On October 7, 2020, Guidance, a nodal investment promotion and facilitation agency of Tamil Nadu (TN) located in Chennai has joined hands with the World Economic Forum (WEF) in set up India’s and South Asia’s first advanced manufacturing hub (AMHUB) in Tamil Nadu.This collaboration is in line with the Tamil Nadu Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy 2020.
- The partnership agreement was witnessed by Neeraj Mittal, Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Guidance, Francisco Betti, Head of Advanced Manufacturing and Production, WEF and Ion Cronin, Project Lead, Advanced Manufacturing & Production, WEF.
- Notably, AMHUB is one of the 19 platforms designed by the WEF.
About Tamil Nadu Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy 2020:
In September 2020, Tamil Nadu released its Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy 2020 to facilitate foreign investment in electronic systems design and manufacturing (ESDM) for the growth of indigenous startups. The state’s focus is to raise its manufacturing output to US$100 billion by 2025 accounting 25% of India’s total electronics exports, and skilling of more than 100,000 people by 2024
How will AMHUB benefit the state?
–It will provide opportunities in the sectors of electronics, electric mobility, solar energy and textiles through collaboration with AMHUB.
–It will aid in production by identifying and addressing regional opportunities brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
–Through this regional success stories will be shared with other AMHUBs and vice versa for best practices.
–In the area of workforce upskilling/reskilling, it will help us identify skill gaps and bridge them from global experience.
–It will also promote sustainable manufacturing to accelerate the carbon-neutral manufacturing industry.
–AMHUB also bridges collaborations between businesses and government that maximize the potential of industrial development.
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About Tamil Nadu:
Capital – Chennai
Governor – Thiru Banwarilal Purohit
About World Economic Forum (WEF):
Founder and Executive Chairman– Professor Klaus Schwab
Headquarters– Cologny/Geneva, Switzerland