IIT Ropar’s Technology and Innovation FoundationAwaDH Joins Forces with Dassault Systèmes to Empower Deep Tech Startups in India

August 17, 2023

  • Fostering industry–ready talent, nurturing agricultural and water start–ups, and advancing indigenous Agri–tech research through partnership
  • Dassault Systèmes to provide start–ups with cutting–edge technologies to drive future–ready innovation in the Agriculture and Water sector

Rupnagar/Bengaluru, August 12, 2023 — IIT Ropar Technology and Innovation Foundation (TIF) – Agriculture and Water Technology Development Hub (AWaDH) and Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) today announced their collaboration to drive advancements in India’s agricultural and water sectors through technology developments brought by Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). By combining technological expertise with a deep understanding of the sector’s needs, the collaboration strives to create a positive and lasting impact on the agricultural ecosystem as a whole.

Agriculture plays a pivotal role in India’s economy, contributing significantly to GDP and providing livelihoods to millions. As India faces the dual challenge of ensuring food security for a growing population and enhancing agricultural productivity in an environmentally sustainable manner, the role of technology becomes paramount. The MoU signed between Dassault Systèmes and IIT Ropar TIF AWaDH aims to harness the power of technology to address key challenges in Indian agriculture sector.

The collaboration seeks to facilitate Skill Development to help create a skilled workforce that is equipped with the latest industry-ready capabilities, enhancing the overall quality and efficiency of CPS in agricultural practices. Additionally, the partnership will advance research and development initiatives that lead to the creation of homegrown technology, systems, and equipment for the agriculture sector. This emphasis on indigenous solutions will not only bolster the country’s self-reliance but also pave the way for sustainable growth.

“Empowering students to design and engineer products for a sustainable future is at the core of Dassault Systèmes’ mission. Through the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we’re reshaping how students learn, collaborate, and innovate. Our partnership with IIT Ropar TIF AWaDH reflects our commitment to nurturing future-ready professionals equipped with industry-relevant skills. This collaboration extends beyond industries like agriculture, as we work together to shape a sustainable and innovative tomorrow,” said Deepak NG, Managing Director, India, Dassault Systèmes.

“IIT Ropar is dedicated to fostering academic and scientific excellence among our students, empowering them to innovate and address real-world challenges across sectors. Within AWaDH, we actively promote and facilitate extensive interdisciplinary research in the realms of Agriculture and Water. This collaboration stands as a testament to this commitment, and we are thrilled to partner with Dassault Systèmes for this remarkable initiative. Through this collaboration, students will not only gain hands-on experience in utilizing cutting-edge 3D design and engineering technology but will also acquire invaluable insights into industry standards and best practices,” said Dr Pushpendra P Singh, Project Director, IIT Ropar Technology and Innovation Hub, IIT Ropar, Rupnagar, India.

The collaboration between IIT Ropar TIF AWaDH and Dassault Systèmes underscores their commitment to nurturing academic excellence, fostering innovation, and preparing students to meet the evolving demands of the industry. This transformative alliance provides a platform for students to learn, collaborate, and innovate using advanced technology, with the ultimate goal of contributing to sustainable solutions for the agricultural and water sectors in India and beyond.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers can redefine the creation, production and life-cycle-management processes of their offer and thus have a meaningful impact to make the world more sustainable. The beauty of the Experience Economy is that it is a human-centered economy for the benefit of all – consumers, patients and citizens. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 350,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit https://www.3ds.com