IIT Patna signs MoU with Redinent to foster R&D in cybersecurity


Patna: The Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Redinent, an Internet of Things (IoT) cyber security startup based at Bangalore, for research, development and innovation in the area.

Security in IoT has become more important particularly in view of increasing online transactions and excessive dependence on information technology (IT) system to facilitate official work. The IoT security enables devices and the networks they’re connected to from threats and breaches by protecting, identifying, and monitoring risks all while helping fix vulnerabilities from a range of devices that can pose security risks to your business.

This MoU aims to foster and inculcate the translational research and deep-tech innovations in interdisciplinary cyber-physical systems with central theme of speech, text and video analytics of IIT, Patna. The institute has turned into a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) to attract different technology startups and larger companies from various places to come to IIT Patna’s TIH and collaborate for researching and developing industry-relevant products.

The MoU singing function was graced by IIT Patna Director Prof. T N Singh, Director TIH, Prof. Jawar Singh, Associate Dean Administration IIT Patna, Prof. Somanath Tripathy, Divyanshu Verma – CEO & Co-founder, Redinent, Arko Dhar – CTO & Co-founder, Redinent, Commander K Arun – COO & Co-founder, Redinent and other faculty and staff members of the institute and Redinent.

Prof. T. N. Singh, IIT Patna Director, and Prof. Jawar Singh, TIH Director, emphasized the importance and need for cybersecurity in smart cities and other business verticals where India is witnessing a fast adoption of IoT devices and smart devices. Director also highlighted why there is a need to jointly explore research and product development for academia with industry with niche startups like Redinent so that the academia benefits from the knowledge exchange and industry collaboration.

Redinent CEO highlighted how TIH and IIT Patna have the right talent and ecosystem that can be an excellent opportunity to transform it into a technology incubation hub with immense potential in IoT, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, and AI & ML.

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