Indian government launches six technology innovation platforms

These platforms will focus on manufacturing technologies

India’s Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises announced the launch of six Technology Innovation Platforms on Friday that will focus on developing technologies that will make Indian manufacturing competitive in the global economy.

IIT-Madras, Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI), International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT), Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), BHEL and HMT in collaboration with IISc, Bangalore have developed these platforms.

The platforms will facilitate industry (including original equipment manufacturers, Tier-1 Tier-2 and Tier-3 companies and raw material manufacturers), start-ups, domain experts/ professionals, R&D institutions and academia (colleges & universities), to provide technology solutions, suggestions and expert opinions, on issues involving manufacturing technologies, the Ministry said in a statement.

Additionally, it will facilitate knowledge exchange regarding research and development as well as other technological aspects. On these platforms, over 39,000 students, experts, institutes, industries and labs have already registered.

Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Heavy Industries and Enterprises, said these platforms are the gift to the nation during the celebration of ‘AzadikaAmrutMahotsav-Celebration of 75 Years of Independence’ and facilitate identification of technology problems faced by Indian industry and crowdsourcing solutions to them.

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