Why this program

To solve the real world challenges in manufacturing sector using emerging technologies based innovations, which are going to be the mandatory part of future manufacturing.

In the current market scenario, where quick implementations of innovative solutions has become the need, the collaborative models are going to be the new trend in Industries. The enterprises need to adopt such ready-made platforms to speed-up their transformation journey by executing the POCs in a faster and low risk manner.


does not take place in Isolation



take place at Intersection of Diverse eco-system

With the key objective of leveraging the adoption of advance technologies in manufacturing sector of our country, such initiatives are planned to build collective capabilities between large enterprises and entrepreneurs
Key benefits

For Enterprises:

  • Leverage NASSCOM platform to kick-start Digital Transformation journey
  • Access to new and disruptive technologies through Start-Ups
  • Accelerate solution development for complex industry challenges

For Innovators:

Winners (each usecase)

  • An opportunity to work on real-time solutions for large manufacturing companies
  • 1 year membership to NASSCOM CoE Startup Accelerator Program

* NASSCOM will connect winner with Industry. The decision of paid POC to be taken by Company.

Challenge areas (Manufacturing)
  • Worker Safety

  • Manufacturing

  • Market/Customer

The usecases
Program Structure
  • step

    Registration with company profile

  • step

    Induction session from Industry on usecases

  • step

    Review session with Mentor Panel

  • step

    Submission of detailed proposal

  • step

    Final evaluation by Jury panel and Award Ceremony

Important Dates

  • Launch of MIC 2020 15th July
  • Last date for Registration 2nd Aug
  • Screening 1 (relevance to usecase) 31st July/3rd Aug
  • Induction session on usecases 4th Aug
  • Review session with the mentor panel 10th Aug
  • Screening 2 (Technical evaluation) 12th Aug
  • Presentation and evaluation by Jury 17th Aug
  • Award ceremony 21st Aug

Saurabh Gaur

Joint Secretery,

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India

Sachin Gusia

IRS. Managing Director,

Gujarat Informatics Limited, Department of Science & Technology, Govt of Gujarat

Amit Saluja

Sr Director & Head of Manufacturing Vertical


Naveen Sharma

Sr. Vice President (Works),

JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd.

Jitendra Bakliwal

Digital Transformation Lead, Product Supply APAC,

Bayer CropScience

K R Venkatadri

Chief Innovation & Digital Officer,

Tata Chemicals Ltd.

Amita Mirajkar

Co-founder and CEO,

Clairvoyant India Pvt. Ltd

Digvijay Singh

Chief Operating Officer,

Indian Angel Network

R A Venkitachalam

Advisor - Industry Relations,

IIT Gandhinagar

Naveen Pilania

Operational Excellence Lead,

Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.

Rajib Das Sharma

Enterprise Architecture Leader – Digital Transformation,

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Atul Govil

Chief Transformation Officer & Head - Technology,

India Glycols Ltd.

Geeta Gurnani

Director, ISV and Next Generation Partnerships,



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