M. Venkaiah Naidu To Inaugurate Jodhpur City Knowledge And Innovation Cluster At IIT Jodhpur

Along with this, Vice President will also lay the foundation stone of the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIOT) Hub at the Institute.

Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu will be inaugurating the newly developed Jodhpur City Knowledge and Innovation Cluster at IIT Jodhpur on 28th September 2021 in the presence of Kalraj Mishra, Governor, Rajasthan, and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Cabinet Minister in Ministry of Jal Shakti. The event will be presided over by R. Chidambaram, Chairman, BoG, IIT Jodhpur.

Jodhpur City Knowledge and Innovation Cluster (JCKIC)

JCKIC is an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) approved under the aegis of the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, GoI initiated in 2020. The program approved six clusters at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Bhubaneswar and Delhi. The programmes and activities are being set up under the following verticals at JCKIC:

  • Medical Technology Innovation
  • Project Craft
  • Water and Environment
  • Thar Design


AIOT Hub is the convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) with mobile communication technology (5G and beyond). Formally, AIOT is the combination of AI technologies with IoT infrastructure in a seamless fashion to achieve more efficient AI on the edge, improve human-machine interactions and enhance data management and analytics having 3 major characteristics, 

  • Interconnected and intelligent devices 
  • Self-learning and self-healing human and machine workflows 
  • Autonomous decision making with edge compute

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