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Make in India Week
Feb 22, 2016

A week-long (13-18 February) Make in India event was organized in Mumbai to create a buzz to boost manufacturing in India. The week showcased the potential of design, innovation and sustainability across India's manufacturing sectors in the coming decade. This was the biggest multi-sectoral event ever done across Asia. The event was not about manufacturing alone, but innovation and nurturing inventors. The event will create a favourable environment for investors from across the world.

  • Make in India Week witnessed a business commitment of Rs 15.20 lakh crore in investment.  

  • Make in India Week has successfully brought manufacturing, design and innovation to the centre-stage.

  • More than 8 lakh people visited the Make in India Expo and other events, of which 49,743 were registered delegates.   

  • 102 countries were represented in the mega expo.

  • A total of 150 events were organized under the Make in India Week banner while more than 25,000 people participated in  Seminars and Symposia, where over 1,200 experts from various walks of life from Ministers, Chief Ministers, policymakers, industrialists, academicians and spiritual gurus spoke on wide ranging issues concerning business and society.

  • The Make in India Expo was spread over 23 lakh sq. ft. area, housed under air-conditioned hangers in 27 halls.  

  • 215 exhibitors showcased their strengths and opportunities in 11 sectors covering aerospace & defence, automobiles, chemicals & petrochemicals, construction machinery, food processing, infrastructure, IT & electronics, industrial equipment & machinery, MSME, pharmaceuticals and textiles.

  • 17 Indian states and 3 countries–Germany, Sweden and Poland had their pavilions in the Make in India Centre.

  • Make in India Week also provided platform for nearly 8,200 Business-to-Business, Business-to-Government and Government-to-Government meetings.

  • One of the key focus areas of Make in India Week was Design, Innovation & Start Ups.

  • Other key initiatives of the Make in India Week included Industry-Academia Partnership, role of design in manufacturing, Make in India: Way Forward seminar with focus on domestic manufacturing, Digital India initiative, Smart Cities and Skill India programme.

  • Hackathon, organized by the consortium of IITs provided a platform for innovators, programmers and engineers. Two teams each providing innovative solutions in water, energy and transportation were awarded during the week.

  • The Make in India Week concluded with…

  • A commitment to achieve the vision of 25% contribution to GDP through manufacturing.

  • Striving to provide investment enabling environment to Foreign and Domestic investors.

  • Promoting quality jobs through development of innovation and design ecosystem.

  • Forging partnerships for manufacturing sector development for enabling ‘Champions of Manufacturing’.

  • Active cooperation with States for promoting manufacturing across all States in India and remotest part of the country.

  • Promoting Industry and Academia linkages for joint research and product development to drive frugal engineering.

  • Focus on spreading awareness about promoting manufacturing in under developed areas of the country.

Key Indian CEOs who were present included Ratan Tata, Cyrus Mistry, Mukesh Ambani, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Anand Mahindra, Gautam Adani, G.V. Sanjay Reddy (GVK), Ajay Piramal, Y.C. Deveshwar (ITC) among others.

Key foreign CEOs included  John Chambers of CISCO Systems,  Markus Wallenberg of SEB, (Sweden),  Doug DeVos of Amway, Hakan Bushke of SAAB, Sweden,  Edward Monser IV of Emerson, USA, Mats H Olsson of Ericsson and Karol Zarajczyk of Ursus, Poland.


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