IESA and ESSCI get together to launch IESA Innovation Initiative
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body, and the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI), have together rolled out the IESA Innovation Initiative (the ‘I3 Programme’), a hands-on electronics engineering pedagogy programme leveraging industry CSR initiatives and targeting 100,000 engineering students per year over five years.
This was done alongside TechTronics 2017 – an IESA event focused on emerging technologies, opportunities and innovation in the electronics industry.
IESA and ESSCI have also earlier put together a visionary, transformational education engine to enable the start-up and innovation ecosystem in the country. This initiative is implemented by IESA Talent CIG via the National ESDM Technology Research Academy (NETRA). The vision of NETRA and ESSCI is to transform engineering campuses into ESDM Product Innovation Centers (EPIC) through industry partnerships.
The programme has already been made operational on the ground, having been proven successful at KLE Tech University, Hubli (Karnataka) – where the ideation energy created by the hands-on teaching programme touches 400 students per semester.
“By the end of 2022, the I3 programme will cover over 100,000 students per annum, creating tremendous ideation energy with a far-reaching
impact in the electronics startup ecosystem,” said Ashwini K. Aggarwal, chairman, IESA.