In a move to push digital technology adoption among MSMEs, the Federation of Indian Industry (FII), a not-for-profit organization, that works as an interface between the government and Industries has tied up with NASSCOM Centre of Excellence (CoE), Gandhinagar to help MSMEs adopt Industry 4.0 solutions through the Udyam 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Forum.
The two, FII and NASSCOM, have signed an MoU in this regard. The initiative comes under the Centre’s Digital India programme and the Government of Gujarat’s move to promote digitisation.
The MoU was signed during an Industry round table event organized to guide MSME leaders on how digital solutions can help to improve productivity and efficiency in manufacturing plants.
Over 25 leaders from MSMEs looking forward to adopting the digital solutions in their factories participated. The event was chaired by Satish Kumar, Joint Director, District MSME Center, Gurgaon. He urges MSMEs to explore various policy options provided by the state government that can help in technology adoption. He also talked about greater collaborations between Government, MSMEs, FII, and NASSCOM CoE to discuss the challenges and possible solutions.
Speaking at the event, Deepak Jain, Director General, FII, insisted on the need of building an ecosystem that can help spur innovation and provide a platform for startups to connect with manufacturing enterprises.
The Smart Manufacturing Forum will provide support in three verticals, viz. Skill & Capability building, handholding for Digital Journey, and Branding & Market Reach.
FII and NASSCOM CoE will continue to hold awareness sessions in different industry clusters to explain the benefits of the Smart Manufacturing Forum. MSMEs looking for guidance on technology adoption can get more details about Smart Manufacturing Forum by writing to [email protected]