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DoT holds first Sangam-Digital Twin networking event at IIT Delhi

Sangam Networking Event in Delhi has brought out comprehensive blueprints for Digital Twin-enabled solutions, addressing challenges and leveraging diverse data sources. These outputs will guide the design and architecture of solutions, define roles for various parties, identify potential customers, outline funding structures, establish governance mechanisms, and create roadmaps for implementation.

The first Networking Event of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT)’s Sangam – Digital Twin initiative, was successfully hosted by IIT Delhi, on June 18-19 2024. The event brought together over 100 participants, including representatives from leading companies to discuss innovative digital solutions across various sectors.

It featured breakout discussions on key verticals and use cases such as

  • Multimodal Transport Planning,
  • Enhancing Healthcare Access and Service,
  • Assessment of Environmental Quality,
  • Disaster Response System Management.

Additionally, following horizontal topics were covered

  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs),
  • Data Provider and AI Governance Framework,
  • Virtual World Creation and Interaction Capabilities,
  • Mathematical Modelling and Physics-Based Simulations.

Addressing the participants, Dr. Neeraj Mittal, Secretary, Telecommunications, said “Our goal is to develop viable projects, secure funding, and present them to the government to demonstrate the feasibility of creating a infrastructure planning tool for national-level”.

He informed that during these initiatives have set in motion a lot of collaboration amongst participants to be able to do good projects, create new ideas, new knowledge and new capabilities.

Participants collaborated to develop innovative, holistic solutions addressing economic, social, and environmental factors. Emphasizing cross-sectoral data driven infrastructure, the discussions explored integrating data from diverse sources while ensuring privacy preservation through advanced technologies. The event highlighted the importance of AI-driven insights and collaborative environments in solving contemporary challenges.

The upcoming networking events are planned in IIT Bombay on 25-26 June 2024, PES University, Bangalore on 3-4 July 2024 and T-Hub, Hyderabad on 10-11 July 2024. DoT is looking forward for participation of all stakeholders in the upcoming events.

DoT extends gratitude to all participants and companies for their active engagement, setting the stage for transformative advancements in digital solutions.

About Sangam- The Sangam initiative, aims at revolutionizing infrastructure planning and design through the utilization of cutting-edge technologies and collective intelligence, has garnered significant attention since its unveiling. It represents a collaborative effort to harness the power of technology and collective intelligence for sustainable and efficient infrastructure solution.

CT Bureau

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