IIT-Kanpur signs MoU with Deskera to help SMEs in South Asia


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT K) signed an MoU with Deskera, Asia’s leading Cloud company,to provide Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in South Asia access to IIT Kanpur’s world-class research capabilities.

As part of the MoU, IIT Kanpur will grant over 100 SMEs associated with Deskera access to its facilities for high-level studies on critical industries such as manufacturing, aviation, logistics and supply chain.

With the signing of this MoU, SMEs in the South-East Asia and India region will get a critical boost in the form of technology and product intervention research from IIT Kanpur,, making them globally competitive.

IIT Kanpur as a host to one of the largest innovation ecosystems in an academic setting and cutting-edge state-of-the-art research in all disciplines of science, engineering and management is poised to provide both technology and product intervention support to SMEs across India and Asia region making them globally competitive. As a knowledge partner we will be able to fill in the gap in Deskera’s SME engagement in providing state-of-the-art technology and innovation support in empowering SMEs inherent strength, thereby improving quality of life and economic prosperity in the region,” said Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur.

Shashank Dixit, CEO, Deskera, also an IIT Kanpur alumnus said, “SMEs in the emerging countries are going through a transformative phase. They need access to world-class research and analysis.” He further added, “Since the beginning of Deskera’s entrepreneurial journey, the company has been committed to empowering SMEs to become future-ready by the use of technology and supporting research. Our partnership with IIT Kanpur will help bridge that gap by providing the best facilities and minds along with vital data points for critical decision-making.”

Vital statistics such as key trends and case studies play an essential role in deciding overall market strategy, and can impact an SME’s business decisions. IIT Kanpur will provide an additional layer of research to help these enterprises to take more informed decisions.

About IIT Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is a globally acclaimed education and research Institute having expertise in the area of scientific and technological education and research and the application of scientific knowledge and technology to human advancement and social development.  Established in 1959, IIT Kanpur was founded by the Government of India. The Institute aims to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation.

About Deskera

Deskera is Asia’s leading Cloud company on a mission to help businesses unlock their true value and achieve success using technology. The organization allows SMEs to evolve and run their businesses efficiently with its integrated cloud-based suite of enterprise products. Founded in 2008, Deskera offers future-ready solutions designed keeping the pain points of SMEs in mind.