Hexagon, SNIST Partner to Empower the Next Gen of Tech Innovators in India

    Hyderabad-based Hexagon Capability Center India (HCCI), the largest research and development hub of Hexagon AB, has partnered with Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology (SNIST) to build innovation-focused communities and develop niche technology skills for the evolving industry needs in India.

    The partnership aims to train a large number of students at SNIST once the program commences in March 2023. Under the partnership agreement, HCCI will help SNIST design its curriculum concerning smart digital reality solutions like data science, digital twins, advanced software engineering, and other related applications.

    The program includes exposure to collaborative technology-focused events, real-time projects, and internships. This initiative is the sixth shared university project for HCCI since 2015. HCCI has equipped colleges with sponsored labs for GNSS, advanced analysis, 3D technology, and metrology to provide hands-on experience in the latest technologies and engineering platforms to help students with future employability skills.

    The MoU was signed and exchanged between the faculty of SNIST, Prof. C.V. Tomy, Director, Dr. Shruti Bhargava Choubey, Dean Innovation, and the Hexagon leadership Scott Moore (COO/CFO), Mark White (SVP, Strategy & Enablement), Navaneet Mishra (SVP & GM India), and Sekhar Konidena (Executive Director, Strategy & Services) on January 24, 2023.

    Sekhar Konidena, Executive Director, Strategy & Services HCCI, said, “India is on the rise as a tech hub, and HCCI is at the forefront as a leader in digital reality solutions. Our commitment is to empower the next generation of innovators by tapping into Hyderabad’s talent pool.”

    Navaneet Mishra, Senior VP and General Manager of Hexagon Capability Center, Hyderabad (HCCI), added, “Hyderabad is a growing IT hub with numerous engineering colleges nurturing innovative minds. I believe that the young minds of our country will greatly benefit from opportunities to learn about real-life business scenarios. Our vision at HCCI is to invest in their future and shape the next wave of innovative thinking.”

    Next Generations, Talent Pool must be familiar with tech of the future – Hexagon Executives

    Scott Moore and Mark White of Hexagon AB emphasized that “Our future generation and talent pool must be familiar with the technologies of the future.”

    Prof. C.V. Tomy of SNIST commented, “Our MoU with Hexagon AB creates an ideal platform for the students to develop state-of-the-art technologies, including digital twins, advanced software engineering, and other related applications.”

    The partnership is a step towards nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship among the student community in India, which will play a vital role in the country’s digital transformation journey.

    “Innovation is not just about isolated events, but a deeply ingrained part of an organization’s culture,” said Rama Iyer, Head of Innovation, GMR Group. “By embracing the dynamic energy of the startup ecosystem, corporations have the opportunity to drive growth and success through co-innovation, joint go-to-market strategies, strategic investments, and mergers and acquisitions. It’s time for businesses to leverage this wave and cultivate a culture of innovation that will propel them forward.”

    Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software, and autonomous technologies. Its technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 23,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4,3bn EUR.


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