SAP Labs India has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B). This collaboration aims to support the continuous upskilling of talent, ensuring that individuals remain at the forefront of innovation. The MoU emphasizes a strategic partnership focused on joint research addressing specific industrial topics and challenges. This partnership will contribute to ongoing learning in specialized technology areas.
IIIT-B is a highly regarded institution, ranking among the top two IIITs according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). It is also accredited with NAAC A+, demonstrating excellence in teaching and research programs, particularly in Information Technology fields including Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication, and Digital Society. Over the years, IIIT-B has established a strong partnership with SAP through various programs.
SAP Labs India and IIIT-B are actively enhancing employees’ competencies in artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) through executive programs. They have successfully conducted two AI/ML cohorts and are preparing to launch a third cohort later this year. This collaborative effort underscores the commitment to knowledge exchange between academia and the enterprise sector, ultimately driving innovation and continuous learning in the field of technology.
“At SAP Labs India, we believe in leveraging the power of the ecosystem. Our strategic partnership with IIIT-B not only reflects SAP’s commitment to fostering cutting-edge research but also underscores our dedication to nurturing talent and upskilling our workforce. With IIIT-B, we are forging new frontiers in research and innovation while nurturing the next generation of digital leaders. Together, we are embarking on a journey to unlock the limitless potential of research and learning in the fast-evolving technology and business landscape,” said Sindhu Gangadharan, SVP and MD, SAP Labs India and Head, SAP User Enablement on the partnership.
In addition to Gangadharan’s remarks, Prof. Debabrata Das, Director of IIIT-B, underscored the significance of continuous upskilling in the dynamically advancing domains of digital technologies. He emphasized the pivotal role being played by IIIT-B in advancing India’s aspiration of achieving a $1 trillion digital economy by 2026.
SAP Labs India has partnered with various institutions, such as IIIT-Bangalore PSG Institute of Technology, and many others. This collaboration aims to narrow the gap between industry and academia, ensuring that the technology workforce is well-prepared for the future, capable of driving innovation, enhancing business efficiency, and delivering exceptional customer experiences. These alliances have also facilitated extensive research efforts and engagements, for the development of technical journals and publications.