MOU Inked between IPAMA and NASSCOM for Technology Up-gradation
BY The Association News Correspondent, 22 July 2020
An MoU was signed between Iqbal Singh, General Secretary, Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers; (IPAMA) and Sudhanshu Mittal, Head – Gurugram Center & Director – Technical Solutions, National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) Center of Excellence – IOT & AI at Noida today.
IPAMA is an association registered under the Societies Act, 1860, having its head office at NOIDA, UP. It has been assisting its Member companies in upgradation and adoption of latest Technology in Printing and Packaging manufacturing segments.
NASSCOM Center of Excellence – IoT & AI is part of the Digital India Initiative by Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), in partnership with the State Governments and NASSCOM.
It is a nationwide program to develop a culture of thought leadership, digital transformation and co-creation in Industry 4.0, Automotive, Healthcare, Agriculture, Energy, and other industry verticals. CoE is also engaged in facilitating Technology adoption by the Industry, by bringing the latest and deep tech innovations for Start-ups and Technology Companies and to help grow and scale their business interests. It also provides largest Innovation platform for enterprises, governments and innovators in emerging technologies of AI, ML, IoT, Big Data, Analytics, AR/VR and Robotics for Digital Transformation. NASSCOM aims to be the primary catalyst for development and adoption of innovative digital solutions in different domains.
On the eve of the signing of the agreement, Dayaker Reddy, President, IPAMA stated that “This agreement will strengthen the Indian Printing and Packaging Machine manufacturers in upgrading their machines. In India, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and advance printing and packaging are user-friendly for end-customers and ensuring widespread use in different sectors of the industry. The situation will change more in the coming years and more and more companies will come forward to make investments in automation of machines for quality enhancement, increase production, make economical, etc. We are encouraging the companies for adoption of new technologies in the printing and packaging sector”.
Sudhanshu Mittal stated that we are committed to helping the Indian manufacturing sector with digital technology adoption to improve their quality, productivity, worker safety and any other area where they need help. Indian ecosystem has variety of solutions available to meet the requirements of manufacturing companies.
Through this partnership, we expect that IPAMA members will be able to leverage the expertise offered to adopt the digital technology in their operations and start their Industry 4.0 journey.
The objective of MOU is to impart training to IPAMA Members in the emerging areas of IT based technology and to help them with digital technology adopt in their operations. The Scope of Work incorporated in the agreement reads as under: -
·Enable access for the Members of IPAMA to the latest innovative products and solutions from the startups incubated by NASSCOM CoE and from the extended startup ecosystem.
·A deep-dive engagement program of NASSCOM CoE to fast track discovery and application of innovative solutions sourced from its network of deep-tech curated startups /innovators, system Integrators and technology companies.
·To organize Joint events and workshops to build awareness about the implementation of technology in printing and packaging machine manufacturing segments.
·To make members aware of existing and new use-cases as they get created to drive adoption of deep-tech within the industry ecosystem.
About NASSCOM Center of Excellence IoT & AI
The NASSCOM Center of Excellence is the largest collaborative innovation platform in the emerging technologies of IoT, Analytics, AI/ML, AR/VR and Robotics for Digital Transformation. It is part of the Digital India Initiative to jumpstart and drive the emerging technologies ecosystem in India, by leveraging India's IT strengths and assist the country attain a leadership role in the convergent area of hardware and software.
The main objective of the CoE is to help Indian Deep-Tech Startups & Companies leverage cutting edge technologies to build market-ready products. Through the Startups Program, CoE aims to build industry capable talent in an entrepreneurial ecosystem by facilitating Incubation, Funding, Acceleration, Industry Connect and Mentoring.
NASSCOM CoE was setup in July 2016 as part of the Digital India initiative of MeitY, with the objective of aiding innovative start-ups in the emerging technologies. NASSCOM CoE-IoT has centers in Bengaluru, Gurugram and Gandhinagar.