IPAMA signs MoU with NASSCOM CoE-IoT & AI for technology upgradation

Helping Indian manufacturers implement IoT and AI

L to R: Sudhanshu Mittal of NASSCOM and Prashant Vats of IPAMA

Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers (IPAMA) and National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) Center of Excellence – IOT & AI have signed an MoU regarding technological upgradation in the printing and packaging machine manufacturing industry.

The MoU was signed by Iqbal Singh, general secretary, IPAMA and Sudhanshu Mittal, head – Gurugram center & director – technical solutions, NASSCOM Center of Excellence – IOT & AI at Noida. 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.

Center of Excellence is a nationwide program to develop culture of thought leadership, digital transformation and co-creation in Industry 4.0, automotive, healthcare, agriculture, energy, and other industry verticals. Center of Excellence (CoE) is also engaged in facilitating technology adoption by the industry.

“This agreement will strengthen the Indian printing and packaging machine manufacturers in upgrading their machines. In India, the 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,” Dayaker Reddy, president, IPAMA stated.  “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 the production, make economical etc. We are encouraging the companies for adoption of new technologies in the printing and packaging sector”.

Mittal stated that NASSCOM is committed to helping 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.

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 include –

·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.

This article has been corrected on 22 July 2020 for clarity

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