TECH-SOP 2019 initiative of MSME Ministry in New Delhi. Photo: PIB
With a view to enhance awareness among Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) about the latest tech innovations available, and sensitize them on the role of technology in creating competitiveness and opportunities, India’s Ministry of MSME organized a program on Technology Support and Outreach (TECH-SOP 2019) on February 28 in New Delhi.
Various research and development institutions in the country have developed technologies which are relevant for MSMEs for sustainable growth and is available to MSMEs in a cost effective manner.
Speaking on the occasion, Development Commissioner MSME, Ram Mohan Mishra, said TECH – SOP 2019 is an initiative to bridge the gap between the technological innovations and MSMEs so that they can harness the technologies and grow in the global value chain.
He also emphasized on the need of adopting green technology for a sustainable development and said knowledge and usage of technologies should reach all MSMEs. Development Commissioner said frugal innovations foster profitable enterprises and encourage reach of technology among the masses.
During the program senior officials of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, (ICAR), Institute for Design of Electrical Measuring Instruments (IDEMI, Mumbai) and IIT, Delhi also spoke on the issues of technology transfer and innovations for the benefit of MSMEs.
‘India Green Tech Open Challenge’ was also launched which aims to encourage MSMEs to adopt sustainable and green technologies.