India plans to set up infrastructure for hardware companies
“3D Printing, AI, Robotics are the Future”, Now India is in the top Race. As India’s plans to line up a common infrastructure for hardware companies, like design and fabrication facilities, will help more startups and merchandise firms build and take products faster to plug.
“The industry needs a push from the govt to expedite work on such clusters, for example, there’s enough push from the govt for incubation of 3D printing entrepreneurs, and Entrepreneurs are usually hesitant to undertake out (work on hardware manufacturing or fabrication) on a really expensive budget. But, with such an infrastructure, it’ll definitely encourage more experimentation…,” said Rajesh Iyengar, founder, and CEO of Lincode Labs.
The government also proposed that fabrication and validation of proofs of concept, further scaling up technology clusters, harboring such testbeds and smallscale manufacturing facilities would be established. As the Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced within the budget that “Knowledge Translation Clusters” would be found out across different technology sectors, including new and emerging areas.
Apart from facilitating technology clusters, the govt is probably going to specialize in training and skilling professionals in various emerging technology areas and could create fresh job opportunities, as job growth within the IT services sector turns stagnant.
“A government proposal changes sentiment. We are so hooked into IT services. If we catch up at the proper moment for emerging technologies, technology like robotics can turn India into a developed country…,” said Sneha Priya, co-founder of Chennai-based SP Robotics, which runs a Makers Lab to spice up innovation within the fields of robotics and Internet of Things.
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