- The program, which will be run by Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore (SRI-B)
- SRI-B will collaborate with students and faculty at engineering colleges and provide them with research and development projects to be executed over four to six months
Samsung has launched an industry-academia program named Samsung PRISM (Preparing and Inspiring Student Minds) to collaborate with engineering students on AI, IoT, 5G. It aims to stimulate the Indian innovation ecosystem and build capabilities among students that meet industry needs.
The program, which will be run by Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore (SRI-B), Samsung’s largest R&D facility outside of Korea. It will involve engineering colleges that are in the top positions of the Government of India’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings. It has already signed MoUs with 10 engineering colleges and will add more colleges over the next few months.
SRI-B will collaborate with students and faculty at these engineering colleges and provide them with research and development projects to be executed over four to six months. students will be exposed to work on projects in cutting edge technology areas like artificial intelligence (including vision tech), machine learning, Internet of Things and connected devices and 5G networks, to solve real-world problems
Three students and one professor, with a mentor from SRI-B
Dipesh Shah, managing director, Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore, said: “Samsung PRISM program is a testimony to our mission of transforming people’s lives with meaningful innovations. This program will draw from the strength of our academia and engineering students’ community, which undoubtedly is the best in the world. Giving them an opportunity to work with Samsung, and making them industry-ready will be a step in the right direction towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.”
Each project will be taken up by a team of three students and one professor, with a mentor from SRI-B who will guide and train them, and conduct regular reviews. Each engineering college can have multiple teams, and students will be selected on the basis of a test conducted by SRI-B said Samsung. Students will also be encouraged to publish papers and file patents jointly with SRI-B.
Shah added, “As we move forward, we want to blend the program with the academic calendars of engineering colleges across the country, and also encourage students and faculty to publish quality papers and file patents.”
SRI-B had started a pilot program for Samsung PRISM last year. In it, 150 teams worked on unique R&D projects. They worked on ‘Make for India’ projects such as handwriting recognition for Indian languages and AI-based Indian language translation. Some teams worked on research projects like intelligent navigation via in-home object recognition and improving video quality in low light conditions.