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Innovation in high-end technology creates wealth for the country, we must innovate for our needs and lead India towards an ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’: Shri Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi, NFAPost: Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Prakash Javadekar inaugurated (through virtual mode) six Technology Innovation Platforms which will focus on the development of technologies for globally competitive manufacturing in India.

Prakash 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 onto one platform to kick start and facilitate identification of technology problems faced by Indian Industry and crowdsource solutions for the same.

Prakash Javadekar said a nation that innovates progresses and prospers. “The technology innovation platforms launched today will further boost an #AatmaNirbharBharat in technology solutions and will drive India to emerge as a Technology and Innovation Hub of the World,” he said.

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 IIScBanglore. These platforms will focus on the development of technologies for 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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