DEFTRONICS 2016 – Developing a Framework for Self-Reliance and Global Relevance

Self-sufficiency in defence and aerospace production was a vision that the Indian leaders dreamt of many years ago. Unfortunately, it’s a quest that has taken a long time in becoming a reality. The ‘Make in India’ campaign of the government has several proposals to boost domestic manufacturing. However, whether it will succeed in the defence sector will be dependent upon the extent to which the...

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Aerospace Programmes and Opportunities for Electronics Industry

With India being looked upon as an emerging superpower, her military needs are getting more diverse. We’ve always had a strong defence and aerospace program, but that was mainly reliant on imports. When security is paramount, the importance of self-reliance and indigenous products cannot be emphasized enough. An event organized by the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) on ‘Aerospace...

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Vision Summit 2016 – Gearing Up for a Resurgent India

A brand new year has rolled in and it’s time once again for Vision Summit 2016, the flagship event organized by the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA). In its 11th year now, this summit brings together the movers and shakers who shape the ESDM ecosystem in India. ‘Make in India’ is happening, Right Here, Right Now We have been talking about “Make in India” for quite...

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Electronics Manufacturing – a core focus area for the Government of India

DEFTRONICS 2015 organized by India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) witnessed participation from distinguished government officials echoing high optimism on the future of electronics and defence manufacturing in the country. Shri R.S. Sharma, TRAI Chairman at DEFTRONICS 2015 Inaugurating the two-day industry summit, Sh. R.S. Sharma, TRAI Chairman and also the chief guest at the...

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DEFTRONICS 2015 – Aiming for India’s defence independence

IESA recently concluded its annual event DEFTRONICS 2015 dedicated to the aerospace and defence sector. This conference comes at a time when India is in the process transforming her aerospace and defence ecosystem through a host of constant policy changes and inclusive participation by the industry players. The two-day event witnessed participation from industry leaders and policy makers, which promised...

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IESA & TiE: Fostering the Indian IoT Ecosystem

Technology start-ups are proving to be the backbone of the ecosystem and are poised to play a key role in the economic growth of our country. The start-up scene in India has improved vastly in the past few years, thanks to several innovative entrepreneurs, the steady rise in accelerators and incubators, and (slowly but surely) increased interest from venture capitalists. However, we still have a long...

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The Future Ought to be ‘Smart’

How IoT will turn out to be the game-changer for you, me, and the nation at large CarIQ allows car drivers to make decisions based on real-time data that is captured from the car; Fin, a Bluetooth device from RHLvision, enables one to control any smart devices by moving the thumb over the other fingers; Ducere’s GPS-enabled smart sports shoe, LeChal, vibrates to give the wearer directions. The shoe...
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The Criticality of an Employable and Innovative Talent Base

Going by the current trends, by the year 2020, more than 65% of the Indian population will be in the working age group of 15 to 59. According to NASSCOM, of the 3 million graduates and postgraduates added to the Indian workforce, only 25% of technical graduates and 10-15% of other graduates are considered employable. As India looks forward to assuming a leading position in the global marketplace, it...

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Medical Electronics – The Fulcrum of the Indian Healthcare Transformation

India is a land of contrasts. On one hand, we have a large rural population without access to even basic healthcare and on the other, we have a rising middle class that is rapidly succumbing to lifestyle-related health issues. We are also witnessing a growth in medical tourism, owing to favourable cost of treatment, even as we adopt the latest advances in medical technology. The Indian healthcare...

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DEFTRONICS 2014 – Two Days of Inspiring Thought Leadership

The recently concluded DEFTRONICS 2014 saw a powerful line-up of industry experts, government officials, strategists, policy makers and business leaders discussing various defence related policies like the offset policy, procurement policy and FDI in defence, the licensing policy and foreign trade. A lot was discussed and debated. And while we work on a detailed synopsis of the event, here is a brief...

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