Azbil and the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Sign MoU for Research Collaboration on Innovative Digital Solutions

TOKYO, May. 22, 2023: Azbil Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code: 6845) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee). The signing ceremony—attended by Mr. Kiyohiro Yamamoto (Director, Representative Corporate Executive, President & Group CEO of Azbil) and Prof. Kamal Kishore Pant (Director of IIT Roorkee)—took place on 2 May 2023 in the James Thomason Building of IIT Roorkee in India.

As stated in this MoU, Azbil and IIT Roorkee will engage in collaborative research and run internship programs in areas of mutual interest. The collaboration will involve joint academic activities, industry-led projects to promote digitalization, exchange of expertise and resources, and talent development in select STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. This partnership aims to foster research and development, promote knowledge-sharing, and create opportunities for students to gain valuable experience.

“IIT Roorkee ranks amongst the best technological institutions in India,” said President Yamamoto, “and it has contributed to all sectors of technological development. We are excited to take this important step in driving digital innovation through our collaborative activities. By formalizing this collaboration through an MoU, Azbil has established a strategic partnership with IIT Roorkee to create opportunities for research on breakthrough technologies and learning in a global work setting.”

“As a company, we are committed to supporting both technological research and education because we believe that investing in talent development is the key to driving innovation and achieving long-term success,” President Yamamoto added.

“We believe that industry-academia partnerships are key to attaining a global level of excellence in education,” said Prof. KK Pant, Director of IIT Roorkee. “By building a cooperative relationship between IIT Roorkee and Azbil, both sides can utilize their respective strengths and resources to drive innovation, foster research and development, and create new opportunities for growth and success, especially in the field of automation technology. Our collaboration aims to support students throughout their journey of learning, researching, practicing, and developing a keen interest in STEM-related careers.”

MoU signing ceremony

MoU signing ceremony between Azbil and IIT Roorkee:
Seen here are Mr. Kiyohiro Yamamoto (Director, Representative Corporate Executive, President & Group CEO of Azbil Corporation) center-left, and Prof. Kamal Kishore Pant (Director of IIT Roorkee) center-right, both holding the MoU.

Based on the azbil Group philosophy of human-centered automation, Azbil is contributing “in series” to achieving a sustainable society and continues developing a strong relationship with its stakeholders.

About IIT Roorkee (
The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) is an institute of national importance imparting higher education in engineering, sciences, management, architecture and planning, and humanities and social sciences. Since its establishment in 1847, the Institute has played a vital role in providing India with technical human resources and know-how.

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* Posted information is accurate as of the date of announcement.