Bangalore networks with Cambridge for innovation

In a landmark collaboration that will boost academic standards in Indian higher education institutes, the Bangalore-Cambridge Innovation Network was officially launched at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore last week, reports The Times of India.

It is an initiative led by the British high commission to foster links between academics, businesses, researchers and entrepreneurs from both cities. The 803-year-old university will partner with India's premier institutes like the Indian Institute of Management, IISc, National Centre for Biological Sciences and the International Institute of Information Technology.

"Both cities have immense resources in intellectual capabilities and both share the determination to use the strengths...We already have 250 active projects with India. We can work together on issues like food, water and security...It's not true that industry interaction will take scientists off pure science," said Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, vice-chancellor of Cambridge. The UK government has allocated around £90 million for research collaboration.
Full report on The Times of India site