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What is the news?
The Ministry of Heavy Industries has launched six web-based technology innovation platforms.
What is the purpose of these six technology innovation platforms?
The six platforms aim to bring together the Industry & Academia to foster technological innovations in heavy industries.
They do this by offering opportunities to industries to seek optimum solutions for technological problems faced by them from the vast pool of scientific & technical manpower in the academia.
What are the six platforms launched by the Ministry of Heavy Industries?
TechNovuus: It has been set up and maintained by Automotive Research Association of India(ARAI). The platform focuses on the Automotive sector.
SANRACHNA: It has been set up and maintained by BHEL. The platform focuses on the power sector and renewable energy sector.
DRISHTI: It has been set up and maintained by Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI), Bengaluru. It focuses on the various technologies associated with Capital goods.
ASPIRE: It has been set up and maintained by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT). It focuses on Automotive Technologies development.
KITE: It has been set up and maintained by AMTDC-IIT Madras. It focuses on Robotics and Virtual Reality, Machine Tools.
SURGE: It has been set up and maintained by HMT MTL Ltd- IISc Bangalore. It is a Technology Innovation Platform focussing on Machine Tools sector.
Source: This post is based on the article “Six Technology Innovation Platforms launched to foster technological innovations in Heavy Industries” published in PIB on 10th Dec 2021.