Ministry of Heavy Industries unveils Six tech innovation platforms

These platforms are expected to facilitate the development of the key ‘mother’ manufacturing technologies' indigenously.
Ministry of Heavy Industries unveils Six tech innovation platforms

In a bid to focus on development of technologies for the globally competitive manufacturing in India, Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises recently inaugurated six technology innovation platforms virtually.

These platforms are expected to 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.

Javadekar said that these platforms are the gift to the nation during the celebration of ‘AzadikaAmrutMahotsav-Celebration of 75 Years of Independence’ and 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 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), Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) and Hindustan Machine Tools Ltd (HMT) in association with IIScBanglore. These platforms will focus on development of technologies for the globally competitive manufacturing in India.

These platforms will facilitate industry (including OEMs, Tier 1 Tier 2 & Tier 3 companies & Raw Material Manufacturers), start-ups, domain experts/professionals, R&D institutions and academia (colleges & 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 & development and other technological aspects.  

Over 39000 students, experts, institutes, industries and labs have already registered on these platforms.

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