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Govt Launches Six Tech Innovation Platforms To Develop Technologies For Globally Competitive Manufacturing In India

Swarajya Staff

Jul 03, 2021, 10:19 AM | Updated 10:19 AM IST

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the tech innovation platforms. (Pic Via Twitter)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the tech innovation platforms. (Pic Via Twitter)

The government on Friday (2 July) launched six technology innovation platforms for development of technologies for globally competitive manufacturing in India.

The technology innovation platforms were virtually launched by Union Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Javadekar said that said that these platforms will help in bringing all India’s technical resources and the concerned Industry on to one platform to kick start and facilitate identification of technology problems faced by Indian Industry and crowd source solutions for the same.

The minister further stated that this will facilitate the development of the key ‘mother’ manufacturing technologies' indigenously through ‘Grand Challenges’ on the platforms to help achieve the vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat and a globally competitive manufacturing sector in India.

The Six Technology platforms have been developed by IIT Madras, Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI), International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT), Automotive Research Association of India(ARAI), BHEL and HMT in association with IISc Bengaluru.

These platforms will focus on development of technologies for the globally competitive manufacturing in India, a Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises statement said.

These platforms will facilitate industry (including OEMs, Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 companies, and Raw Material Manufacturers), start-ups, domain experts/professionals, R&D institutions and academia (colleges and universities), to provide technology solutions, suggestions, expert opinions etc. on issues involving manufacturing technologies.

Further, it will facilitate exchange of knowledge with respect to research and development and other technological aspects. Over 39,000 students, experts, institutes, industries and labs have already registered on these platforms, the ministry said.

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