IPAMA and NASSCOM sign agreement for technology upgrades

Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers (IPAMA) and National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) have signed an MoU for technology upgrades. The agreement was signed between Iqbal Singh, General Secretary, IPAMA and Sudhanshu Mittal, Head – Gurugram Center & Director – Technical Solutions, NASSCOM Center of Excellence – IOT & AI.

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IPAMA is an association registered under the Societies Act, 1860, having its head office at Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The association has been assisting its member companies to upgraded and adopt latest technologies in printing and packaging manufacturing segments. Meanwhile, NASSCOM Center of Excellence – IoT & AI is part of the Digital India Initiative by Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), in partnership with the State Governments and NASSCOM.

It is a nationwide programme to develop culture of thought leadership, digital transformation and co-creation in Industry 4.0, Automotive, Healthcare, Agriculture, Energy, and other industry verticals. CoE is also engaged in facilitating technology adoption by the industry, by bringing the latest and deep technological innovations for start-ups and technology companies and to help grow and scale their business interests.

It also provides largest innovation platform for enterprises, governments and innovators in emerging technologies of AI, ML, IoT, Big Data, Analytics, AR/VR and Robotics for Digital Transformation. NASSCOM aims to be the primary catalyst for development and adoption of innovative digital solutions in different domains.

On the eve of signing of the agreement, Dayaker Reddy, President, IPAMA stated that the agreement will strengthen the Indian printing and packaging machine manufacturers in upgrading their machines. In India, the emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and advance printing and packaging are user friendly for end customers and ensuring widespread use in different sectors of the industry.

Dayaker added, “The situation will change more in the coming years as more and more companies will come forward to make investments in automation of machines for quality enhancement, increase in production, making everything economical, etc. We are encouraging them for adoption of new technologies in the printing and packaging sector.”

Sudhanshu Mittal mentioned that NASSCOM Center of Excellence is committed to helping Indian manufacturing sector with digital technology adoption to improve their quality, productivity, worker safety and any other area where they need help. “Indian eco-system has variety of solutions available to meet the requirements of manufacturing companies,” he added.

He continued, “Through this partnership between IPAMA and NASSCOM, we expect that IPAMA members will be able to leverage the expertise offered to adopt the digital technology in their operations and start their Industry 4.0 journey.”

The objective of the MoU is to impart training to IPAMA Members in the emerging areas of IT-based technology and help them with digital technology adoption in their operations. The scope of work incorporated in the agreement reads as under.

  • Latest innovations & solutions: Enabling access for the Members of IPAMA to the latest innovative products and solutions from the startups incubated by NASSCOM CoE and from the extended startup eco-system.
  • Engagement programme: A deep-dive engagement programme of NASSCOM CoE to fast track discovery and application of innovative solutions sourced from its network of deep-tech curated startups/innovators, system integrators and technology companies.
  • Joint events & workshops: To organise joint events and workshops to build awareness about the implementation of technology in printing and packaging machine manufacturing segments.
  • Adoption of deep tech: To make members aware of existing and new use-cases as they get created to drive adoption of deep-tech within the industry eco-system.

NASSCOM Center of Excellence is the largest collaborative innovation platform in the emerging technologies of IoT, Analytics, AI/ML, AR/VR and Robotics for Digital Transformation. It is part of the Digital India Initiative to jumpstart and drive the emerging technologies eco-system in India, by leveraging India’s IT strengths and assist the country attain a leadership role in the convergent area of hardware and software.

The main objective of the CoE is to help Indian Deep-Tech Startups & Companies leverage cutting edge technologies to build market-ready products. Through the Startups Program, CoE aims to build industry capable talent in an entrepreneurial ecosystem by facilitating Incubation, Funding, Acceleration, Industry Connect and Mentoring. NASSCOM CoE-IoT has centers in Bengaluru, Gurugram and Gandhinagar.