Smart City Lab NCAI generally offers short to medium-term research projects (spanning to 3-18 months) as well as long-term research projects (spanning to 18-48 months) in areas of agriculture, artificial intelligence, and IoT. Our researchers collaborate with different national and international collaborators from academia and industry like the German Research center for AI and many more mentioned below. The Smart city lab NCAI has worked successfully with many collaborators and is currently in touch with many others.


  • Access to distinguished national and international researchers over the globe.
  • Possibility of acquiring national and international funding
  • State-of-the-art labs and equipment available for testing and development
  • Constantly innovating and automating products
  • Potential to patent applications for new and innovative products
  • Ample staff and resources available for different projects


At Smart city lab, we offer different levels of research options based on the researcher's profile. Interested applicants can choose according to their needs and budget.


At Smart city lab, student researchers undertaking the projects are postgrad students termed as Master's students. These young researchers undertake projects suitable to their skills and expertise level. Our Team Lead (TL) and Research Associates oversee the project planning process and regularly keep progress reports in check. This link established through the TL and RA’s consequently bridges the gap between the industry partner and student researchers.


  • Potential funding opportunities for research projects.
  • Probability of finishing projects early.
  • Can hire more than one Masters student depending on project requirement and complexity level.

However, some points need consideration before hiring a Masters student. Firstly, these students are not full-time researchers but are constantly switching between work and classes. So, the project's work timeline might get affected due to their schedules. Also, as the students are still in the learning phase, their skill set and expertise are evolving and sometimes may affect the project's timeline.


At Smart city lab, senior researchers undertaking the projects are called Research Associates or Assistants, depending on their seniority and experience. These researchers have worked on many projects before and have completed their postgrad degrees. The research projects involve the expertise of the TL, one or more Research Assistants, or Research Associates. The team formation depends upon the project complexity and depth. Our TL is always involved in project planning and regular progress report checks. However, the highly complex projects involve only the expertise of the TL and Research Associates.


  • Possibility of acquiring industry-academia collaboration fundings and grants
  • The potential of hiring international researchers as resources; incase of granted funds
  • Faster research outcomes
  • Projects with medium to high complexity are undertaken

However, some points need consideration before hiring a Smart City Lab researcher. Firstly, as the researchers are senior and experienced, the cost of hiring one is higher than that of Masters students depending upon their seniority. Finally, the researchers are almost always busy juggling between different researches, so the project requirements need to be specified clearly before the planning phase.


The Smart city lab has been collaborating with various industrial partners on different application areas to develop innovative solutions for the market. Our collaborators are:


The Smart city lab has collaborated with multi-disciplinary academic partners and individuals for different courses, webinars, and research work. Our academic collaborators are: