• The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) is developing a technology platform for the Indian Automotive Industry.
  • The objective behind this is to build a strong and self-reliant automotive industry in line with the vision of Make in India and Atma-Nirbhar vision of Government of India.
  • e-portal named ASPIRE (Automotive Solutions Portal for Industry, Research and Education) will be launched in different Phases.
  • Phase I of the portal has been launched on 15 July 2020 and includes connecting the users and experts on the portal for functionality assessment.
  • Phase II of the portal which is expected to be launched by August 15, 2020, will include the posting of domain-specific challenges, team formation, and finalizing the milestones for the execution of projects for the said challenges and industry problems.
  • The final phase of the portal is expected by 15 September 2020, with hosting of the Grand challenges and providing an elaborated resource database and project monitoring and execution.

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