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IIT Madras, Wipro GE Healthcare join hands to foster industry-academia collaboration

Wipro GE Healthcare Private Limited (WGE) had announced a fellowship partnership with Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai to provide increased opportunities for Research Scholars to build and further improve the innovation ecosystem.

Speaking on the collaboration, Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro GE Healthcare said, “The world of healthcare is getting transformed through use of digital technologies which can address some of the toughest healthcare challenges. This transformation can be accelerated by building a collaborative ecosystem of industry and academia partners. Through this partnership with IITM, we wish to mentor the students and their ideas, and help them develop affordable healthcare solutions for those in need across the country.”

Main aim

Wipro GE Healthcare aims to develop an innovation mindset in students with engineering skills by providing industrial exposure in healthcare domain and other technology areas of the company through close collaboration with technical experts.

The partnership will further evangelise the concept of local innovation in affordable Medical Technology and other related areas through activities such as student hackathons, guest lectures, product teardowns and lecture demonstrations.

Investing in talent early
Nalinikanth Gollagunta, Global Chief Operating Officer, Digital, GE Healthcare said, “We are honored to collaborate with IITM and tap into their vibrant pool of student community willing to be challenged to come out with breakthrough ideas in the healthcare sector.”

“We believe in investing in talent early for building capacity not just for Wipro GE, but also for the entire healthcare ecosystem. Through the program we hope to foster a spirit of innovation and growth mindset among the future technology leaders coming out of IITM.”, Nalinikanth added.