Last updated 28/08/2020
NASSCOM Center of Excellence IoT and AI, an activity of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and the Gujarat government initiated a Manufacturing Innovation Challenge 2020 (MIC2020) from fifteenth July 2020 to 21st August 2020. MIC2020 got an overpowering reaction as 88 developed new businesses from the nation over-enrolled for the difficulties and they experienced a thorough screening cycle of four rounds.
The target of this test was to assemble a first of a sort stage for big business and start-up coordinated effort to comprehend key difficulties producing industry is confronting today. In an online honor service, the three new companies AirVlabs, Alluvium, Chistats were declared as champs of the three difficulties. The victors will currently get a chance to chip away at a profitable Proof of Concept with organizations who designated their utilization cases. Moreover, new businesses will likewise get a one-year enrollment to the NASSCOM CoE Acceleration Program.
The NASSCOM Center of Excellence is the biggest synergistic development stage in the rising advancements of IoT, Analytics, AI/ML, AR/VR, and Robotics for Digital Transformation. It is a piece of the Digital India Initiative to kick-off and drive the rising advancements biological system in India, by utilizing India's IT qualities and help the nation accomplish an influential position in the joined region of equipment and programming. The principle target of the CoE is to help Indian Deep-Tech Startups& Companies influence bleeding edge advances to construct market-prepared items. Through the Startups Program, CoE means to construct industry competent ability in an innovative biological system by encouraging Incubation, Funding, Acceleration, Industry Connect, and Mentoring.
NASSCOM CoE related to JK Lakshmi Cements Ltd, Bayer CropScience, and Tata Chemicals Ltd designated three use cases i.e.Workers Health and Safety, Solution to Promote Safety of Workers in Large Plants; Predictive upkeep of high-esteem resources; and 360° Virtual Tour of plant for which new companies were urged to tackle any of the difficulties by presenting a proposition. IIT Gandhinagar was the Research Partner and Gujarat Electronics and Software Industries Association (GESIA) was the Outreach accomplice. Twelve top new companies introduced to Jury that had portrayal from senior pioneers from industry, the scholarly world and government.
Talking on the event, Saurabh Gaur, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, stated, “In current times, the significance of self-reliance is at an all-time high. Even the Government of India is cognizant of this and made the clarion call for an AatmaNirbharBharat. India has a high caliber potential to drive incremental change using technology, and the time is now to build capabilities that will bolster self-reliance and innovation. This requires a collaborative effort – of enterprises, startups, policymakers – to identify the right problems and solution providers. The Manufacturing Innovation Challenge 2020 is a perfect example of this cross-collaboration to further innovation & build self-reliance.”
Stages like MIC can be an extraordinary potential to quicken to launch a Digital Transformation venture in the nation's imposing businesses. In the current circumstances when organizations are doing best to boost the limit usage, such activities can be of incredible help for them to grasp advanced innovations to build profitability, productivity and make a sheltered workplace for laborers.
“NASSCOM CoE is building an ecosystem for manufacturing companies to work with technology companies and innovative start-ups to drive adoption of Industry 4.0 solutions. MIC2020 was launched to accelerate this mission and received an exceptional response. This challenge created value for everyone as it helped enterprises find the best solution partner and start-ups got an opportunity to work with their dream companies. The success of this program has motivated us to run these challenges every quarter and we look forward to getting similar support in all our future initiatives”, explained Amit Saluja, Sr. Director & Vertical Head, Manufacturing, Gandhinagar, NASSCOM CoE.
Vinita Singhania, Managing Director, JK Lakshmi Cement said, “We are delighted to be a part of such an initiative from NASSCOM CoE. Manufacturing Innovation Challenge has helped us connect with top-class start-ups who can be of big help in creating our future innovations. We encourage other manufacturing companies also to leverage this platform as a means to make your plant smarter and safer with digital. We believe that the use of digital technology like AI, IoT, AR, etc for manufacturing processes optimize sustainable development i.e. productive maintenance, reduced cost, and saves time.”
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