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05/02/2019 12:12pm

IIT Kharagpur to have Research and Innovation Unit to encourage MSMEs, startups

image IIT Kharagpur to have Research and Innovation Unit to encourage MSMEs, startups

New Delhi, Feb 5 (KNN) The Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is coming up with a Research and Innovation Unit to encourage Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and startups for entrepreneurial initiatives.

Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Babul Supriyo while interacting with media in Kharagpur, said that the industrial facilities will play a pivotal role for connecting the centre of excellence with people.

Congratulating the leadership team of IIT Kharagpur while visiting the Centre, Supriyo asserted that the Centre of Excellence has the planning in place to be one of the best. 

He expressed that IIT Kharagpur has worked in industrial domain specific to high end manufacturing technology in area of training, engineering and has helped in cost-effective solutions for affordable and accessible technology to industry and people.

Besides, he emphasized that it will also be encouraging industrial transformation in entire value chain including high end technology and employment opportunities.

Director IIT Kharagpur, Professor Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, said the utility of industrial monitoring, robotics and high end technology for the solutions is another area where the progress will help development and growth of industrial sector as a whole.

He added that the industrial domain technology areas including high end analysis of the manufacturing will be quintessential component where Centre of Excellence will provide solutions for manufacturing.

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