Samsung Partners With IIT Kanpur To Conduct Joint Research in AI

Samsung says that this process will help the students of IIT Kanpur to become industry-ready.

Highlights
  • Samsung India and IIT Kanpur will now work together to perform joint research in various fields of technology, including AI and cloud computing.
  • The company has been rapidly expanding its R&D and manufacturing facilities in India.
  • The new partnership between the two will boost India’s R&D journey in consumer technology.

Samsung India’s Research and Development Centre in Noida has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Kanpur to conduct joint research in multiple sectors. Samsung engineers will work alongside the students and professors of IIT Kanpur in the fields of AI, cloud computing, health, and other emerging technologies.

Over the next five years, both entities will work together on new projects, and share resources. Samsung says that this process will help the students of IIT Kanpur to become industry-ready, and will also upskill Samsung employees in the same competitive learning environment.

The MoU was signed by Mr Kyungyun Roo, Managing Director of Samsung R&D in India, and several professors from IIT Kanpur, including Prof. Tarun Gupta, Prof. S Ganesh, Prof. Sandeep Verma, Prof. Tushar Sandhan, and many others.

Students and staff of IIT Kanpur will also get an opportunity to publish joint research papers with Samsung. The institute will also conduct specialized training programmes and provide certifications in various domains, to both students and Samsung’s engineers. It will also help students of IIT Kanpur to get direct job opportunities in the R&D wing of Samsung.

Currently, Samsung has over 10,000 employees for Research and Development in India. The company has two major research centres, one in Noida and the other in Bengaluru. The new partnership with IIT Kanpur is a part of Samsung’s long-term vision to expand its R&D in India.

Samsung is currently one of the largest manufacturers of smartphones and home appliances in the country. These units are also exported overseas, helping the nation to become a major production hub. Recently, the company announced that it will soon start manufacturing laptops in India.

Samsung is also the second largest smartphone exporter in India. The company exported devices worth $4.5 billion in 2023. The new partnership between Samsung and IIT Kanpur will help the tech giant to expand in India, by exploring the potential of the highly skilled candidates in the country.