Ministry of Textiles16-January, 2013 12:14 IST
Textiles Secretary to launch India’s First Technology Innovation Centre
To be the Chief Guest on the Second IAM Convocation

The Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) under the Education & Training Initiatives of Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) is going to set up India’s first ‘Technology Innovation Research Centre’ at the ATDC-Training of Trainers’ Academy, Gurgaon, in collaboration with JUKI India Pvt. Ltd. This Centre will demonstrate leading edge technologies and undertaking applied research. The ATDC-JUKI TECH Innovation Centre is an important initiative to strengthen the Apparel Industry, especially the SMEs, to adopt new technologies for increasing productivity, efficiency and quality for better price realisation and better global competitiveness.

The Centre will be launched by Textiles Secretary Smt. Kiran Dhingra, IAS tomorrow in the presence of Dr. A. Sakthivel, Chairman, AEPC, ATDC & IAM; Hari Kapoor, Vice-Chairman, ATDC; and a team from JUKI.

The ATDC-JUKI TECH Innovation Centre will be a platform where industry and academia can focus on showcasing and demonstrating leading edge technology and carrying out applied ‘Research’ which is a key word in SMART (Skills for Manufacturing of Apparel through Research and Training). Applied ‘Research’ combined with technology training can become a potent force to catalyse advancement of apparel production techniques and praxis, that would be relevant for India’s apparel manufacturing environment.

Smt. Dhingra will also be the Chief Guest and Convocation Speaker on the 2nd Convocation of Institute of Apparel Management at the Apparel House Auditorium tomorrow. The Institute of Apparel Management, which over the last three academic years has carved a niche as a premier fashion institute, is celebrating its 2nd Convocation. The Guests of Honour for the Convocation are Shri V. Srinivas, Joint Secretary (Exports), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and Shri Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India. The students’ innovative displays will be also available for viewing at Lynx-I & II during the day of the Convocation.

ATDC-JUKI is also organising a seminar on “Intelligent Sewing Systems” at the ATDC – JUKI Tech Innovation Centre on January 18, 2013. This seminar deals with contemporary production practices that would help you to enhance productivity.

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