Smart Ply, a device developed by DST- Amrita Technology Enabling Centre for monitoring the quality of plywood during manufacturing, has been introduced in the market. Union Minister of State for MSME, Shri Bhanupratap Singh Varma, launched Smart Ply during the National Vendor Development Program 2022, Gokulam Park Hotel & Convention Center Kochi, on 17th & 18th Novemeber,2022 in the presence of Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Head of Technology Enabling Centre (TEC), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Thiru Prakash GS IEDS, Joint Director and Head of Office MSME Development & Facilitation Office, CK Abdul Maheed, Managing Partner Seepisons Plyboard and Managing Director Perumbavoor Plywood Manufacturers Consortium Pvt Ltd Angamaly and Dr.Shiju Sathyadev, MD Tranquility IoT and Bigdata Solution, Associate Professor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham graced the occasion. The event was organized by the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). The DST-Amrita Technology Enabling Centre and the centre’s start-up company Tranquillity IoT and Big Data Solutions collaborated to create Smart Ply, which checks the plywood quality during each manufacturing stage. The device was introduced to the market after successfully completing trials and tests at plywood manufacturing facilities.
Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organized its flagship international machine tool and manufacturing technology exhibition ‘IMTEX 2023 & Tooltech 2023’ along with Digital Manufacturing at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bangalore from 19th to 25th January 2023. Amrita TEC exhibited its Cost Effective Universal Form Tester (Universal Measuring Machine) and won the consolation prize for outstanding research work carried out to develop and commercialise the machine. A monetary prize of Rs5000/- was also awarded. The machine was developed by Dr.Ganesh Udupa and Mr.K.N.Surrendran in partnership with Holmarc Opto-Mechnatronics Ltd, Kochi. The technology transfer and commercialisation was done by Amrita TEC.
DST-Amrita Technology Enabling Center (TEC), headed by Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dean, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, organized a Technology Enablement Meet & Exhibition at the premises of its academic partner, KPRInstitute of Engineering & Technology (KPRIET), Coimbatore on 11th March 2023. With the focal theme of Technology for Societal Empowerment, this meet was organized in association with the Technology, Security & Transparency (TST) Working Group of Civil20 (C20) official engagement group of G20. 30 innovations with a societal & humanitarian focus from DST-Amrita TEC's academic partners and student startups were showcased at the exhibition. Mr. K.K. Pillai, Authority Member, Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, inaugurated the meet & exhibition, and Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean-Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham along with Mr. Divyanshu Verma, CEO, Redinent Innovations distributed prizes & awards to the top 10 innovations of the meet. These innovators will be mentored for technology enablement and pre-incubation support by DST-Amrita TEC. All projects on display were evaluated by a jury and presented with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) certificate by DST-Amrita TEC. Dr. Akila M., Principal, KPR Institute; Dr. Prashant R. Nair, DST-Amrita TEC fellow; Dr. Ravi Kumar K. and Prof. Navaneethakrishnan Ramanathan, heads of centers for Innovation & Entrepreneurship @ KPR, also addressed the participants. Jury members included Dr. Vinodh Kumar, GM, CODISSIA Defense Innovation Hub & Mr. Sriram TRN, Director, Everstage Technologies, along with DST-Amrita TEC team members, Mr. K.N. Surendran, Mr. Mahesh Mohan, Mr. Venkatesh R., and Mr. Rathina Balaji.
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