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National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems

National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 6, 2018 approved the launching of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS).

The mission will be launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology at an expected cost of Rs 3660 crore for a period of five years.

Objectives of the NM-ICPS

The mission addresses the ever-increasing technological requirements of the society and takes into account the international trends and roadmaps of leading countries for the next generation technologies.

The mission aims to establish 15 Technology Innovation Hubs (TIH), 6 Application Innovation Hubs (AIH) and 4 Technology Translation Research Parks (TTRP). 

Benefits:

  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and associated technologies within the reach of India.
  • Adoption of CPS technologies to address India specific national and regional issues.
  • Produce next generation skilled manpower in CPS.
  • Catalyse translational research.
  • Accelerate entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem development in CPS.
  • Place India at par with other advanced countries and derive several direct and indirect benefits

Why it is important?

The Cyber-Physical Systems and its associated technologies such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, big data analytics, robotics, quantum computing, communication and encryption, data science and predictive analytics, cyber security for physical infrastructure and other infrastructure, have pervaded and are playing a transformative role in almost every field of human endeavour, in almost all the sectors. 

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