The primary goal of the tech platform is to assist the auto industry by becoming self- sustaining with support in novelty and adoption of universal technological progress. The operations on the tech platform for the auto sector would comprise research and development, product technology development, technological innovations amidst others.
A technology portal for the automotive sector known as ASPIRE — Automotive Solutions Portal for Industry, Research and Education — has gone live in its initial stage, informed an official statement.
“The key objective of this portal is to facilitate the Indian Automotive Industry to become self-reliant by assisting in innovation and adoption of global technological advancements by bringing together the stakeholders from various associated avenues,” the Department of Heavy Industry told.
The operations would comprise research and development, product technology development, technological innovations, technical and quality problem resolution for the industry, along with manufacturing and process technology development.
This portal would even be used for hosting challenges for technological progress and conducting market research and technology surveys to recognize the latest trends in the Indian auto sector.
The portal was initially put up live in its primary stage on July 15. It is anticipated to be completely functional with hosting of splendid challenges and offering a detailed resource database and project supervision and implementation by September 15, 2020.
The Department of Heavy Industry has commenced on a charge to encourage innovation, R&D, along with product development in India for different sectors, the statement informed.
One step closer to the mission is the development of technology platform e-portals where such technology development, information exchange, and novelty can be made easier.
There are currently five portals being created for particular areas by various organizations — BHEL for power sector equipment, HMT for machine tools, CMFTI for manufacturing technology, and ICAT and ARAI for the automotive sector.
“The objective of these portals is to create an ecosystem that will bring solution seekers and problem solvers together. These include industry, academia, research institutes, start-ups, professionals and experts,” it informed.
The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) is creating the ASPIRE technology portal.
The e-portal will be a one-stop solution offering a technology portal which will assist in combining efforts of numerous stakeholders from the Indian auto sector, offering the necessary momentum for introducing the industry into the future with the joint efforts.
This comprises getting together the automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), tier 1, 2 and 3 companies, R&D bodies and academia on issues concerning technology progress.