-CoE in Lucknow on December 3, 2021 and the registration for startups in the field of AI/ML also started on the same day. “We firmly believe that a premier institute like IIT-Kanpur along with FICCI will ensure that UP leaves a mark on the AI/ML landscape globally,” the Deputy Chief Minister said.
Pro. AR Harish, Dean of Research and Development, IIT-Kanpur, who is chairing the governing body of the AIIDE-CoE initiative, explained, “The website is an integral part of this unique initiative as the Center of Excellence is focused on the region. of AI/ML.”
This website is the cornerstone of the initiative as it acts as a multi-functional portal for the initiative. It will have an open-source resource bank for students and researchers to gain knowledge and live discussions about the latest research and white papers on new emerging technologies.
Dr. Nikhil Aggarwal, CEO, AIDE-CoE said, “Our website will reach out to those who are geographically away from the center and will enhance the efforts of those who physically access the infrastructure at the CoE in Noida.”
Arvind Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary, IT & Electronics, UP, said, “The Government of Uttar Pradesh is providing all necessary support to ensure best-in-class entrepreneurship ecosystem and handholding startups working in the area of AI/ML. Will continue.”
Ujjwal Kumar, Managing Director, UPLC said, “AIIDE CoE will not only support startups of Uttar Pradesh, but also to make students, innovators, university professors and other entrepreneurial enthusiasts aware about the application and effectiveness of AI in the state. /ml in different domains.”