Samsung, India’s largest consumer electronics brand, is expanding its unique industry-academia program Samsung PRISM (Preparing and Inspiring Student Minds) to 70 engineering colleges in India by 2025, aiming to stimulate the Indian innovation ecosystem and making students industry-ready. The program has been successful in driving engineering students to file patents and publish technical papers in cutting edge domains such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and IoT, strengthening Samsung’s vision of Powering Digital India.
Samsung PRISM was started in 2020 and in the last two years, over 4,500 engineering students and 1,000 professors have worked with SRI-B engineers to deliver live projects successfully. In this time, student and professor teams have filed multiple patents along with SRI-B engineers and have published several research papers.
As part of the program, Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore (SRI-B) collaborates with students and faculty at
engineering colleges, giving them research as well as development projects (worklets) to be executed over four to six months.
Teams of students and professors work on live R&D projects in cutting edge technology areas such as Artificial Intelligence (including vision tech), Machine Learning, Internet of Things & Connected Devices and 5G networks. This has helped build capabilities among students that meet industry needs.
Students from engineering colleges that are in top positions of Government of India’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings from across the country have participated in the program so far.
“Samsung PRISM program is our contribution to developing an innovation mindset among the youth of India, building on the strengths of our academia and engineering student community. Working with Samsung, young students have got hands-on exposure to live projects of an R&D centre and professors have got more practical industry experience. This is making students industry-ready and is furthering our vision of Powering Digital India,” said Srimanu Prasad, Head of Tech Strategy, Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore.
“Over the last two years, we have already seen strong results, with student teams filing patents and publishing technical papers in cutting edge domains,” Prasad added.