Technology Innovation Hub

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Internet of things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring any human intervention. Internet of Everything (IoE) is a comprehensive term referring to the interconnectivity of various technologies, processes and people. In a world interconnected at many levels, it is natural that every industry is aiming for interconnecting systems for Industry 4.0 revolution. This requires development and appropriate deployment of devices for collecting information, processing it and taking decisions which will further nurture the industry’s goals. A mature ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE) is necessary for enabling this transformation in industries. A Technology Innovation Hub for research on IoT, development of IoT devices and advising industry on their deployment was conceptualized by the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) as a single point contact for Indian industry in its quest for Industry 4.0. In order to leverage the strength of academia in innovation and to ensure proximity to the captains of industry, the NM-ICPS decided to setup this hub as a section 8 company in IIT Bombay. The vision of NM-ICPS of building Cyber Physical Systems expertise and developing technologies on interdisciplinary and inter-ministerial problems are captured in this Detailed Project Report (DPR).

The aim of the TIH is to develop an eco-system for channelizing commercialization and novel technologies for stationary and self-driven IoT and IoE spanning the cyber and physical sub-systems and cyber physical systems. This TIH will develop technologies for devices ranging from ultra-low power to high power, various communication ranges and target various climatic conditions. An interconnection of these devices using a cyber system will lead to development of intelligent systems. Development of algorithms for intelligent, decentralized and autonomous operation of integrated technologies with humans in the loop by employing communication, artificial intelligence (AI), big-data analytics, optimization, control, multi-agent systems and network science will also be undertaken.
The vision is to become the world’s premier hub where disruptive yet practical ideas on IoT for system-level implementation are conceived, prototyped, tested and handed over to capable partners for commercialization and deployment in various industries. A typical portfolio of these industries would include agriculture, aquatic, automobiles, defence, healthcare, nuclear, process, smart cities, smart energy, space, structures and telecommunication applications. The intellectual focus of the TIH-IoT is System of Interconnected Systems (SIS) with the aim of providing end-to-end solutions using networked devices for a defined objective. The SIS is a step towards Industry 4.0 revolution where existing and new devices are interconnected to support digitization of industries. The hub will bring a dedicated team of experts in sensing, signal processing, energy management, networking, network/data security, data processing, AI based decision making, planning, control, actuation, and multi-agent cooperation under one roof. Our objective is to provide technology support for any service in developing IoT technology such as IoT device deployment / placement, Protocols for data collection / processing storage / exchange of control commands, Networking systems, IoT Device-level and System-level optimization. Implementing policies for standardizing the IoT/IoE technology for safe and efficient operation would be enablers for the eco-system. A vibrant ecosystem of industrial and international collaboration will lead to continuous churn of innovative ideas. Leveraging its unique legal structure - the section 8 company – TIH-IoT would aim to implement nimble yet proper processes needed for rapid innovation.

    TIH-Targets List

S.No. Target Area Set Targets Achieved Targets
1st Yr 2nd Yr 3rd Yr 4th Yr 5th Yr Total 1st Yr 2nd Yr 3rd Yr 4th Yr 5th Yr Total
1

Technology Development

1.1 No of Technologies (IP, Licensing, Patents etc) 2 4 6 10 10 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
1.2 Technology Products 2 4 6 8 10 30 0 0 0 0 0 0
1.3 Publications, IPR and other Intellectual activities 5 10 20 25 30 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1.4 Increase in CPS Research Base 5 15 25 30 30 105 0 0 0 0 0 0
2

Entrepreneurship Development

2.1 Technology Business Incubator (TBI) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.2 Start-ups & Spin-off companies 10 11 11 10 10 52 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.3 GCC - Grand Challenges & Competitions 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.4 Promotion and Acceleration of Young and Aspiring technology entrepreneurs (PRAYAS) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.5 CPS-Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) 6 7 6 6 6 31 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.6 Dedicated Innovation Accelerator (DIAL) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.7 CPS-Seed Support System (CPS- SSS) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.8 Job Creation 100 1025 4000 4000 4000 13125 0 0 0 0 0 0
3

Human Resource Development

3.1 Graduate Fellowships 68 68 68 68 68 340 0 0 0 0 0 0
3.2 Post Graduate Fellowships 12 12 12 13 13 62 0 0 0 0 0 0
3.3 Doctoral Fellowships 5 5 5 5 5 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
3.4 Faculty Fellowships 1 2 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
3.5 Chair Professors 1 2 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
3.6 Skill Development 50 100 150 160 170 630 2 0 0 0 0 2
3.7 Postdoctoral Fellowships 0 5 10 5 5 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
4

International Collaboration

4.1 International Collaboration 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 270 1273 4321 4342 4359 14565 2 0 0 0 0 2
Total Set Targets 14565 Total Achieved Targets 2