The government on Friday launched six technology innovation platforms that will focus on the development of technologies for globally competitive manufacturing in India.
Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Prakash Javadekar said that these platforms 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 domestic Industry and crowdsource solutions for the same.
This will facilitate the development of the key 'mother' manufacturing technologies' indigenously through grand challenges on the platforms.
These platforms will facilitate industry, including OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), Tier 1, 2, and 3 companies and raw material makers, start-ups, domain experts/professionals, R&D institutions, and academia to provide technology solutions, suggestions, and opinions on issues involving manufacturing technologies, the ministry said.
Further, it will facilitate the exchange of knowledge with respect to research and development and other technological aspects.
Over 39,000 students, experts, institutes, industries, and labs have already registered on these platforms.
The 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.