The innovation and design centre will provide consultation support to entrepreneurs, MSME in the ESDM sector on various areas such as concept creation, product design, patent registration and harvesting, process design and development, lean manufacturing, cost engineering etc.
This facility will provide MSMEs and entrepreneurs with support to develop prototypes for their electronic items, test and calibrate them and also produce pilot orders using this facility before embarking upon the regular manufacturing.
One of the key bottle necks for any entrepreneur is finding support for setting up and running a manufacturing unit in the first 2-3 years of inception. The pressure of finding space to set up a manufacturing unit and obtaining all necessary registration and clearances itself is a big challenge for MSMEs. It has often been observed that entrepreneurs suffer due to complex processes for setting up of plants and non-transparent decision making by various agencies. In addition, it is also observed that MSMEs, in a race to survive, ignore focus on quality and EHS practices and this becomes a hurdle which precludes them from being part of global value-chains.
The Manufacturing Incubation Centre proposed at the Bengaluru TC will the basic shell infrastructure with area ranging from 200-400 square-feet and world class manufacturing plant and machinery on rental basis for a 2 years period. This MIC is expected to fuel the growth of enterprise which has successfully crossed the stage of pilot order and ready to execute larger orders.
The key services such as electronic design, electronic assembly, testing, calibration etc. required to manufacture electronic product remain the same across the various subsectors. Therefore, the greenfield TC in Bengaluru is proposed to provide services across the value chain for ESDM sector for all sub-sectors, with a key area for specialization such as Medical Electronics, Industrial Electronics, and Avionics, etc.