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Special greetings on this Leap Day!

Every ELCIA member must be closely watching the budget announcements today!

Many suggestions and requests have been made. ELCINA, the industry association has asked for policy with a bottom-up approach to ensure investments in the value chain are strengthened and MSMEs supported with inputs for manufacturing available at globally competitive rates. The IT ministry has suggested removal of duties on inputs used by export-oriented units.

At ELCIA, we hope there is enough attention paid, and budget allocated for implementation of the policy too.

Do share your thoughts and feedback on the budget that we can post on the ELCIA website and social media.

- ELCIA Newsletter Team

Co-innovation, Collaboration Opportunities within ELCIA
A team from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, led by Prof Stanley Nollen is working on a project to optimize ELCIA’s internal efficiencies to create an environment that promotes collaboration and optimization that is attractive to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

As synergies are found among members, they will provide opportunities for alliances/partnerships/joint ventures that can increase their efficiencies and profitability. This will give ELCIA a competitive advantage. The team will submit the final report in March 2016.
Choose a Smarter, Greener way to commute
Daily commute becoming a hassle?

Choose a Smarter, Greener way to commute. PoolCircle is the new carpool partner of ELCIA, an app-based carpool network offering a secure private Carpool platform exclusively for ELCIA Members.

Only employees of ELCIA Members can join the ELCIA Carpool Group on PoolCircle mobile apps. Verification is done by requiring the users to enter and confirm their corporate email address.

Joining the ELCIA Carpool Group is easy
1. Register with your mobile number on the FREE PoolCircle mobile app
2. Enter the Community Code ELCIA in the Profile page (will require verification)
3. Carpool with other verified ELCIA Members

Happy Carpooling!
Industry News
Desi GPS
During the 1999 Kargil War, India realised the need for GPS data in the region. The information at that time was owned by the US Air Force, which underlined the importance of developing an indigenous navigation system. Nicknamed desi-GPS, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) will soon replace GPS, which is directly under the control of the US Air Force. Find out about the history of this mission and the need for an indigenous navigation system.
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India sees $16.8-bn electronic manufacturing proposals
The Union Government has received 156 proposals with investment commitment of $16.8 bn in the last 20 months, says India Electronics & Semiconductor Association.

India‬ has witnessed a six-fold jump in proposed investments in local electronic manufacturing to Rs 1.14 lakh crore ($16.8 billion) as global firms such as Samsung Mobile, LG Electronics and Foxconn set up factories in the country, among the world’s largest markets for ‪smartphones‬ and set top boxes.

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48% of MNC R&D talent is in ‪Bengaluru‬
Bengaluru remains home to the highest number of multinational R&D centres and talent pool in India. New entrants last year included Twitter.

It is estimated that the numbers will rise significantly over the coming years as disruptive new technologies make it imperative for MNCs to use India's huge engineering talent pool.As much as 48%, or 155,000, of the MNC R&D workforce of 323,000 in India is in Bengaluru, as per a study by research firm Zinnov Consulting for 2015. Pune follows with 40,300, a quarter of that in Bengaluru; NCR is third with 31,000.

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Govt to set up Rs 10,000 crore fund to boost electronic manufacturing
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has announced the funds at Make In India conference. It is also to be noted that electronic imports contracted 2.2% to $3.2 billion, while electronic exports rose 7.8% to $0.5 billion.
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Bangalore INDIA NANO is back!
After 7 successful editions, India Nano is back with the focal theme “Nano Horizons”. It is scheduled for March 3rd – 4th, with Tutorials on 5th March, 2016 at The Lalit Ashok Bangalore.
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