IIT Kharagpur

IIT-Kharagpur Collaborates with MSMEs to Foster Industry 4.0 Manufacturing

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Developing Resources for Industry 4.0

The Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at IIT Kharagpur is looking to bring in Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for collaborative R&D projects and consultancy to develop resources for industry 4.0 which deals with the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies.

The Center of Excellence in Advance Manufacturing Technology has signed an MoU with a startup named Hemraj Infocom based in Kolkata to promote Industrial consultancy and Industrial research internship for students according to the statement issued by IIT Kharagpur. “We are looking forward to more such startups joining the association,” Prof. Surjya K. Pal who is heading the facility at IIT Kharagpur said. “With Hemraj we will be mentoring them in manufacturing applications in which our center has got a strong foothold,” he further added.

The Complementary Collaboration

Students from different backgrounds such as electronics or electrical communication, mechanical or electrical engineering will work on the problem statements shared by startups. “We are enthusiastic about seeking guidance on mission-critical projects from an academic institution of repute like IIT Kharagpur which will enable us to deliver proof of concepts and projects thereby by implementing niche areas of R&D in our business operations,” said the Head of Business Development of Hemraj Infocom, Abhishek Saha

Several industry-aligned workshops, short term courses, talks by industry experts for micro, small and medium enterprises, and the capital goods sector in areas such as computer numeric controls, composite manufacturing, and metallography have been conducted by The Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology. The programs are also open to other educational institutions.

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