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Innovation & Research by Wadhwani Foundation

Supporting research in emerging technologies and advanced computing to develop real-world solutions.

At the crossroad of groundbreaking tech domains like AI, biotech, health tech and quantum computing.

Partnering with academia, our Innovation & Research program takes revolutionary innovations from research to commercialization. It works closely with an extensive network of researchers, students, premier educational institutions, entrepreneurs and scientists.

This initiative’s future holds a global network of innovation centers across the globe that collaborate to advance commercially focused research and innovation and launch hundreds of new successful startups globally in AI, Bioengineering and HealthTech.

Here’s a short video on our Innovation & Research initiative.

Wadhwani Research Center for Biotechnology (WRCB), IIT Bombay

Founded in 2014, WRCB is a center of excellence in breakthrough translational research in bioengineering. The center supports inter-disciplinary research projects in diagnostics, therapeutics, MedTech and synthetic biology. Besides offering funding and fund-raising support, the center also undertakes a wide variety of entrepreneurship support activities to sustain and grow a vibrant deep tech translational ecosystem in healthcare and life sciences at IIT Bombay resulting in:

  • 100 funded projects
  • 10 startup companies
  • 6 technologies licensed to industry
  • 80+ patents
  • 140+ publications

Wadhwani Electronic Labs (WEL),
IIT Bombay

Since its inception in 2001, this electronics laboratory has enabled high-potential B.Tech and M.Tech students to build impactful innovations in electronic systems.

The identity of WEL has evolved from being solely a lab for conducting curricular lab courses to being a hub for various electronics activities, with state-of-the-art facilities for projects and product development.

More than 1,700 students use WEL each year for laboratory courses and projects. Content developed at WEL has also reached more than 400 colleges across India, benefiting more than 2,500 teachers and students through outreach. Here is a quick view of WEL’s impact and reach since 2001:

  • 20,000+ student beneficiaries
  • 3,000+ hardware kits manufactured
  • 250+ research assistants and staff
  • 12+ courses

Wadhwani AI

The Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence was co-founded by Dr. Romesh and Sunil Wadhwani to build and deploy AI solutions that benefit underserved populations in developing countries, which it has actively been doing since mid-2021.

It partners with government bodies and global nonprofits to ensure that innovations improve the lives of those who need them the most.

Success Stories​

A glimpse into some of the lives our Foundation has impacted.

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