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Secretary of Department of Science & Technology (DST) said that his department has recently launched a new programme “Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS)”. A Cyber Physical System (CPS) is a mechanism controlled or monitored by computer-based algorithms, tightly integrated with internet and its users. Programme Objectives is adoption of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) to address India specific issues; accelerate entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem development in CPS, States/districts covered: ICPS is a Pan India programme that covers entire Central Ministries, State Governments, Industry and Academia. Implemented by Department of Science &Technology. Implementation period is 5 years. The Mission aims at establishment of 15 numbers of Technology Innovation Hubs (TIH), six numbers of Application Innovation Hubs (AIH) and four numbers of Technology Translation Research Parks (TTRP). These Hubs & TTRPs will connect to Academics, Industry, Central Ministries and State Government in developing solutions at reputed academic, R&D and other organizations across the country in a hub and spoke model. The Hubs & TTRPs have four focused areas namely (i) Technology Development; (ii) HRD & Skill Development; (iii) Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Start-ups Ecosystem Development; (iv) International Collaborations.

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