DLI Research Projects
DLI believes in investing in research to build new and innovative solutions that help increase the overall Intellectual capital base. With this focus, DLI has established academic alliances and R & D collaboration with institutes globally. These alliances become important in research contexts that typically require long time frames, and a space protected from business pressures. For universities, such alliances promise student and faculty exposure to real-world problems.
The DLI-university collaborations go well beyond the traditional research relationships. Conceptualized as highly interactive collaborations that encourage a continuous flow of ideas between academia and DLI, these help enrich the overall innovation landscape. Models of Collaboration have included Sponsored Research Projects, Student Internships, Short Interaction Visits to DLI Innovation Labs, Inbound and Outbound Sabbatical Programs, Joint Seminars, workshops, Conferences, and even Sponsoring of a Professorship in Bioinformatics.
We highlight here the aim and goals of our academic alliance program, the advantages to universities, our current and recent alliances and the areas of research.
We adopt a transparent Process, and encourage several Models Of Collaboration.
The aim of the COIN Academic Alliance program of DLI is to foster joint research and innovation through a mutually beneficial alliance between the industry and academia. Specifically it is focused on examining real-world problems chosen by the academia (preferably, jointly with DLI R&D groups that are likely to be involved in the research). While some real-world problems may have concrete solutions only in the long-term, the program strives to achieve a deeper understanding and the development of mechanisms to address such problems.
The goals of DLI academic alliances are to:
- Support High Quality Research
- Impact Sustaining Innovation
- Have a Long term impact on Disruptive Innovation
- Provide Internship Opportunities especially for doctoral students
- Facilitate Knowledge Exchange & People Development
- Develop an Innovation Partner Ecosystem
- Encourage collaboration amongst academic partners through support for centers of Innovation
There are perceived advantages to both the University and DLI through such collaboration.
- Understanding the complexities of real-world data and situations
- Ability to conceptualize and engineer effective solutions
- Testing out some of the ideas in a near real-world scenario
- Opportunity to interact and use some of the vast real-world engineering and solution-creation experience in DLI.
- Understanding the theory and concepts behind new techniques
- Getting involved in the development of new mechanisms to deal with problems
- Exposure to abstractions of problems of interest
- Opportunity to gain an academic view of the larger problem space