The Indian network of Technology Centers has been established for several decades, and service a range of industries, from specialist agri-processing, low-tech manufacturing (e.g. leather goods and footwear) through to automotive and high-tech aerospace engineering. They provide a mix of services, including mass short term training and more specialized longer term multi-year technical training, industrial services like processing or tool and die making, innovation services (e.g. design, incubation, intellectual property advice, incubation for entrepreneurs), testing and conformance, and some produce components for industry clients.


Technology Centers are not a magic bullet, they are not simple or cheap interventions, and they can go wrong. But as countries are looking for help with policies and interventions that position their industry to respond, the role of good Technology Centers in meeting these needs is potentially an important one.

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