National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems

Context:

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the launching of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) to be implemented by Department of Science & Technology for a period of five years.
  • NM-ICPS covers entire India which includes Central Ministries, State Governments, Industry and Academia.

Objective of the Mission:

  • The NM-ICPS is a comprehensive Mission which would address technology development, application development, human resource development & skill enhancement, entrepreneurship and start-up development in Cyber Physical System (CPS) and associated technologies.
  • The Mission aims at establishment of 15 Technology Innovation Hubs (TIH), six Application Innovation Hubs (AIH) and four 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 along which the Mission implementation would proceed, namely:
    • Technology Development,
    • HRD & Skill Development,
    • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Start-ups Ecosystem Development, and
    • International Collaborations.