Global Business Innovation Programme with Pune and Bengaluru, India: Advanced Manufacturing - Application Deadline 16 June 2022


Fully funded Global Business Innovation Programme with India, in Advanced Manufacturing

The pandemic has played a big part in accelerating digital adoption for businesses in India. This rapid change, combined with the Indian Government’s ambition to make India a global manufacturing hub, presents major opportunities in the digital manufacturing space. The sector ecosystem is also supported by programmes and schemes such as Make in India, Digital India and Startup India.

This initiative is relevant for businesses in the advanced manufacturing sector, focused on delivering digital manufacturing solutions, such as:

  • Digital design for sustainable product development
  • Industrial digital technologies for process efficiency and productivity optimisation
  • Predictive maintenance (PdM), condition monitoring, inspection, and testing
  • Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and data technologies
  • Robotics and automation
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and connected factories
  • Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)

The programme will include a visit to Pune (the manufacturing, industrial and educational hub of India and 2nd largest city in Maharashtra), and Bengaluru (innovation and startup hub and capital of Karnataka). Both cities have well-developed innovation communities and ecosystems for digital manufacturing:

  • Pune counts four universities, 200 colleges and several Industrial parks such as Hinjewadi IT park and IndoSpace
  • Bengaluru is home to some of the largest heavy engineering industries backed-up with a strong IT, R&D and startup ecosystem.

These areas of interest identified reflect the opportunities for participation and joint working relationships between the UK and India, and support the wider work in both cities by other parts of the UK government innovation ecosystem.

Application deadline - 16 June 2022 – 3.00pm.

In country visit - September 2022.

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