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‘Fund for Industrial Research Engagement (FIRE)’

Published on July 02, 2021
Current Context: The ‘Fund for Industrial Research Engagement (FIRE)’ was launched by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) in partnership with Intel India.
‘Fund for Industrial Research Engagement (FIRE)’
  • The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) is a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
  • The FIRE was launched to advance deep tech-based research opportunities in India.
  • It will offer researchers a platform to perform industry-related opportunities in the areas like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), platform systems, circuits & architecture, Internet of Things (IoT), materials & devices, security, and edge to cloud.
  • The FIRE will help to fulfil DST’s vision to promote research in the critical areas of science and engineering with Public-Private Partnerships.
  • The FIRE is a novel initiative to bring together industry and academia on a common platform and allow the exchange of ground-breaking ideas and co-promote innovative research.
  • It will make India a major player in technology-based solutions.
  • The platform will allow partnership between Scientists and Intel to boost the research in science and engineering.
  • Thus the FIRE is a joint initiative of government and industry with a co-funding mechanism.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of SERB: New Delhi
    • HQ of Intel: California, USA


Q.1 Which entity launched ‘Fund for Industrial Research Engagement (FIRE)’?
a. SERB-DST and Wipro
b. CSIR-CCMB and Intel India
c. DRDO-Wipro
d. SERB-DST and Intel India

Q.2 The SERB-DST and Intel India launched the ‘FIRE’ initiative to advance deep tech-based research opportunities in India. What does ‘I’ signifies in FIRE?
a. Intel
b. Industrial
c. India
d. Innovation

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