National Research Collaborations
IIT Palakkad has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Kerala Highway Research Institute (KHRI), the research institute under the Public Works Department, Government of Kerala on 13 July 2021. The primary purpose of this MoA is to facilitate knowledge dissemination to the PWD engineers and train them to enhance their skillsets and thus contribute to the infrastructure development of the state. MoA also aims at jointly organizing events such as conferences and seminars, and providing technical support on solving various complex civil engineering field-related issues.
IIT Palakkad has signed an MoU with Bexel India Consulting LLP on 24 June 2021 to carry out collaborative projects in the field of 5D BIM Management and Digital Twin technologies, by utilizing its capabilities, technologies and pool of knowledge to come up with solutions relevant to Digital Transformation in the Indian Construction Industry. The primary objective of this MoU is to facilitate knowledge development and dissemination through research and training to the AEC stakeholders. Further, the MoU extends the scope to providing technical support on solving various project delivery problems using digital technologies.
IIT Palakkad has signed an MoU with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Thiruvananthapuram on 11 February 2021 to carry out collaborative R&D projects in the field of Power Electronics and Power Systems, Robotics, Control and Instrumentation, Embedded Systems and Internet of Things or any other technology research areas.
Public Sector Undertaking, ITI Limited Palakkad, has entered into an agreement with IIT Palakkad on 06 April 2020 for jointly developing Electronics & Controls of Portable Emergency Ventilator and Pulse Plethysmograph for Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Pulse Plethysmograph (PPG) is used for Continuous Monitoring of blood pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation of patients in ICUs. The PPGs currently used in hospitals are costly (ranges from Rs 18,000 to Rs 30,000). Moreover, currently available PPGs do not have communication feature with nurse-station and hence the nurses will have to perform bedside monitoring of vital parameters, which is a difficult task in an ICU where several patients are treated.
IIT Palakkad has signed an MoU with Kanjikode Industries Forum (KIF) on 04 April 2020 for jointly developing Affordable Portable Emergency Ventilator that can be used in the care of patients with COVID-19. The ventilator will provide control over respiratory rate, pressure, tidal (breath) volume, inspiratory time, expiratory time and ventilator modes. The compact ventilator will be developed to cater to the breathing requirements of two patients simultaneously, each with independent control. IIT Palakkad will provide the design and support in developing the prototype whereas KIF will develop the prototype, demonstrate it’s working and explore the manufacturing feasibility. The prototype development has commenced. The project is led by Dr. Afzaal Ahmed (Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering) and Dr. Sreenath V. (Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering) and supported by the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund of Federal Bank, Kerala.
Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad and Arm University Program, India signed a Letter of Agreement on fostering Research and Teaching in the areas of Embedded Systems and System-on-Chip. Ms. Apurva Varma, Regional Manager, Arm University Program, India and Prof. Vinod A Prasad Dean ICSR signed the letter in the presence of Prof. P B Sunil Kumar, Director IIT Palakkad.
IIT Palakkad and Institute for Communicative and Cognitive Neurosciences (ICCONS), Shoranur, Kerala, have signed a research collaboration agreement on 25 September 2019 to carry out R&D programme on Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology. ICCONS is an autonomous neuro-specialty hospital & research institute established under Government of Kerala in 2000 – It is the first of its kind in Asia for comprehensive multidisciplinary management, research and rehabilitation of cognitive and communicative disorders such as Autism, Learning disability, Developmental language disorders, Mental retardation, Cerebral palsy, Hearing impairment, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, Aphasia, etc.
An MoU was signed on September 19, 2019 with Gadgeon Smart Systems Pvt. Ltd. (GadgEon), Kakkanad, Kochi to conduct joint Research & Development in the areas of Healthcare and Biomedical technology, Wireless technology, Embedded systems, Home automation and Network systems.
An MoU was signed on July 24, 2019 with Aditri Neuroscience Pvt. Ltd. (Neuroleap), Mumbai, India’s leading applied neuroscience company, to promote research in Brain Computer Interface (BCI) technology for neuroenhancement and neurorehabilitation.
IIT Palakkad signed an Agreement with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal) on 28 January 2019 for promoting institutional collaboration in education and research in Biomedical Engineering.
An agreement was signed on November 30, 2018 with UST Global, a leading digital transformation solutions company, for joint R&D in cutting-edge technologies such as AI/ML and Brain-Machine Interface, internship and job placement for the students. For the joint R&D, students will work at UST Global’s Infinity Labs for 3-6 months across its locations in India.