HYDERABAD, India, January 10, 2018 —
To bridge lab to land gap and assist in creating market prototypes through its Technology Transfer Office
IIIT-Hyderabad has launched Products Labs at IIIT-H. As a part of the institute’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO), Products Labs will work on creating market prototypes of research work from its labs and research centres.
It will also connect relevant research with market needs and gaps as well as assist in building products out of this research.
The Product Labs will identify potential products based on market and strategy analysis, identify suitable research as available and then build the prototypes of these products along with associated businesses and market plans. The products will then be either licensed to larger enterprises or hover off as startups leveraging Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)s.
Commenting on this initiative, Vasudeva Varma, Dean of R&D at IIIT-Hyderabad said, “Product Labs will be working on IIIT-Hyderabad’s commercially viable matured technologies. We hope this will help bridge the Lab-to-Land chasm and the adaptability of our research can make a significant contribution to society at large.”
The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998 that focuses on the core areas of Information Technology, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and their applications in other domains through inter-disciplinary research with great social impact. Some of its research domains include Visual Information Technologies, Human Language Technologies, Data Engineering, VLSI and Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, Wireless Communications, Algorithms and Information Security, Robotics, Building Science, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics, Education Technologies, Power Systems, IT in Agriculture and e-Governance.