Program background

Advancements in IoT domain have been brought about by IIT Madras and Accenture, with our research focused on addressing concerns of energy efficiency, sensing, self-managing, security and scalability.

Industrial IoT (IIoT) is one of the pillars of Industry X. The ACoE brings to table expertise in various aspects of IIoT such as sensor design, data fusion, distributed data analysis etc. to find widespread opportunities across wide spectrum of applications in logistics, supply-chain, agriculture, mining, and manufacturing.

Telecommunication networks and devices, computing facilities, software and automation devices have significantly boosted the growth of the world in several aspects, including the rate of technological growth, associated scalable businesses, and facilities to the common users in multitudes of domains helping to improve the quality of life. A couple of decades ago, we had reached a point where the internet and its corresponding connected things became “oxygen” for efficient operations in industries such as airlines, shipping, railways or even healthcare. The internet has enabled us to automate certain services by providing access to applications that would be otherwise prohibitively expensive to run on lesser-scaled resources. While the advantages of the internet of things (IoT) continue to thrive in those industrial domains, use cases in sectors like energy, water distribution, and quality monitoring, agriculture, logistics, smart cities, smart homes, security, and monitoring systems for large and complex engineering systems have grown at a phenomenal rate.

Embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, data analytics, and the availability of low-cost, dependable sensors have all played important roles in bringing the Internet of Things to life today. While the fight to lower power consumption while maintaining computational power and dependability continues, the demand for tailored AI and greater integration of those into IoT systems is tremendous, and it is unavoidable for scaling capabilities and serving many domains. Considering IoT is a massive data infrastructure, cyber security and privacy issues are also major problems. Because these semi-conductor-rich devices will be discarded at some point, the design of IoT systems must take environmental sustainability into consideration.

Companies’ deliberate obsolescence of equipment will have an extra consequence that is less acceptable to the scientific community and society at large. While creating and building exciting new use cases, we will focus on addressing some of these concerns of energy efficiency, sensing, self-managing, security, and scalability.

With IIoT, Oil and Gas producers are now applying smart oilfield technologies to improve efficiency and help ensure safety.

IIoT innovations for real time water level monitoring systems in reservoirs.

Farming IIoT Solutions to tackle labor shortages

IIoT security ensures the availability, integrity and confidentiality of your IIoT solution.

Setting up of the Co-Innovation Center of Excellence

Pravartak will coordinate with IITM in providing the facility and engage with Accenture on programs of mutual interest; IITM will create and establish new facilities in the Automotive areas at the Institute using the capital grants of Accenture.

IITM has various modes of engagement, including the establishment of the Centres of Excellence, Corporate Social Responsibility programs, the establishment of a Chair Professorship/Faculty Fellowship, academic programs in coordination with Accenture which Pravartak will coordinate on.

Accenture will provide all reasonable support and cooperation to Pravartak for the successful accomplishment of the Centre of Excellence.