Dassault Systèmes has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) to establish The Tamil Nadu Center of Advance Manufacturing (TANCAM) at the TIDEL Park, Chennai. A first of its kind Center of Excellence (CoE) in India, TANCAM will provide a dedicated IT engineering ecosystem to support the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, startups and students across Tamil Nadu, and enable the growth of industries such as aerospace, defense, automotive and electric vehicles.
As part of the MoU, signed in presence of Thiru M.K. Stalin, Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and Deepak NG, Managing Director, India, Dassault Systèmes, the COE will have facilities for an engineering digital platform to support product design, composites, simulation and digital manufacturing, along with a 3D printer- and virtual reality-setup.
Tamil Nadu has always been recognized for its manufacturing prowess and is now pioneering high-end precision manufacturing capabilities, by fostering local innovation, research and development, especially across aerospace, battery manufacturing, component industry and electric vehicles. The TANCAM COE will provide upskilling opportunities to aspiring students, startups and MSMEs. As a part of the collaboration, Dassault Systèmes will support TIDCO’s plan to focus on precision manufacturing that requires upgrading the skills of MSMEs. TANCAM will facilitate mentorship and training of the students with dedicated domain-training courses in aerospace, defense, automotive, electric vehicles and related industries. The TANCAM Startup Cell along with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Lab will fuel an innovation ecosystem for next-generation products and new business models.
Thiru. Pankaj Kumar Bansal, IAS Chairman and Managing Director of TIDCO, said, “Tamil Nadu has a robust manufacturing ecosystem. The collaboration with Dassault Systèmes to set up TANCAM will further equip our state with the latest technologies such as the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to drive our commitment in upskilling and future-ready innovation through modern design and engineering solutions. We believe that such initiatives are crucial to nurture and empower the new generation of innovators, across MSMEs, startups and various core industries.”
Deepak NG, Managing Director, India, Dassault Systèmes, said, “Tamil Nadu is at the helm of the Indian defense corridor and electric vehicle manufacturing ecosystem in India. We are confident that this partnership will elevate the entire ecosystem in the state by adopting 3D design and engineering technologies and will have a long-lasting impact on these industries. TANCAM is a part of our ongoing endeavors to promote innovation and research and development in the country, under which we have successfully established similar Centers of Excellence in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. We are excited to join hands with TIDCO to enable and empower the present and future innovators.”