CII, CSIR sign MoU for 'make in India tech development and deployment venture'
India's two most prestigious institutions, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and CSIR joined hands to form a "Make in India Technology Development and Deployment Venture".
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by CII and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India on the occasion of CSIR Leadership Meet, at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi.
The MoU was exchanged in the presence of Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and vice-president CSIR, Girish Sahni, Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of CII.
This joint initiative "Make in India Technology Venture" will focus on priority sectors aligning to India's key aspirations under Make in India, Digital India, Start-up India, Skill India, Clean India etc.
It will lead to development and deployment of critical platform with many product technologies resulting into India's technology value addition in manufacturing which will contribute significantly to growth of GDP and high-tech exports. The scope would expand to synergise the efforts with line ministries. The proposal is to have consortium of industries with CSIR through its constituent laboratory working on a single development project with line ministries and industries sharing the risk of financial investment.
A high-level Apex body named "Technology Development & Deployment Advisory Council" (TDDAC) will also be formed under this MoU. It will provide policy directions and monitor the activities of the program.
Meanwhile, Harsh Vardhan also launched techindiacsir – a technology showcase of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. This portal is a single point window to CSIR Technologies, Intellectual Property, Knowledge base, Skills and Services.
This portal describes the success stories of products based on CSIR technologies, technological interventions made by CSIR to solve societal problems and technologies available for licensing. mpost