Technology, in both its evolutionary and revolutionary form, has changed our lives drastically. In recent times, some of the products and services that have transformed the way we live, such as Tablets, smartphones, the internet, social media, etc., have been a result of revolutionary innovation. Apart from delivering value to their customers, startups and companies have a direct impact on the cities they make their homes. In the past, Infosys has impacted Bengaluru and Alibaba has changed Hangzhou. What Google has done to Mountain View and how Microsoft transformed Redmond are case studies in themselves.
In this context, there was a recent development when the major IT giant Infosys Foundation collaborated with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, to amplify research on infectious diseases. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by both the parties recently for Rs 5 crore, with an objective to improve the infrastructure and broaden research activities at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research at the IISc.
According to a report by The News Minute, Chairman for Infosys Foundation said in a statement,
With this MoU, Infosys Foundation aims to set milestones in the area of research of infectious diseases. We will focus on motivating researchers to perform cutting-edge research, as well as train them to raise awareness about infectious diseases.
Both Infosys and IISc plan on utilising this amount towards research, training and creating awareness about infectious diseases, which will directly benefit 25 faculty members and 250 students at the premium university.
IISc is a public university for scientific research and higher education and has become the first Indian institute to be ranked among the top 100 in the World University Rankings for engineering and technology at 99th position in 2015-16.