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CIRCOT & Fibre2fashion to host Business Development Programme on Cotton Technology
Dec '10
The Zonal Technology Management and Business Planning & Development unit of the Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT), Mumbai in association with Fiber2Fashion, the global B2B portal for the textile, apparel and fashion industry is organizing a 'Business Development Programme for Cotton Technologies' at the Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA), Vastrapur, Ahmedabad on January 7, 2010 at 10 AM.

The objective behind hosting the meet is to showcase the latest cotton technologies. This business development programme intends to bring cotton industry and scientists from The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to discuss about the opportunities on setting up of knowledge based enterprises using agri-technologies.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research under National Agricultural Innovation Project scheme has started the “Zonal Technology Management and Business Planning & Development” unit at CIRCOT, Mumbai in the year 2008. Role of Business Planning and Development unit (BPD) is considered as an effective tool for fostering the growth of sustainable technology-based business endeavour and this facility is expected to provide a wide range of services ranging from incubation and research support to business planning and business services such as office space, access to information and communication technologies, advice on management, marketing, technical, legal, IPR and financial issues.

The BPD Units are also expected to promote entrepreneurial attitude and raise awareness about the technology driven business opportunities that the entrepreneurship can bring into the local business environment. Currently BPD has 40 registered members who have shown interest in availing CIRCOT technologies. The profile of the members ranges from seed processing to garment manufacturing. These members are updated constantly about technologies of their interest and meetings were arranged for their interaction with the scientists. BPD is providing various business incubation services like interaction with scientists and business support services to these registered members.

BPD–CIRCOT has commercialized two technologies namely GINERP Software and Automatic Grooving machine. GinERP software was developed through Public-Private partnership mode. This technology is a special ERP management system for the Cotton Ginning and Pressing Industry and it brings enormous efficiency and value addition to the customers in the face of stringent guidelines of the Govt. of India. The software also helps in removing the voluminous and redundant book keeping.

Automatic Grooving machine, a CIRCOT technology helps in cutting the grooves automatically from one end of the roller to the other end. It works on 0.5 to 1Hp motor and reduces the manpower and increase the efficiency of the ginning process. As it is an automatic process the manual errors are eliminated.

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