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IIT-Hyderabad bags Japanese multi-mode transportation project

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Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad has bagged a Rs 30 crore project from Japan in the area of multi-mode transportation as the institute pursues to further nurture its special relationship with that country.

“It is a five-year project aimed at reducing carbon footprint. We have a unique relationship with Japan,” IIT-H Director Prof UB Desai said.

Officials of the institute said it is a second SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) project on ‘Smart Cities for Emerging Countries based on Sensing, Network, and Big Data Analysis of Multimodal Regional Transportation System’.

“IITH, which started functioning in August, 2008, has various programmes with Japan like research and development collaborations and friendship programmes, as well as on the infrastructure front,” he said.

The R&D collaboration between IITH and Japan are in areas of sustainable development, smart cities, digital fabrication, energy and environment, nanotechnologies, design and manufacturing, among others. The institute has MoUs with more than a dozen Japanese universities.

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