Dr A P J Abdul Kalam gave CII a 3-point agenda to encourage
R&D, design and a strategic approach to new product
development at a meeting with R Seshasayee, president,
CII, and Lt Gen S S Mehta, director general of CII.
briefed the president Kalam on CII's four missions
'manufacturing 'innovation', 'knowledge and skills development',
'inclusiveness' and 'sustainability'. He added that
CII would focus on re-positioning India as a creative
and innovative product developer. This would be complemented
by the skills development mission that will leverage
e-learning and technology for developing marketable
Kalam appreciated that CII's targets oriented focus
and suggested a three point agenda for CII :
R&D: "Show Indian industry, the taste
of the fruits of R&D," he said and added
"disseminate concrete case studies from the recent
past, on a large scale to Indian industry."
a tribe of India designers: Design is crucial
for competitive new products and therefore, a "tribe"
of chief designers may be generated all over the country
in different fields and specially employed by industry,
the president suggested.
'design- develop- produce - market' approach
When Indian industry collaborates with a foreign companies,
instead of mere technology transfer or licensing,
adopt a policy of 'design- develop- produce - market'
approach for co-ownership on every item, the president
impressed upon his visitors.