Priming India for IoT
The Indian government is very much intent to draw next generation electronics and wireless innovation to the raw potential of the Indian heartland. In 2014, Prime Minister Modi announced the “Make in India” initiative to encourage the siting of electronic manufacturing plants in India. According to NITI Aayog, a government of India agency, the production output from India’s electronic manufacturing plant in 2015 stood at just 1.5% of the worldwide production. The government also sees the Internet of Things and Smart Cities as a technological lever for India to leapfrog to the forefront of electronics and applications development.
In order to encourage private sector investment in IoT-related R&D and to undertake IoT-related R&D projects with international partners, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology kicked off the International IoT Research Collaboration Scheme in 2015 to promote international collaboration and prime local and national IOT initi…!-->![endif]-->!--[if>!-->
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