National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS)

National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS):

  • It will be implemented by Department of Science &Technology under Ministry of Science and Technology for period of five years.
  • The objective of Mission is to addresses ever increasing technological requirements of the society.
  • It also takes into account international trends and road maps of leading countries for next generation technologies.

Implementation of this mission will develop and bring

  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and associated technologies within reach in the country,
  • Adoption of CPS technologies to address India specific National / Regional issues,
  • Catalyse Translational Research,
  • Produce Next Generation skilled manpower in CPS,
  • Accelerate entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem development in CPS,
  • Place India at par with other advanced countries and derive several direct and indirect benefits.
  • Give impetus to advanced research in CPS, Technology development and higher education in Science, Technology and Engineering disciplines.

NM-ICPS

  • It is comprehensive mission to address technology development, application development, human resource development & skill enhancement, entrepreneurship and start-up development in CPS and associated technologies.
  • It aims at establishment of 15 numbers of Technology Innovation Hubs (TIH), six numbers of Application Innovation Hubs (AIH) and four numbers of Technology Translation Research Parks (TTRP).
  • These Hubs & TTRPs will connect to Academics, Industry, Central Ministries and State Government in developing solutions at reputed academic, R&D and other organizations across the country in a hub and spoke model.
  • They have four focused areas along which mission implementation will proceed viz.
    • Technology Development;
    • HRD & Skill Development;
    • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Start-ups Ecosystem Development;
    • International Collaborations.
  • Strategic approach involving a suitable mix of Academic, Industry and Government is proposed to be adopted.
  • Strong Steering and Monitoring Mechanisms in the form of Mission Governing Board (MGB), Inter-Ministerial Coordination Committee (IMCC), Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and other Sub-Committees will guide and monitor the Mission implementation.

Significance of Mission

  • It will act as engine of growth, benefiting national initiatives in health, education, energy, environment, agriculture, strategic cum security, and industrial sectors, Industry 4.0, SMART Cities and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • It will help bring paradigm shift in entire skill sets requirement.
  • It will boost job opportunities by imparting advanced skills and generating skilled manpower as per requirement of the industry and society.
  • It will support and encourage Central ministries and departments, state governments and also industry to effectively use CPS technologies in their projects and schemes for the benefit of the society.