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 (https://technovuus.araiindia.com).
(ii) SANRACHNA set up and maintained by BHEL focussing on the power sector and renewable energy sector (http://sanrachna.bhel.in).
(iii) DRISHTIset up and maintained by Central Manufacturing Technolgy Institute (CMTI), Bengalurufocussing on the various technologies associated with Capital goods ( http://www.drishti.cmti.res.in).
(iv) ASPIRE set up and maintained byInternational Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) focussing on Automotive Technologies development (http://www.aspire.icat.in).
(v) KITE set up and maintained by AMTDC-IIT Madras focussing on Robotics and Virtual Reality, Machine Tools ( https://kite.iitm.ac.in).
(vi) SURGE set up and maintained by HMT MTL Ltd- IISc Bangalore is a Technology Innovation Platform focussing onMachine Tools sector (http://www.surgeindia.in).
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.