Capgemini India Joins Hands with IIT (ISM) Dhanbad to Foster Industry-Academia Collaboration


Capgemini has announced a collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad to develop innovative solutions catering to the aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries.

The alliance between Capgemini and IIT (ISM) Dhanbad aims to foster industry-academia collaboration, particularly in the context of Capgemini Engineering and the application of low-carbon technologies towards sustainability and a positive planet.

One of the main focus areas of the joint project is to develop a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) framework that will overcome some of the present challenges in the automotive and aerospace industry like product complexity management, net-zero sustainability solutions, enhanced safety, productivity and training in workspaces. Additionally, Capgemini is providing project management, mentoring, funding and Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to the students working on this project.

Nisheeth Srivastava, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Capgemini in India said, “The uniqueness of our collaboration is based on the digital co-innovation framework that we formulated with the IIT (ISM) Dhanbad’s accomplished academics and student interns. With the IIT (ISM) Dhanbad’s mature and illustrious research capabilities and Capgemini’s deep focus around industry-oriented techno-functional business models, the project aims to deliver innovative cross-sectoral solutions to help our clients get the future they want.”

Through such open innovation collaborations, Capgemini aims to develop synergies with premier academic and research institutions in India and tap into the collective power of outside-in innovations, co-creating solutions for real-world business challenges, and at the same time helping academia connect with contextual business requirements while enhancing industry knowledge in their student community.

Prof Rajiv Shekhar, Director, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, said, “I am delighted with our collaboration with Capgemini as it will expose our students to state-of-the-art AI, IoT and other technologies. Collaboration with Capgemini will also support our faculty to integrate real-life case studies of the implementation of Intelligent Industry technologies in the academic curriculum. Moreover, Capgemini and IIT (ISM) Dhanbad will jointly work to solve current challenges of key industries.”

Capgemini is at the forefront of instilling an innovative mindset in students through industry exposure, and by providing them with deep technical expertise to make them future-ready. This collaboration around MBSE to help drive the Intelligent Industry is one of the trending themes in the global business community, predominately in automotive and aerospace. The students of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad working on this project are currently part of Capgemini’s internship program.