An initiative of the Government of West Bengal, the Centre of Excellence in Industry 4.0 is being developed by Webel, Fujisoft Inc, and Vara Technology. The CoE brings together graduate students, professionals, start-ups, corporates, technology providers and government to radically transform skill development as well foster innovation. It is located in Rajarhat, Kolkata, India.
The CoE is being set up as a triangulation of leading industry organizations, academia and technology providers to :
The CoE will work closely with the government, which is supporting it with infrastructure and funding, to create a unique best-in-class facility. This is one of the first platforms in the Eastern part of India, which brings together the technologies that define the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The world around us is changing at an unprecedented pace. The digitization of manufacturing has brought about such a radical transformation in manufacturing that it classifies as a fourth Industrial Revolution- Industry 4.0. The fourth industrial revolution will take what was started in the Industry 3.0 with the adoption of computers and automation and enhance it with smart and autonomous systems fueled by data and machine learning.
The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity and access to knowledge, are unlimited. And these possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage and quantum computing" -Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.