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.