20 February 2019, India:
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), successfully concluded its flagship event – the Vision Summit 2019. During the summit, IESA signed an MoU with MeitY to focus on strengthening the start-up ecosystem. As a part of this engagement, IESA will be the industry partner for the Ministry’s start up focused activities.
IESA exchanged a Letter of Intent with STPI to be the industry partner for the hardware focused CoEs across India. As part of this partnership, a digital online platform – E-Playground – will be introduced to connect all stakeholders of the start-up ecosystem.
STPI will launch over twenty software and hardware focused Centres of Excellence (CoE) across India. The aim of these CoEs will be to spur exchange of ideas, promote knowledge sharing, and support entrepreneurs with market access, technology and mentorship, the company said in a statement.
“The difference between consumption and production of electronics in India is going to create USD 300 billion import burden for our country. Our aim is to reduce this gap by at least USD 100 billion through Intelligent Electronics initiatives, design-led manufacturing and skill building. The mega trends of Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, 5G, AI & ML, Healthcare and Wellness are providing opportunities for large number of start-ups from India to work towards bridging this gap as well as cater to the world need,” said Rajesh Ram Mishra, President, IESA.
Dr Satya Gupta, IESA, Executive Council & CEO SenZopt, said “India has had a very good success in the tech services industry for last 2 decades. We have the right talent and leadership to embark on the entrepreneurship journey. Govt and IESA should work together to enable these innovators to develop end-to-end solutions for India and global market place. Vision Summit is the key platform to have discussions and deliberations to build a vibrant ESDM solutions eco-system in the country.”
“IESA continuously works to bring all relevant stakeholders on a common platform to deliberate on how we can create a strong ESDM ecosystem in the country. Our aim is to put in place the right policies and infrastructure, encourage start-ups and entrepreneurs by providing support, and work with the industry to provide the right mentorship and guidance for the growth of this industry. With India being the bright spot on the global business map, we believe that now is the right time to drive innovation and disruption in this industry. This year, Vision Summit is pushing the boundaries of creating solutions to make India a global design-led manufacturing hub,” said Anil Kumar Muniswamy, Chairman, IESA and Managing Director, SLN Technologies.
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