“The only community that can develop IP for the next generation is the academia and institutes,” said Dr Rajat Gupta, managing director, Beceem Communications Pvt Ltd, while presenting the guest keynote during the CDNLive India 2010 University Conference.
India is currently an attractive market. Its 50 million+ middle class can well become the preferred target for all product companies in the world. In this context, what can the academic community do to stimulate product development in India? And, how can they engage in early technology development?
Further, can this large resource pool be mobilized to collaborate to create a massive IP ecosystem that is both commercial and free?
He said: “If there is wide ranging collaboration within the academia, the current duplication that’s happening can go away. This collaboration can also become a vehicle for a different type of industry-academia collaboration.
“Unless we are able to create a basic ecosystem, we cannot get there. Unfortunately, leading edge work in VLSI does not happen that much in India at the moment. We need to make that happen.”
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