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GE, Intel to Partner with SERB for Fundamental Research

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GE, Intel join hands with SERB for fundamental research

General Electric (GE) & Intel separately signed an agreement with SERB (Science & Engineering Research Board) for conducting basic research within the areas of the companies’ interest.

  • The collaboration is under SERB’s new Fund for Industry Research Engagement (FIRE) initiative.
  • FIRE is an umbrella program under which industry and SERB invite calls for proposals for scientists to take up specific research projects.
  • GE & SERB will bring in around INR 20 crore each for research in 3 broad areas of interest to GE – Clean energy, affordable healthcare and clean aviation.

FIRE Initiative

i.The FIRE initiative was launched by SERB along with Intel India to advance deep tech-based research in India.

ii.The main aim of the program is to strengthen academic research by collaborating with key Research & Development (R&D) organizations in India.

  • Under this initiative, industry and academia will work on a common platform to exchange new ideas and co-promote innovative research.
  • It is a joint government and industry initiative with a co-funding mechanism.

iii.Best researchers in academia will be supported with funding, mentoring, and industry connections.

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June 30, 2021, SERB in partnership with Intel India has launched the 1st of its kind research initiative called ‘Fund for Industrial Research Engagement (FIRE)’ to advance deep tech-based research in India.

About Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

It is a statutory body established through an Act of Parliament: SERB Act 2008

It comes under the Department of Science & Technology

Secretary – Professor Sandeep Verma
Headquarters – New Delhi