With technical innovation rapidly increasing, Mitsubishi Electric aims to empower youth who can contribute to the development of indigenous technology that is sustainable for India. It is looking to collaborate with highly impactful institutions and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IIT Madras Research Park.
The MoU is to support R&D programs for sustainable technologies. Mitsubishi Electric would provide components, practical knowledge & workshops to help the students learn the innovative semiconductor technologies and provide Power Semiconductors as per the requirements of the institute. IIT Madras Research Park, on the other hand is India’s first university-based park that thrives on innovation and entrepreneurship through industrial and academic interactions.
Mr Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Institute Professor & President of IIT Madras Research Park and IITM Incubation Cell, stated that “Make in India requires Design in India. We need the best components to let our homegrown product compete with imported products and in the international market. Our partnership with Mitsubishi Electric India allows us to move towards this larger goal. Our products need to be developed through the best manufacturing process and have superior quality, while still being low cost.”
Addressing the occasion of the MOU signing, Mr Hitesh Bhardwaj, General Manager, Semiconductor and Devices division, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are delighted to partner with IIT Madras Research Park in its goal to bring technological upliftment in the educational system which can benefit to strengthen the roots of the upcoming generation. Our Power Semiconductor technology holds a prominent position in the global market. We envision to bring technological development in India which is achievable through this initiative of educating the youth and helping them get familiar with the new advancements.”