In June 2021, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises launched 6-Technology Innovation platforms for exchange of knowledge for research & development of technologies that are manufactured in India with globally competitive standards and other technical researches.
Objective – One platform for all Indian Industries & field experts, allowing them to identify problems faced by various industries and resolve it through crowd sourcing solutions.
i.The platforms were developed by IIT-Madras, Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI), International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT), Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and HMT (Hindustan Machine Tools) in collaboration with IISc, Bangalore.
ii.Indian Start-ups & industries (including original equipment manufacturers, Tier-1 Tier-2 and Tier-3 companies and raw material manufacturers) will be benefited through these platforms.
iii.Over 39,000 experts from various institutes, industries and labs have registered on these platforms.
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About Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises:
Union Minister – Prakash Javadekar (Rajya Sabha MP – Maharashtra)
Minister of State – Arjun Ram Meghwal (Constituency – Bikaner, Rajasthan)