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Volvo Group India Joins Hands with IISC for Automotive Research

Published On Dec 15, 2016By Lisa Pradhan

In order to take its innovative technologies a notch further, the Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT) has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for long-term research on mobility solutions. The announcement on the new development was made by Volvo Group’s Indian wing yesterday and was signed by Jan-Ove Östensen, VP Advanced Technology & Research, Volvo Group, and K Panneer Selvam, Registrar In-charge, IISc.

Apart from the current academic collaboration, Volvo Group has existing tie-ups with other global universities including Penn State University in the US, INSA in France, Chalmers University of Technology, Mlardalen University and the University of Skvde in Sweden.

Throwing more light on this new tie-up, Jan-Ove Östensen said that this initiative highlights Volvo Group’s commitment to continually work with academic institutions in order to innovate in terms of research plus strengthen the collaboration between industry-academia on a global scale. “Innovation has always been a special strength of the Volvo Group. With the agreement, Volvo Group and IISc will collaborate to strengthen the eco-system of innovation while undertaking important research in the automotive sector which is of mutual interest,” he added.

On a similar note, Kamal Bali, MD, Volvo India, said, “In the emerging world, the road to progress is about collaborations and our partnership with IISC symbolises our ambition to foster research and development in order to fuel innovations - creating a positive impact on our society, while addressing the future demands of sustainable mobility.”

This new collaboration with IISc, India’s premier institute for advanced scientific and technological research and education, is definitely going to boost Volvo’s advancements in terms of automotive research.

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