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Infosys Science Foundation opens its first office in Bangalore

The Infosys Science Foundation building will be a gathering space for science teachers, students and researchers, Infosys founder Narayana Murthy said at the inauguration.

The Infosys Science Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Infosys, inaugurated its new office at Jayanagar in Bengaluru on Thursday, July 14. The organization was established in 2006 and annually awards the Infosys Prize to scientists. The inauguration saw the presence of Kris Gopalakrishnan, president of the Infosys Science Foundation, and researchers from various fields, as well as a virtual keynote address by Infosys founder, Narayana Murthy.

In his address, Kris Gopalakrishnan stressed the need to bring the latest research to market and called on private organizations to fund more research in all fields and industries. He added that philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and mutual industry support are what is needed for a “true knowledge society”, and that no city other than Bangalore can play a part in this. .

In his opening speech, Infosys founder Narayana Murthy said the goal of the new ISF building is for students and teachers to hold science-related events there. “The administrators felt that ISF should have a modern, comfortable, technological and productive home in the city with easy connection to the public transport system so that students and teachers interested in science and scientific research could easily congregate at ISF and participate in science-related events,” he said, adding that the need to find “quick, innovative and affordable solutions” to India’s problems is critical.

Narayana Murthy giving her opening speech

The Infosys Science Foundation was established in 2006 to mark 25 years of Infosys, however, it did not have a physical location for all those years. The organization awards the Infosys Prize to Indian scientists and academic researchers for their groundbreaking research. The prize is awarded to researchers in six categories of engineering and computer science, mathematical sciences, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences and humanities. The prize includes a 22-karat gold medal, a citation and a cash prize of $100,000.