IIT Delhi being pioneer institute of technology has a vision to contribute to India and the World through excellence in scientific and technical education and research; to serve as a valuable resource for industry and society; and remain a source of pride for all Indians.

Automation Industry Association (AIA) is committed to be a vibrant forum for all automation companies in India spreading knowledge and creating awareness levels that make a vital difference to the global competitiveness of Indian industry

IITD and AIA propose to set up a fully integrated Smart Manufacturing and Learning Facility for discrete and hybrid manufacturing segments such as Automotive, Consumer Durables and Processed Foods, etc. These segments are fast growing and compete with global brands on Innovation, Quality and Customer loyalty. A demo cum experience facility in North India, supported by extensive skill building, MSME consultancy, multi-academia partnerships and research, will give a huge fillip to the competitiveness of Indian Manufacturing. The project will imbibe technologies from Europe, Japan, USA and India.

The Government of India approved Common Engineering Facility Centre (CEFC) to be set up jointly by IIT Delhi and Automation Industry Association (AIA) to establish a Cyber Physical Lab for Smart Manufacturing Research at IIT-Delhi, Hauz Khas campus and a full fledged Cyber Physical Factory at IIT-D Sonepat Campus.

CEFC will extend following services to promote innovation and adoption of Industry 4.0 solutions in order to make Indian industries more globally competitive in Capital Goods Sector:

  1. Awareness Building,
  2. Prototyping, Simulation and Testing Services,
  3. Consulting Services,
  4. Site Integration Services,
  5. Education and Training,
  6. Skills Certification,
  7. Job work,
  8. Research  

 The infrastructure facilities of the CEFC will be known as a SAMRTH (Smart Advanced Manufacturing and Rapid Transformation Hubs) Udyog