IESA and ESSCI get to­gether to launch IESA In­no­va­tion Ini­tia­tive

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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.

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