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Invest Karnataka meet will be held during 3rd-5th February 2016. It aims to create a platform connecting industrialists/CEOs, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, researchers, policy makers, trade associations etc for knowledge sharing, business networking and investment promotion. Members can register at

ELCIA is coordinating with the Industries Department to support members, so if you are looking to invest or expand, please get in touch with us - mail

ELCIA MSME Cluster Tender

ELCIA Cluster is setting up a Common Facility Centre (CFC) for the benefit of MSME’s along with GoI and GoK assistance under MSE-CDP in PPP mode. We have  invited tenders from eligible manufacturers or suppliers for the supply and installation of various machineries for the CFC. The last date for receipt of tender had been revised to 26th Jan 2016.

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Kite Festival 2016

This year the Kite Festival was celebrated with a theme “A kite raises against, not with the wind”. The festival was organised by ELCIA Trust on 13th Jan 2016. Around 250 students from Konappana Agrahara and Anantnagar School participated in the festival and had a gala time by making their own kites and flying them.

Also, present at the event were ELCIA Trust Chairman – Ms. Aruna C Newton, CEO- Ms. NS Rama, and Trustee – Ms. Shalini Murthy and Mr. Lokesh. They joined the celebration with the students and relived their childhood memories.

It was a sight to behold, with colourful kites in the blue sky and kids having the time of their life. An eagle-shaped kite flew very high and real-life eagles in the sky pounced on that kite giving no chance for any kite to fly that high!

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Eye checkup camp at ELCIA

A free eye checkup camp was conducted on 12th Jan 2016 by ELCIA Trust for the benefit of ELCITA housekeeping staff, security personnel, Solid Waste Management staff and working professionals from ELCIA member industries.

Around 242 people got their eye checked free of cost. The camp was conducted in association with Optic Range.

The employees were advised based on the diagnosis and ELCIA Trust agreed to sponsor 50% of spectacle cost prescribed for the housekeeping and security staff of ELCITA.

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ELCIA launches a smarter way to commute

ELCIA is happy to partner with PoolCircle, an app-based carpool network. to promote 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

Analysis of Start-up India
At the Start-up launch event on January 16th, the Prime Minister announced a slew of measures including a Rs.10,000-crore fund to be deployed over the next four years, exemptions from capital gains tax on investments, favourable labour policies, faster and cheaper patent applications and easy registration for new firms. Is that enough fuel to go the distance, explores this analysis.
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NITI Aayog to draft Electronics Product policy
NITI Aayog, government's premier think tank, will soon come out with an electronics product policy that would focus on ways and incentives to manufacturers to produce in India, much in sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India initiative. This would also help significantly reduce India's electronic imports.
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Premier Electronics Event at Bengaluru
India Electronics Week 2016 was held at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) on January 11-13th. Karnataka Industries Minister R V Deshpande inaugurated the event and said India should seriously look at the growth of domestic electronics industry as burgeoning imports are putting strain on foreign exchange

The event comprised of six co-located shows called Electronics For You Expo (6th edition), Electronics Rocks (4th edition), Test & Measurement India (5th edition), (1st edition), (1st edition), Raksha India (1st edition).
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