Context: Experts deliberated on ways to strengthen the National Mission in Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) at the National Workshop on Technology Innovation in Cyber-Physical Systems.
About National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical System
- The Union Cabinet approved the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical System (NM-ICPS) in December 2018 at a total outlay of Rs. 3660 Crores for a period of five years.
- Implemented by: Department of Science and Technology (DST)
- The Mission aims at technology development, translational research and commercialization in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and associated technologies, adoption of CPS technologies to address India-specific National and regional issues, production of next-generation skilled manpower, and accelerating entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem development in CPS technologies.
- As part of the Mission implementation, 25 Technology Innovation Hubs (TIHs) have been established in advanced technologies in reputed institutes across the country.
- These Technology Innovation Hubs focus on technology development and translation, human resource and skill development, entrepreneurship and start-ups development, and international collaborative research.
- Cyber-Physical Systems are complex engineered systems that link cyberspace with the physical world through a network of interconnected computational elements, such as sensors, computational processing units etc. These systems are highly automated, intelligent, and collaborative.
- Applications of cyber-physical systems include energy-neutral buildings, zero-fatality highways, personalized medical devices, smart cities, and smart manufacturing.