Kris Gopalakrishnan & Sudha Gopalakrishnan
Infosys co-founder Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan and Mrs. Sudha Gopalakrishnan made a generous contribution of Rs. 225 crores spread over 10 years to establish a new Centre for Brain Research at IISc.
Kris and Sudha Gopalakrishnan have also established three new chairs at IISc for research in the areas of computational neuroscience, machine learning, data science and neuromorphic engineering. Shihab Shamma, Professor, Institute of Systems Research at the University of Maryland, will occupy the first of the three, the K. Vaidyanathan Distinguished Chair named after Sudha Gopalakrishnan's father.
Robert Bosch Foundation
The Robert Bosch Foundation committed to providing Rs. 11 crores every year for 10 years to establish the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems.
Scientists at the interdisciplinary Centre focus on using advances in sensing, communication and data analytics technologies to address key challenges in water, healthcare and energy sectors.
Arjun Divecha & Grantham Foundation
Mr. Arjun Divecha, Chairman, Board of Directors at Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co., and the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment jointly donated USD 3 million spread over 5 years to establish the Divecha Centre for Climate Change.
Researchers at the Centre study critical climate change issues and work on developing sustainable mitigation and adaption measures.
In 2014, the Infosys Foundation endowed Visiting Chair Professorships in Mathematics and Physics at Rs 20 crores, to bring distinguished scientists in these broad areas to IISc in order to further catalyze research in cutting-edge areas and initiate long-term collaborations. Chairperson of Infosys Foundation and IISc alumna Sudha Murthy visited and personally handed over the grant statement to the respective departments at IISc.
The Infosys Foundation has also provided support to enhance the infrastructure and broaden research activities at the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research (CIDR) at IISc.
The Tata Trusts have awarded a grant of Rs. 75 crores to the Centre for Neuroscience, spread over 5 years, to study the mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease and to evolve methods for early diagnosis and effective treatment.