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Union Minister Inaugurates India’s 1st FutureLABS At C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram

Union Minister Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, responsible for Electronics and IT, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, and Jal Shakti, inaugurated India’s first FutureLABS center at C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram. Named the “Centre for Semiconductor Chips & Systems for Strategic Electronics,” this pioneering initiative aims to catalyze an ecosystem for next-generation chip design, manufacturing, and research.

Collaborations for Technological Advancements

  • Railway Modernization: Collaborating with the Ministry of Railways, C-DAC(T) is developing electric locomotives, contributing to modernizing transportation infrastructure.
  • Sustainable Energy: An MoU with Tata Power highlights C-DAC(T)’s dedication to sustainable energy solutions and grid modernization.
  • Industry-Academia Synergy: Successful technology transfer of an electric vehicle wireless charger to BelRise Industries Limited, in partnership with VNIT Nagpur, showcases the potential of industry-academia collaborations in driving innovation and commercialization.

Driving Innovation: FutureLABS Initiatives

  • Collaborative Innovation: FutureLABS emphasizes collaborative efforts involving government bodies, industry, academia, students, and startups, fostering an environment conducive to innovation.
  • Thiruvananthapuram as an Innovation Hub: FutureLABS envisions transforming Thiruvananthapuram into India’s next innovation hub, leveraging its rich talent pool and conducive ecosystem for technological advancements.

Pioneering Technological Advancement

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s inauguration of India’s first FutureLABS center marks a bold step towards technological innovation and advancement, promising a future where India leads in cutting-edge research and development.


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