As a prelude to the second Knowledge Summit, the Franco-Indian summit on university, scientific and technological cooperation, IMT Atlantique and Rennes School of Business joined forces to host an Indian delegation in Rennes on 15 and 16 October for a workshop on "Artificial Intelligence", one of the key themes of the summit this year.
The first Knowledge Summit organized by the French Embassy in India in March 2018 approved the roadmap for Franco-Indian cooperation in partnership with companies for the coming years. The event was the occasion to sign a cooperation agreement between IMT Atlantique and the Indian Institute of Technology - IIT of Indore and Madras.
Knowledge Summit 2019 is taking place this year in Lyon and brings together new members of governments, heads of institutions and university professors from both countries. As part of the continuation of the good relations maintained with India, IMT Atlantique and the Rennes School of Business eagerly accepted the proposal made by the Embassy to its partners to organize a workshop for interested Indian institutions on one of the key themes of Knowledge Summit 2019, "Artificial intelligence- opportunities & applications".
Co-organizer of this workshop, Yann Busnel, head of the Network Systems, Cybersecurity and Digital Law (SRCD) department at IMT Atlantique, presented to the Indian delegation the research and innovations carried out by IMT Atlantique on its three campuses, as well as collaborations with IRISA. Various opportunities for collaboration were discussed, and the exchanges led to the emergence of future projects.
The Rennes campus hosted representatives from IISc Bangalore, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Mumbai, IIIT Hyderabad, IIIT Allahabad, NIT Bhopal and PES University, Bangalore, etc. as well as Indian companies such as Aiaioo Labs, Morphing Machines, or Renault Group, among others.
by Pierre-Hervé VAILLANT