Thiruvananthapuram: UST Global has partnered with Indian Institute of Palakkad (IIT Palakkad) for enabling joint Research and Development (R&D) activities in cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) and Brain-Machine Interface and in facilitating internship opportunities and job placement for the students. For the joint R&D, the students will work at UST Global’s Infinity LabsTM for 3-6 months across it’s locations in India. Infinity LabsTMs are UST Global’s in-house innovation centres that build digital innovation capabilities to solve business problems of its Fortune 500 Customers across cutting-edge technologies like AI/ML, Blockchain, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Internet of Things (IoT), Design Thinking, and Enterprise Computing. “At UST Global, we are focused on building an Innovation ecosystem with deep partnerships with the academic and start-ups, to solve business problems of our Fortune 500 customers. We are happy to join hands with IIT Palakkad, and offer a platform to their B.Tech students for joint R&D on new-age technologies. We are certain this will help the students get right exposure to kick-start their career in Technology, said Alexander Varghese, Chief Administrative Officer and Country Head, UST Global on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). “Our collaboration with UST Global’s Infinity Labs will not only help our undergraduate students to get exposure to the latest know how in industry and practical training but also will also introduce them to technological innovations that answer real-world problems and address future needs of industry. We are sure that the internship experience will help them prepare well for taking up more challenging industry problems in their future career,” said Dr. Vinod A Prasad, Dean of Industry Collaboration & Sponsored Research, IIT, Palakkad. “We hope that the collaboration of IIT-PKD with UST Global will go long way bringing fruitful research outcomes that will benefit the society,” he added.