Cabinet Approves National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (Download PDF)


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Union Cabinet has approved launching of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). It will be implemented by Department of Science &Technology under Ministry of Science & Technology for period of 5 years.

Image of The NM-ICPS

Image of The NM-ICPS

Image of The NM-ICPS

Objective of Mission is to addresses ever increasing technological requirements of society.

It takes into account international trends & road maps of leading countries for next generation technologies.

Benefits of Implementing Cyber Physical Systems

  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) & associated technologies within reach in country

  • Adoption of CPS technologies to address India specific National/Regional issues

  • Catalyze Translational Research

  • Produce Next Generation skilled manpower in CP

  • Accelerate entrepreneurship & start-up ecosystem development in CPS

  • Place India at par w/other advanced countries & derive several direct & indirect benefits.

  • Give impetus to advanced research in CPS, Technology development & higher education in Science, Technology & Engineering disciplines.


  • It is comprehensive mission to address technology development, application development, human resource development & skill enhancement, entrepreneurship & start-up development in CPS & associated technologies.

  • It aims at establishment of 15 numbers of Technology Innovation Hubs (TIH), 6 numbers of Application Innovation Hubs (AIH) & 4 numbers of Technology Translation Research Parks (TTRP).

  • These Hubs & TTRPs will connect to Academics, Industry, Central Ministries & State Govt. in developing solutions at reputed academic, R&D & other organizations across country in hub & spoke model.

  • They have 4 focused areas along which mission implementation will proceed viz. :

    • Technology Development

    • HRD & Skill Development

    • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Start-ups Ecosystem Development

    • International Collaborations

  • Strategic approach involving suitable mix of Academic, Industry & Govt. is proposed to be adopted.

  • Strong Steering & Monitoring Mechanisms in form of Mission Governing Board (MGB), Inter-Ministerial Coordination Committee (IMCC), Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) & other Sub-Committees will guide & monitor Mission implementation.

Significance of Cyber Physical Systems

  • It will act as engine of growth, benefiting national initiatives in health, education, energy, environment, agriculture, strategic cum security, & industrial sectors, Industry 4.0, SMART Cities & Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • It will help bring paradigm shift in entire skill sets requirement.

  • It will boost job opportunities by imparting advanced skills & generating skilled manpower as per requirement of industry & society.

  • It will support & encourage Central ministries & departments, state govt. & industry to effectively use CPS technologies in their projects & schemes for benefit of society.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 2, 2019

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