main-buildingIIT KGP collaborates with startup to promote manufacturing

Hindustan Times (January 6, 2020)

The Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing at IIT Kharagpur is roping in MSMEs for collaborative R&D projects and consultancy to develop resources for Industry 4.0.

Industry 4.0 refers to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. In a recent initiative, the centre, which is funded by the Department of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India, has signed a MoU with a Kolkata-based startup Hemraj Infocom to promote industrial consultancy and industrial research internship for students, an IIT KGP statement said on Monday.

"We are looking forward to more such startups joining the consortium," Prof Surjya K Pal who is heading the facility at IIT KGP said.

"With Hemraj we will be mentoring them in manufacturing applications in which our centre has got a strong foothold," he said. (Read More)