Centre launches 6 tech platforms to develop globally manufacturing in India

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Prakash Javadekar

In a development-centric move, the Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Prakash Javadekar, on July 2, inaugurated six Technology Innovation Platforms which will focus on the development of technologies for globally competitive manufacturing in India. The inauguration was done through virtual conferencing.

The Minister said that these newly launched platforms are gifts to the nation during the celebration of ‘Azadika Amrut Mahotsav-Celebration of 75 Years of Independence’ and will help in bringing all India’s technical resources and the concerned Industry onto one platform to kick start and facilitate identification of technology problems faced by Indian Industry and crowdsource solutions for the same.

The move 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 developing a globally competitive manufacturing sector in India, added Javadekar.

The Six Technology Platforms launched 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 Banglore. The platforms have been so designed to focus on the development of technologies to make India a hub for globally competitive manufacturing.

These platforms will facilitate industry (including OEMs, Tier 1 Tier 2 & Tier 3 companies & Raw Material Manufacturers), start-ups, domain experts/professionals, research and development institutions and academia (colleges and universities), to provide technology solutions, suggestions, expert opinions, etc. on issues involving manufacturing technologies. Moreover, it will facilitate the exchange of knowledge with respect to R&D and other technological aspects. Over 39,000 students, experts, institutes, industries and labs have already registered on these platforms.

The following are the links to register on the six technology platforms:

(With inputs from PIB)

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