On 2nd July 2021, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises launched (through virtual mode) six technology innovation platforms.
This innovation platforms will focus on development of technologies for the globally competitive manufacturing in India.
About the Six Technology Platforms
The six technology platforms have been developed by IIT Madras, Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMIT), International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT), Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), BHEL and HMT in association with IISc Banglore
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 and universities), to provide technology solutions, suggestions, expert opinions etc. on these involving manufacturing technologies.
It will also facilitate ex-change of knowledge with repect to research and development and other technological aspects.
Over 39000 students, experts, institutes industries and labs have already registered on these platforms.
The platforms will help in bringing all india's technical resources and the concerned industry onto one platform to kick start along with facilitate the identification of technological problems faced by the domestic industry and crowdsource the same.
They will facilitate the development of key 'mother' manufacturing technologies indigenously through the grand challenges on the platform.
The goal of this platform is to create manufacturing champions in the country and attract firms exploring a China-plus-one strategy for production.