Tata Technologies Ltd. announced that it has partnered with Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, a leading Indian educational organization, and Science and Technology Park, Pune, one of the Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park in Pune, for setting up Centers of Invention, Innovation and Incubation (CIIIs) in Maharashtra. The first CIII in Satara was inaugurated today in the honorable presence of Sharad Pawar, President of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
In the coming months, three more CIIIs will be set up in Mumbai, Pune and Ahmednagar. The key objectives of establishing these CIIIs are to provide high-end industrial training to graduates for better employability and support innovators & potential young entrepreneurs by providing technical training, access to advanced technologies & co-working spaces, mentoring and private funding. The CIIIs will comprise a Technology R&D center, Advanced Manufacturing center, Exploration R&D center and enable innovators to build a complete product from ideation to a ‘Virtual Build’ or ‘Real Build’ working prototype.
Talking about this association, Mr. Anand Bhade, President APAC, Global Marketing & Communications – Tata Technologies, said, “We are delighted to partner with Rayat Shikshan Sanstha and Science and Technology Park, Pune in setting up state-of-the-art centers to empower technopreneurs. Our automotive engineering experts are collaborating with CIII management to provide real-time industry insights to students/innovators and help them create world-class products. They will also mentor promising innovators and guide them from ideation to fruition of the final product.”
“We are committed to promoting technology startups among the innovators in the manufacturing industry and Tata Technologies is perfectly aligned with our goal. The setting-up of the CIIIs will help upskill students/innovators to match with industry standards, create employability for young graduates and availability of skilled resources for the region”, said Dr. Anil Patil, Chairman, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha.
“The CIII would be a good role model for other educational institutions to follow where corporates like Tata Technologies and leading institutions like Rayat Shikshan Sanstha and Science and Technology Park will partner for a social cause. In addition to imparting high-end skills and increasing employability of students, this initiative will nurture innovators and support startups in engineering domain”, said Dr. Rajendra Jagdale, Director General & CEO, Science and Technology Park.