SOA signs MoUs with two startups

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Dignitaries during the MoU signing event.

Bhubaneswar: The Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two private startups on Wednesday to generate and share knowledge in areas of robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and drone technology.

One MoU was signed between SOA and SPK MAK Technologies Pvt. Ltd. for familiarisation with industrial exposure for industry ready problems, live training programme for students and faculties and lab development.

SPK MAK, on the other hand, would receive student and faculty support for various projects. The other MoU was inked between SOA and FxUAV Technologies Pvt. Ltd. with the objective of generating and sharing knowledge in the area of drone technology.

The signatories to the MoU was Prof. Pradipta Kumar Nanda, pro-vice chancellor, SOA and Subhajit Nayak and Dhrutidhar Behera who signed on behalf of SPK MAK Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Prof. Nanda also signed the other MoU while Parthasarathi Das, Subham Acharya and Ashutosh Mohanty were the signatories on behalf of FxUAV Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Incidentally, Ashutosh Mohanty is a 2019 graduate in mechanical engineering from SOA. Prof. Nanda said it was for the first time that SOA had signed MoUs with two startups.

FxUAV Technologies Pvt. Ltd designs and manufactures drones using advance projectile extinguisher in fire fighting. The university’s chief administrative officer Pramod Kumar Panda, additional dean (Academics), Institute of Technical Education and Research, Prof. DN Thatoi, head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Prof. SK Acharya and associate professor, Mechanical Engineering, Prof. SP Jena were present.

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