The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, India, launched six technology innovation platforms that will focus on development of technologies for the globally competitive manufacturing in India.
These platforms have been developed by IIT-Madras, Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI), International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT), ARAI, BHEL and HMT in association with IISc, Bangalore.
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 & academia, to provide technology solutions, suggestions and expert opinions, on issues involving manufacturing technologies, the Ministry said in a statement.
Further, it will facilitate exchange of knowledge with respect to research and development and other technological aspects. Over 39000 students, experts, institutes, industries and labs have already registered on these platforms.
These platforms will help in bringing all India’s technical resources and the concerned industry on to one platform to facilitate identification of technology problems faced by Indian industry and crowd source solutions for the same.