Pune: To meet the growing industry needs, the Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS), Pune, has set up a Center of Excellence for Disruptive Innovation and Industry 4.0 lab, ‘SUMAN’ (Sustainable Universal Manufacturing Augmented Node). The Centre was inaugurated recently by Suman Kirloskar and Atul Kirloskar, President of Governing Council KIAMS.
The Industry 4.0 lab is established in association with C4i4 lab (Centre for Industry 4.0), which is one of the four centres set up by Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India, to help Indian industry be better prepared for the technology revolution. The lab will be engaged in promoting industry 4.0 and will be providing training programmes and consulting in areas of technology disruption, data analytics and digital transformation. The lab will give opportunity for students and faculty to work on live industrial projects in areas of disruptive innovation.
Dignitaries including, Director, KIAMS, LK Tripathy, Programme Director, Business Analytics and Corporate Relations, KIAMS, Pankaj Roy Gupta, Director, Samarth Udyog Technology Forum, Dattatraya Navalgundkar, COO, Kloudq Technologies Aditya Paranjpe and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Atul Kirloskar said, “With establishment of the lab, students and industry will be able to come together to understand the practical implementation of Industry 4.0. The lab will provide much needed assistance to industry in training professionals to incorporate technology driven manufacturing.”
Dattatraya Navalgundkar said, “The lab will also facilitate students and provide analytic tools for them to learn. Also, the industry professionals will be able to interact with students and offer ideas for projects.”