MSME

Low-cost Solution for Advanced Manufacturing

Low-cost Solution for Advanced Manufacturing

IIT Kharagpur researchers develop a low-cost AI-based Industry 4.0 solution for real-time metrological inspection In an initiative undertaken by the Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at IIT Kharagpur, researchers are on a mission to make AI & ML applications affordable for India’s industrial sector including MSMEs. They have developed an innovative system consisting of a low-cost imaging device and an  AI-enabled software for real-time metrological inspection. The developed system can be utilized in the production line to check the quality of the jobs and get instant results. Explaining the benefit that MSMEs will draw from such an innovation,…
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What’s Next for MSME

What’s Next for MSME

Adopting Industry 4.0 in MSMEs - The Way Forward in Post Pandemic World On May 12, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, in his COVID lockdown address asked the nation to be self-reliant. PM Modi was heard saying ‘be vocal for the local’ to emphasise the need for using indigenous products which would not only reduce our massive import bill but sustain our industrial sector especially Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). He announced a ₹20 lakh crore economic package which included a major stimulus to the post pandemic industrial world. Soon after, the Ministry of Finance announced…
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Director’s talk on rejuvenating MSME post-COVID

Director’s talk on rejuvenating MSME post-COVID

From the desk of Director, IIT KGP: The post-COVID industrial world would wake up to a new dawn towards the involvement of MSMEs in re-energizing the industrial sector. This sector has a huge contribution in our manufacturing industry. However, as the pandemic situation leads to a new normal, availability of capital would become a challenge for MSMEs thus creating bottlenecks for jumpstarting industrial production and employment of labourers. Social distancing would also restrict employment of existing workforce in full strength. Further the low capital situation would delay new product development or sustenance of production at current costs thus disrupting the…
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Advancing Industrial Workforce

Advancing Industrial Workforce

IIT Kharagpur’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre Creating Nexgen Workforce for India's Manufacturing Industry The Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at IIT Kharagpur organized a five-day training programme on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) for industry professionals and technicians. The Centre, which was set up with support from the Department of Heavy Industry (Ministry of HI&PE), Govt. of India and a consortium of six industrial houses and a startup, has a mandate of creating awareness regarding advanced technologies, reskilling and upskilling of the Indian MSMEs and youth. CNC, being the core of any manufacturing equipment, is an essential pack of…
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Mentoring Startup for Industry 4.0

Mentoring Startup for Industry 4.0

Business Standard           Republic            UNI              India Today          Hindustan Times              India Blooms                  DataQuest          Headlines Today The Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at IIT Kharagpur is roping in MSMEs for collaborative R&D projects and consultancy to develop resources for Industry 4.0. In a recent initiative, the Centre, which is funded by the Department of Heavy Industry of Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public…
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IIT KGP to Drive MSME Innovations

IIT KGP to Drive MSME Innovations

Financial Express   FE Twitter  Times Now   Business Standard    The Week    Dainik Jagran  Dainik Jagran (Print)   Anandabazar   Anandabazar (Print)    Ei Samay (Print)   Nampa   DevDiscourse    KNN   India.com IIT Kharagpur is all set to build Eastern India’s first Industrial Research and Innovation Unit for MSMEs and Start-ups. The Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Industrial Research and Innovation Unit of the DHI Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at IIT Kharagpur was held in the august presence of Shri Babul Supriyo, Hon’ble Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises on February 3, 2019. Setting up a state-of-the-art centre for…
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Health-Tech MSME Hub @IITKgp

Health-Tech MSME Hub @IITKgp

Times of India    Business Standard     The Week    NDTV   India Blooms    Telegraph   Telegraph (Print)  DNA   DevDiscourse    Anandabazar Patrika    Swarajya  UNI In a new development aligned with the upcoming 400-bed superspecialty hospital at IIT Kharagpur, the Institute is going to set up a Common Research & Technology Development Hub (CRTDH) on Technologies for Affordable Healthcare. The initiative which is being supported by the Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India, will address the issues of accessibility and affordability challenging the modern healthcare system through technological innovations. Another key area of focus of the Hub will…
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