Kolkata/IBNS: The Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at IIT Kharagpur is roping in MSMEs for collaborative R&D projects and consultancy to develop resources for Industry 4.0. In a recent initiative, the Centre, which is funded by the Department of Heavy Industry under the Union government’s Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, has signed an MoU with a Kolkata-based startup Hemraj Infocom to promote industrial consultancy and industrial research internship for students. Hemraj Infocom will be the first affiliate member in the industry consortium of the Centre, which is currently led by leading industries as Tata Motor, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Steel, Tata Sons, BHEL, and HEC. Prof. Surjya K Pal, who is heading the Centre said, “We are looking forward to more such startups joining the consortium whom we will offer mentorship in the area of Industry 4.0 applications. With Hemraj we will be mentoring them in the manufacturing applications in which our Centre has got a strong foothold. They will also have access to the facilities at our Centre both to the experts and infrastructure. We will also provide them with free training o...