COSIA to support innovation promotion in GIZ

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Nov 2018 09:26:26


 

Business Bureau,


The main objective of project is to improve the new technologies adaptation in SMEs and enhance the industry Academia connect in India

GIZ is the German Technical Cooperation, an agency of Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany. GIZ India is implementing ‘Innovation Promotion in SMEs’ project in association with Indian National Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.  The main objective of project is to improve the new technologies adaptation in SMEs and enhance the industry Academia connect in India.


The project focuses on developing the capacities of MSME, strengthen their employee capabilities through training, exposure, networking and exchange programme etc in order to establish innovation skills, leading to their enhanced innovation capacity.


Since last two years, MSME INNO Project has been able to achieve some success in terms of bringing industries and academia together. Tasvyar Ali is the in-charge of Maharashtra Region and is based at Aurangabad operating through Indo German Tool Room at Aurangabad.
So far 212 industrial projects have been undertaken, involving 607 students and 156 faculties from different colleges in and around Aurangabad region to magnify the impart of this project towards developments of the SME sector. In Vidarbha, Dr Yogita Kasture is representing German Technical Cooperationand co-ordinating this project.


Dr Kasture was earlier CEO incharge of Centre for Innovation VNIT. In the past, Tasvyur Ali had convened a meeting at Indo-German Tool Room Nagpur to magnify the impact this project towards development of the SMEs in this region.


This meeting was attended by representatives of various cluster groups like foundry, electronic items and engineering industries on one part and CEOs various technical and management institutes.


Mayank Shukla, Chairman of Chamber of Small Industries Associations (COSIA) Vidarbha Chapter took active participation and assured German Technical Cooperation representatives to carry the work of this project further in this region. Accordingly Dr Kasture and Shukla has sent an introductory letter to various MSMEs in this region.