IIT-K has started a new department of cognitive science to teach and prepare students for careers in AI, data analysis, government intelligence, healthcare, human performance, information processing, law, marketing, product design, and software design. The department will focus on research areas such as consciousness studies, perception and action, decision making and reasoning, language processing, social cognition, applied cognitive sciences and robotics.
IIT Kanpur backed biomaterial StartUp Phool.co has raised US$1.4 Million from IAN Fund. Phool.co focuses on the circular economy of converting floral waste into Charcoal free Luxury incense products. It has also recently developed “Fleather”, a leather made from plant waste. “We aim to use this fund to advance the research and scale the operations of the company,” states Founder Ankit Agarwal.