The Institution of Engineering and Technology launches Open Digital Innovation Working Group under its Future Tech Panel

The Institution of engineering and Technology (IET) India launched an Open Digital Innovation working group under the wings of its Future Tech panel. This working group will concentrate on digital engineering and technology innovations that will be used to address global issues. 


Shekhar Sanyal, Director and Country Head, The IET, adds, “This working group aspires to be a trusted advisor and partner in digital innovations for government, industry, and academia. The goal of this new working group is to increase the digital engineering and technology innovation quotient of organizations and nation”. 


“The four pillars of the Open Digital Innovation working group are 1) Digital Engineering and Technology Innovations Body of Knowledge (DETIBOK) 2) Digital Engineering and Technology Innovations Skill Development 3) Crowdsourcing digital platform to unlock the digital innovation potential of rural and urban India 4) Mentoring ecosystem for Digital Engineering & Technology Startups. We have very energetic and passionate senior volunteer leaders from various renowned organizations who have been working to nurture these pillars,” V Srinivasa Rao (VSR), Chairman, Open Digital Innovation Working Group, IET Said.


The new group’s focus areas are engineering convergence handbook, thinking convergence handbook, technology convergence handbook, autonomous software engineering handbook, open digital innovation digital platform (CoInnovator), digital innovations thought leadership, templates, methods, frameworks, strategic alliances, digital engineering research projects and others.


The group had put in place a four-tiered operating model (volunteers) that included Think Tanks, Strategic Leadership (designing a three-year plan), Tactical Leadership (implementing an annual plan), and Operational Leadership (perform recurring tasks).


The beneficiaries of this working group are the, government, industry, academia, start-ups, and students and IET Volunteers

About the IET:


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), is one of the world’s largest professional societies for engineers, headquartered in the UK. Turning 150 this year, the IET works closely with industry, academia and government in its mission to engineer a better world. In line with this, the IET also has specific global initiatives around key sectors that are relevant to solving problems that impact the society at large. In India, the IET has over 13,000 members and has wide ranging activities in alignment with the overall global IET strategy that also includes sector focus in areas such as Future technologies, Future of Mobility and Transport, as well as the Future of Work. 


With our members, we are driving innovation and change in the fields of engineering and technology. We research, investigate, review and analyse the industry’s challenges, proposing solutions that will have a significant impact on the world for years to come.