Affiliate Program

Who is an Affiliate?
The Affiliate Programme Offers Opportunities to Individuals to Connect with IITI DRISHTI CPS Foundations Under One of the Two Classes

Academic Affiliate



Individuals working in the field of cyber physical systems or relevant technologies in any discipline of science, engineering, or related areas can be part of the Academic Affiliate. Provided, they are an Indian national and affiliated to a university or academic institution in India or abroad

Non- Academic Affiliate



Any individual working with the industry, a government department, public sector undertaking (PSU), non-governmental organization (NGO), or a startup in the domain of cyber physical systems or related technology areas can enroll themselves as a Non-Academic Affiliate.

Categories within the Affiliate Program

An under-graduate (UG), post-Graduate (PG) or PhD student working in a university or academic institution with interest in the area of CPS and associated technologies.

Affiliate members under this category should be scientists, post-doctoral fellows, faculty members, industry professionals affiliated to an academic institute/university, industry/start-up/government department/PSU or NGO.

Regular members will be given the opportunity to apply and upgrade their membership to a Senior Member based on their contributions and outcomes under various schemes of IITI DRISHTI CPS Foundation.

Eminent industry professionals and academicians with accomplished track record in the area of CPS will be identified and awarded with the title of Distinguished Affiliates. This will be done through nomination only.

What are the key benefits of members enrolled within the Affiliate Programme?

IITI DRISHTI CPS Foundation has various schemes for students, faculty members and industry professionals to support technology development and commercialization. This includes fellowships, calls for project proposals, skill development, startup support, technology patenting and licensing, and others. More details about various on-going schemes are available under initiatives tab.

Affiliate members will get more opportunities to participate in such schemes as there will be dedicated and sometimes exclusive calls for affiliate members. Also, information related to all such calls will be frequently circulated with the affiliate member group. This will result in enhancing opportunity to unilize benefits from our schemes as listed below:

In the long run when our affiliate network grows significantly, it is expected that most of the schemes of IITI DRISHTI CPS Foundation will be available for its affiliate members only. However, becoming an affiliate member does not guarantee the award of project or fellowship. All our schemes are very competitive and are rigorously evaluated.

IITI DRISHTI CPS Foundation will consider requests from affiliate members with ideas/technologies that they want to develop, patent, or license and are looking for full or partial support based on merit.

IITI DRISHTI CPS is in the process of establishing a state-of-the-art skill center with the aim to promote skill development. As part of its activities under skill enhancement, IITI DRISHTI CPS will offer various skill courses for industry professionals and academicians across the country. Such courses will be conducted by experts from the industry or academia. Affiliate members who are experts in relevant areas may also be invited to offer such courses.

Additionally, affiliate members may also submit their interests, research areas and course proposals against calls. Relevant courses can be conducted at our skill center or at the affiliate member’s organization (based on available facilities). The entire administrative aspects (brochure preparation, circulation, registration, financial management, arrangement of required facilities) will be taken care of by IITI DRISHTI CPS Foundation. The concerned affiliate members only need to focus on the delivery of the program.

An appropriate model of revenue sharing will be worked out between IITI DRISHTI CPS Foundation and the concerned affiliate members. Support to enhance the existing skill development facility with the affiliate member or its organization will also be available under hub and spoke model.

If any affiliate wishes to participate in any of the events/workshops/courses, they will get a minimum 50% discount on registration. In addition to this, affiliates will have priority access to our facilities (skill center, centers of excellence, etc.) at a minimum 50% discounted rate.

IITI DRISHTI CPS Foundation is actively working with the academia and end users (industries, PSUs, line ministries, government organizations, city administration). For example, we will have access to end users’ technology requirements and specific problems statements. Similarly, we have expertise of our academic affiliate members and students’ interest.

Our team will actively work with affiliate members to establish a strong connection between interested groups to address such real-life problems. Thus, affiliate members will get a unique platform which will connect industry and academia for focused discussion, problem refinement, technology development and commercialization.

Affiliate members will also be invited to showcase their work within our network. We will also highlight some of the key outcomes of our affiliate members through our newsletters, media partners, and others. This will give greater visibility to their research and work.

Senior affiliates will receive a memento/certificate recognizing their contributions towards CPS technology development and commercialization. Further, senior members will be periodically invited as subject expert speakers in relevant courses.

And these are not all…we are continuously working to design more benefits for affiliates and create a pool of CPS experts and bring them under one umbrella… Our team will be happy to discuss and customize our association with you!!!

How to become an Affiliate ?


Step 1 : Complete and submit the following Membership form

Step 2 : Payment Link will be provided upon acceptance of the membership request.

Step 3 : Make the payment for the membership fee and share the receipt.

Step 4 : An affiliation ID and confirmation of the payment will be shared.

How to become an Affiliate ?
Conference Support Scheme for Affiliate Members

In a very short span of time, IITI DRISHTI CPS Foundation has got more than 100 Affiliate Members. To further support the CPS journey of affiliate members, we are pleased to announce the Conference Support Scheme (CSS) for our affiliate members.

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For application: click here


For any query related to this programme please contact our programme manager at oeup.drishticps[at]