National Institute of Industrial Engineering ( NITIE ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC), an organisation established by EuroChambers, the Association of European Chambers of commerce and industry in India.
EBTC is hosting Europe India collaborations for technology frameworks and best practices as well as innovations to suit local needs in India through various projects and programs.
The MOU between NITIE and EBTC focuses on creating a body of knowledge and a multi-stakeholder ecosystem supporting collaborations leading to collaborative projects through the Europe India Transport Cluster.
The objective is to support ongoing development of transport and logistic systems in India focusing on co-creation of sustainable urban transport and mobility models and viable & resilient supply chains.
Prof Manoj Kumar Tiwari Director NITIE, briefly introduced about the institute strength and its strong industry connect that can contribute to this collaboration. Mr Atul Kulkarni, Member NITIE BOARD of Governors, shared the vision and the activities planned to be taken under the MOU. Mr Kulkarni has taken an active role in forging this alliance.
Subsequently Director, NITIE, introduced NITIE team comprising of Prof Vivekanand Khanapuri, Dean ( SRIC), Prof Vivek Khanzode, and Mr Basavraj Swamy, Registrar NITIE.
A proposal is being submitted to Ministry of commerce to set up a centre of excellence at NITIE. Going forward NITIE plans to explore the opportunities for setting up “Living Labs” and contribute towards the smart cities development and corresponding Eco-System.