PUNE, India – Pune’s leading private university, Vishwakarma University has tied up with SAP India to establish an SAP i360 Innovation Lab to train students on new age technologies, enhance their skills, and find employment.
This program is aimed to equip young graduates with critical skills in emerging disciplines like Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data.
With this association, the University aims to build digital competencies required for students to be the workforce of the future.
The recently inaugurated innovation lab gives students an opportunity to work on real time projects that will help them gain hands-on working experience on industry relevant technology and acquire pertinent skills to further their professional careers. As part of the i360 program, SAP India provides enablement workshops to the faculty as well as required technology tools for innovation.
More than 110 students from various faculties such as management, art and design and science-technology have participated in the initial stage of this new project. Challenges that the students try to solve may vary from developing a smart washing machine to evolving next generation cognitive solutions for the millennial by the millennials.
“The SAP i360 Innovation Lab is an inventive model for industry-academia collaboration,” said Prof. Dr. Siddharth Jabade, Vice Chancellor, Vishwakarma University. “We have made the program available to students of all streams as it is imperative that they work on the industry problems while they are still in the college. Subsequently, students will learn problem solving, team work and skills like marketing the solution while adding business value. In a way, this platform sets a future course of action for our students. Through our collaboration with the global technology leader SAP, we aim to provide our students understanding of the latest technologies, thus helping them purse fruitful careers in future.”
“The i360 program aims to create future-ready professionals with considerable experience in working with digital technologies,” said Neeraj Athalye, Vice President, Innovation and Digital Business, SAP Indian Subcontinent. “By collaborating with Vishwakarma University, we are empowering the students to cultivate an innovative mindset that allows them to address current and future needs of not just business but of the nation itself.”