Technology discovered by innovators need to reach MSMEs: DC-MSME
Technology and idea discovered by innovators has not reached the market place, which needs to be done in order to give a true meaning to Technology Support and Outreach, said Ram Mohan Mishra, Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner- Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
He said this during the Technology Support and Outreach (TECH-SOP) programme organized by Ministry of MSME today here.
The objective of the programme was to educate MSMEs and enhance their awareness about latest technological innovation available and to sensitize them on the role of technology in creating competitiveness and opportunities.
He said various research and development institutions in the country have developed technologies which are relevant for MSMEs for sustainable growth and can be made available in a cost effective manner.
TECH – SOP is an initiative of the MSME Ministry to bridge the gap between R&D institutions and MSMEs so that they can use latest technologies and become a part of global value chain.
Mishra further said, “There is also a need for continuous dialogue to take place between creators and users for better achievement of the goal.”
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, (ICAR), Institute for Design of Electrical Measuring Instruments (IDEMI, Mumbai) and IIT, Delhi participated in the TECH-SOP and guest speakers addressed MSME on the issues of technology transfer and innovations.
A “India Green Tech Open Challenge” was also launched to encourage MSMEs to adopt sustainable and green technologies so that they remain competitive in the long run.
The Development Commissioner said that this event will help in exploring partnership opportunity and will help various MSMEs to take the taste of the technology.
Speaking about the investment in technology, he said, “There is a requirement of social venture capital to be brought in technology to further publicize it.”
In his concluding remarks, Mishra said the business will grow when all the technologies that are required will be put in one place.
We will have to do that, the DC-MSME added. (KNN/JM)