Six Technology Innovation Platforms launched to foster technological innovations in Heavy Industries

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Ministry of Heavy Industries launched six web-based technology innovation platforms on 2nd July, 2021 in order to bring together the Industry & Academia   to foster technological innovations in heavy industries. They offer opportunities to industries to seek optimum solutions for technological problems faced by them from the vast pool of scientific & technical manpower in the academia. 

The details of the six platforms are as under:

(i)TechNovuus set up and maintained by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)focussing on Automotive sector (


(ii)  SANRACHNA set up and maintained by BHEL focussing on the power sector and renewable energy sector (


(iii) DRISHTIset up and maintained by Central  Manufacturing Technolgy Institute (CMTI), Bengalurufocussing on the various technologies associated with Capital goods                                  (


(iv)  ASPIRE set up and maintained byInternational Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) focussing on Automotive Technologies development (

(v) KITE set up and maintained by AMTDC-IIT Madras focussing on Robotics and Virtual Reality, Machine Tools (


(vi)  SURGE set up and maintained by HMT MTL Ltd- IISc Bangalore is a Technology Innovation Platform focussing onMachine Tools sector (


This information was given by the Minister of State for Heavy Industries Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.






    Source PIB