Novo Nordisk & IIIT Bangalore to drive industry-academia research opportunities

22 May 2023 | News

Novo Nordisk expanding in Bangalore, adding more than 500 new skilled positions each year

Novo Nordisk Global Business Services (GBS) and the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT Bangalore) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to combine IIIT’s technology and digital capabilities with Denmark headquartered healthcare firm Novo Nordisk’s development and data science expertise to explore breakthrough innovations and efficiency gains to better serve the needs of patients.

Under the terms of the MoU, IIIT Bangalore, and Novo Nordisk GBS will jointly engage in initiatives including research, innovation projects, hackathons, case competitions, guest lectures, education programs, internships, placements, employee development, branding and corporate social responsibility collaborations. The MoU is effective from May 19, 2023, for a period of two years.

John Dawber, Corporate Vice President, and Managing Director of Novo Nordisk Global Business Services, said, "Novo Nordisk is expanding in Bangalore, adding more than 500 new skilled positions each year, delivering high levels of expertise and process excellence for our global company. With access to the talent pool at IIIT Bangalore, we believe we can significantly enhance our innovation contribution to the Indian academic ecosystem and ultimately improve health."  

Besides fostering knowledge sharing between industry and academia, the partnership will also provide students at IIIT Bangalore with opportunities to gain real-world experiences, develop new skills, and build relationships with leading industry professionals.



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