Cyber-Physical System (CPS) combines digital/ cyber elements with physical objects (e.g. machines, autonomous vehicles) and data with capabilities of communication, data collection & processing, computing, decision making and action. Cyber-Physical Systems allow organizations to take timely and optimal interventions/ actions. CPS is an integrated system involving Sensors, Communication, Actuators, Control, interconnected computing networks and data analytics. Therefore, there is a need to create an integrated and overarching National platform to bring convergence among all stakeholders towards CPS technology development and effective implementations. The NM-ICPS is a comprehensive Mission aimed at complete convergence with all stakeholders by establishing strong linkages between academia, industry, Government and International Organizations. The Mission will work with all the concerned Ministries/Departments to identify their technology needs, develop solutions and technical support in CPS implementation.
The Mission implementation would create a foundation and a seamless ecosystem from education, human resource, R&D, technology development, innovation to commercialization. It will generate Indian Start-ups, Intellectual Property (IP), Licensing & Monetization, jobs, enhance skills and world class product development resulting in technology driven economic growth. The proposed Mission will -
The Mission will have four major activities i.e.,
Q1. Where to get more details on the Mission and TTRPs etc ?
A1.Department of Science & Technology has prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on NM-ICPS. It provides the details about the overall philosophy of the Mission, technology, strategy and overall Mission objectives.If any institute requires a copy of the DPR, the same may be supplied by email. All requests for DPR could be sent to Dr. Rajeev Sharma, Scientist 'E', ICPS Division at rajeevsharma[at]nic[dot]in.
Q2. Provide more details about hubs ?
Mission invited proposals for establishment of 6 Technology
Innovation Hubs (TIHs) in 6 technology verticals through SERB
online portal. The last date for receipt of the proposals was
16th December 2019.However, the Mission has decided to invite
proposals for establishment of 25 Hubs that includes 18 TIHs
and 7 Sectoral Application Hubs (SAHs).