The Government has set a growth target for the manufacturing sector from 16% of GDP to reach 25% of GDP by 2025. The National Manufacturing Policy and the emphasis on “Make in India” is a powerful strategy for economic development. In accordance with this objective, DST has initiated this program for developing Advanced Manufacturing Technologies in October 2015, and a high level Expert Advisory Committee (EAC-AMT) was set up, chaired by Prof. Rudra Pratap, Center for Nano Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
is committed to be a vibrant forum for all automation companies in India spreading knowledge and creating awareness levels that make a vital difference to the global competitiveness of Indian industry IITD and AIA propose to set up a fully integrated Smart Manufacturing and Learning Facility for discrete and hybrid manufacturing segments such as Automotive, Consumer Durables and Processed Foods, etc. These segments are fast growing and compete with global brands on Innovation, Quality and Customer loyalty. A demo cum experience facility in North India, supported by extensive skill building, MSME consultancy, multi-academia partnerships and research, will give a huge fillip to the competitiveness of Indian Manufacturing. The project will imbibe technologies from Europe, Japan, USA and India. The Government of India approved Common Engineering Facility Centre (CEFC) to be set up jointly by IIT Delhi and Automation Industry Association (AIA) to establish a Cyber Physical Lab for Smart Manufacturing Research at IIT-Delhi, Hauz Khas campus and a full fledged Cyber Physical Factory at IIT-D Sonepat Campus. CEFC will extend following services to promote innovation and adoption of Industry 4.0 solutions in order to make Indian industries more globally competitive in Capital Goods Sector:
Industry 4.0 will happen on a global scale taking the automation of the manufacturing process to a new level by linking the cyber & physical, incorporating AI and enabling customized and flexible mass production technologies. It aims at minimizing wasteful processes and actions, optimizing the use of energy and other inputs.
Five thrust areas were selected for developing novel manufacturing technologies: Nano materials & surfaces, Robotics & automation Precision manufacturing, Manufacturing process of Pharmaceuticals & Bio manufacturing Advanced forming & near net shaped processing. Encourage R&D labs to move some of their activities from “discovery research” towards “industrially relevant R&D”. Encourage inter-disciplinary, multi-institutional research programs for innovation.