● As part of the MoU, CTE will also conduct and support seminars, workshops, innovation challenges, hackathons, start-up events, to upskill entrepreneurs and address information technology and cybersecurity related challenges.
Andhra Pradesh, 23rd, March 2023: Consortium for Technical Education (CTE) and the Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society, functioning under the IT Electronics & Communications Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, enters into an MoU to establish a Centre of Excellence in Information Technology and Cyber Security for Universities, Engineering colleges, Polytechnics, Schools and Government Departments throughout State of Andhra Pradesh. MoU was exchanged in presence of Shri. Gudivada Amarnath, Minister of Industries, Infrastructure, Investment & Commerce, and Information Technology, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
In collaboration with Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society, CTE will set up software evaluation and testing labs in relevant domains and will organize innovation challenges across institutions and startups providing prizes and exposures to global event to winners and create opportunities to showcase their products at international forums.
CTE will distribute to the Centre of Excellence software and cyber security products, virtual labs and video-based training courses on the latest technologies. CTE will invite industry and academic experts and innovators to conduct seminars, conferences and workshops periodically at the Centre of Excellence. It will also provide the latest Compliance Frameworks and Policy Management Training programs.
Mr. K. A. Alagarsamy, Director, Consortium for Technical Education (CTE), said “We are building a network of ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Information Technology and Cyber Security in association with several states in India to facilitate innovations, Start-up entrepreneurship and help bridge the gaps in knowledge between academia and industry. This partnership with the Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society takes us step further in achieving our mission of advocating product-oriented entrepreneurship, giving them access to a world-class Center of Excellence in IT and Cybersecurity, to counter their security challenges and support their innovations and growth.”
Mr. Sairaman Srinivasan, Chief Strategy Officer, CTE, said, “We have always aspired to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and startups among the entrepreneurs, researchers and students. Our association with APIS will enable us to guide entrepreneurs through the technical programs designed to address the prevailing information and cybersecurity challenges that hamper their growth and development.”
Consortium for Technical Education (CTE) is a non-profit organization established to provide innovative programs and services to bridge the knowledge gaps between academia and Industry. Through this partnership, the organization aims to create a supportive ecosystem for the deep tech start-ups associated with the Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society and other incubators in the state of Andhra Pradesh.