SERB-FIRE Funds Industry Research

01 July 2021 Current Affairs:SERB-FIRE is a Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) programme that funds industry-relevant research.

♦ SERB has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with a group of industries to launch the SERB-FIRE programme, which will encourage industry-relevant research in India.
♦ SERB-FIRE is part of the SERB’s Industry Relevant R&D (IRRD) scheme.
♦ It seeks to use the expertise available in academic institutions and national laboratories to solve industry-specific problems for the benefit of society as a whole. 
♦ With this initiative, the Indian research community will be able to pursue industry-relevant research opportunities in deep technologies that are novel, transformative, and have the potential to have a game-changing impact on a national scale.
♦ This is a first-of-its-kind initiative by SERB in collaboration with Intel India to advance deep technology-based research in India.
♦ SERB-FIRE is a novel initiative that brings industry and academia together on a common platform to exchange groundbreaking ideas and co-promote innovative research.
♦ The program’s emphasis is on futuristic science and technology thematic areas.

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