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Nokia and Indian Institute of Science to create Networked Robotics Center of Excellence

Center of Excellence to conduct research on 5G, AI technologies for industrial and social use. #pressrelease

July 8, 2022

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BENGALURU, India – Nokia and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) today announced the opening of the Nokia Center of Excellence (CoE) in Networked Robotics at the IISc Bengaluru. The CoE will promote inter-disciplinary research involving robotics and advanced communication technologies in 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The CoE will also develop use cases across industrial automation, agriculture and disaster management. The center will facilitate engagement and cooperation between academia, start-ups and industry ecosystem partners to research and develop these use cases.

The research projects undertaken by the CoE will include the design of advanced robotics, AI and automation solutions built upon next generation telecom networks and their applications for solving societally relevant problems. The agreement for setting up the CoE in Networked Robotics was concluded in August 2020, and since then a core group has worked tirelessly to set up and equip the center.

Nokia will fund the CoE for three consecutive years in order to sustain the first phase of the partnership between Nokia and IISc.

From launching and enabling rapid growth of 2G/GSM technology in India in early 2000 and bringing high-quality 3G services in 2011 to pioneering 4G/LTE technology in 2012 and now preparing the nation for 5G, Nokia is an integral part of India's remarkable progress in technology and connectivity over last 22 years.

Nokia's active CSR programs in India align with Nokia's key themes of Corporate Community Investment and Section 135 and Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 and Companies (CSR Policy) Rules 2014. Nokia has invested a cumulative amount of over 150 crores INR in CSR efforts in India so far.

Read the full press release here.


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