IIT Madras Launches Mobility and Intelligent Transportation Collaborative

The IIT Madras initiative is based on the principle of “collaborate and compete” under which the Institute will bring together industry competitors, government agencies and academic innovators

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In a bid to revolutionize the global mobility landscape, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has inaugurated the 'Mobility and Intelligent Transportation' (MInT) collaborative initiative. This endeavor aims to construct a robust digital infrastructure tailored for mobility on a global scale.


The collaborative's objective revolves around the concept of "collaborate and compete," fostering a cooperative environment where industry rivals, governmental bodies, and academic visionaries converge to co-develop the mobility digital infrastructure, dubbed the Bharat Multi-Modal Mobility Stack (BM3S), said a statement from the institute.

MInT, as a global initiative, endeavors not only to build a robust mobility digital infrastructure but also to cultivate a research and development portfolio and nurture a skilled workforce. Its mission aligns with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, particularly focusing on Sustainable Transport, Accident Prevention, and Energy Efficiency.

At the launch event, Neeraj Mittal IAS emphasized the criticality of such initiatives in shaping India's future. He lauded the collaborative approach, citing the necessity for joint efforts in tackling complex challenges. Highlighting the rapid advancements in technology, he underscored the potential of forthcoming 6G technologies in fostering sustainable development.


The ongoing Inaugural Mobility Summit, spanning from 4 to 5 April 2024, serves as a platform for government officials, industry leaders, and academia to deliberate on mobility challenges and envision digital solutions, both for India and the global community.

Commending the faculty behind the MInT initiative, Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula of IIT Madras stressed the imperative of technological innovation in addressing the burgeoning mobility needs of India's burgeoning population.

IIT Madras, with its expertise and resources, spearheads the MInT Collaborative, aiming to amalgamate diverse perspectives for crafting comprehensive solutions. Dr. Ramakrishna Srinivasan, CEO of MInT Collaborative, envisages this initiative as a catalyst in realizing the 'Mobility Dreams for a Billion.'

Prof. Gitakrishnan Ramadurai, the Faculty In-Charge of MInT, highlighted the collaborative's aspiration for seamless, equitable, and affordable mobility for all through digital public infrastructure.

The Bharat Multi-Modal Mobility Stack (BM3S), conceived as a digital platform, aims to set benchmarks for standardizing mobility tools and services, emphasizing inclusivity and accessibility.