Wipro imec combine launch Applied Research In System Engineering or ARISE Labs

Indian IT company Wipro and nano-electronics company imec have announced a joint initiative called ARISE (Applied Research in Intelligent Systems Engineering) Labs. ARISE will work on technologies to transform emerging markets.

Originally announced in may this year, on the eve of launch yesterday, the company top leadership said that the fact that emerging markets represent 80 per cent of the global population, hence the initiative becomes important.

Emphasizing on the opportunities in emerging markets, the Wiro top leadership said, that 50 per cent of the population was aged below 25, 75 per cent lived in rural areas and mobiles had a market penetration of 64.7 per cent. The challenges are healthcare, urbanisation, and energy.
ARISE would look into connectivity in rural areas and serve as a bridge between academia and industry. --------

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