Terra Drone Signs MoU With IIT Hyderabad to Set Up CoE for Drones

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Terra Drone India will also offer internship programmes to talented students to prepare them for real-world technology applications.

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Terra Drone Corporation, a Tokyo-based industrial drone solutions provider, along with its subsidiary Terra Drone India has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IIT-Hyderabad to co-establish a first-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Unmanned Aerial Solutions (drones) at the institute.

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As per the terms of the agreement, the Japanese company and its Indian subsidiary would offer a complete sales-service-support module for the drone ecosystem in India. Terra Drone said in a press release that it is actively working to implement unmanned traffic management (UTM) for drones for various government departments.

Director of IIT Hyderabad, UB Desai, commented, “We are creating a unique educational ecosystem that combines interactive learning with cutting-edge research, strong industry collaboration and entrepreneurship. This pact with Terra Drone Corporation and Terra Drone India is a step in that direction.”

“We are especially excited about developing drone-based solutions for domains like 5G communication, agriculture, transportation and AI,” he said.

The tripartite agreement was signed earlier this month when Desai visited Tokyo, according to the press release.

India’s commercial drone market has a huge potential

The company will support IIT-Hyderabad to organise workshops, seminars, lectures, and joint projects that leverage cutting-edge unmanned technologies and drone LiDAR systems.

Terra Drone India will also offer internship programmes to talented students to prepare them for real-world technology applications.

Toru Tokushige, CEO, Terra Drone Corporation, said, “As the world’s fastest-growing major economy, the potential for commercial drone market in India is huge. By co-establishing a Centre of Excellence for Drones in India, we will be empowering young professionals and strengthening the future of the industry,” he said.

(With inpuits from PTI)

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