Aimed at providing hands-on experience, the facility caters to students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and startups under the guidance of Hexagon's subject matter experts.
In a significant development, the iTIC Incubator at IIT-Hyderabad has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hexagon Capability Centre India, the primary R&D hub of tech giant Hexagon AB.
This collaboration has led to the establishment of a precision centre metrology lab on the IIT-Hyderabad campus.
The lab, equipped with a precision coordinate measurement machine, stands out as a pivotal asset to elevate inspection standards. Aimed at providing hands-on experience, the facility caters to students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and startups under the guidance of Hexagon's subject matter experts.
Commenting on the same, Prof BS Murty, director of IIT-Hyderabad, underscored the significance of facilitating necessary facilities for aspiring entrepreneurs and startups.
He said, "We hope that this facility at iTIC incubator will act as a catalyst for more such collaborations to come."
The precision centre metrology lab is positioned as a game-changer, particularly benefiting startups and organisations incubated at IIT-Hyderabad. It addresses prototyping and part fabrication needs while providing skill development courses for aspiring entrepreneurs. The advanced machinery also plays a pivotal role in reverse engineering activities for research purposes.
Navaneet Mishra, senior vice-president and head of Hexagon’s R&D Centre India, highlighted the importance of engineers having smart ways to test ideas, prototype faster, and conduct improved inspections.
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