Industry Integration and Knowledge Exchange Cell, (IIKEC) Sharda University in collaboration with Laghu Udyog Bharati (LUB) Greater Noida and Ministry of Heavy Industry, Government of India organizing a Seminar on “Need of Blended Automation for sustainable growth of the Laghu Udyog” on 24th January 2024.

Objectives of Event

Knowledge Dissemination and Awareness:

To disseminate knowledge about the benefits and potential of blended automation among Laghu Udyog entrepreneurs, providing insights into how technology integration can lead to sustainable growth.


Collaborative Learning and Experience Sharing:

To facilitate collaborative learning and foster an environment for Laghu Udyog entrepreneurs to share their experiences, challenges, and success stories related to automation, creating a platform for mutual learning.

Industry-Academia Partnership:

To strengthen the collaboration between academia (Sharda University) and industry (Laghu Udyog Bharati), fostering a symbiotic relationship that encourages research, innovation, and the practical application of knowledge in the context of blended automation.

Government-Industry Dialogue:

To facilitate a dialogue between Laghu Udyog entrepreneurs and representatives from the Ministry of Heavy Industry, Government of India, discussing policy frameworks, incentives, and government support mechanisms to promote the adoption of blended automation in Laghu Udyog.

Identification of Sector-Specific Challenges:

To identify and address sector-specific challenges faced by Laghu Udyog enterprises, exploring how blended automation can be customized and applied to overcome these challenges for sustainable growth.

Skill Development and Training Initiatives:

To emphasize the importance of skill development and training programs for the workforce within Laghu Udyog, ensuring that employees possess the necessary skills to effectively operate and collaborate with automated systems.

Innovation and Technology Showcase:

To showcase innovative technologies, solutions, and case studies related to blended automation, providing Laghu Udyog entrepreneurs with practical insights and inspiring examples of successful implementations.

Networking and Collaboration Opportunities:

To create networking opportunities for Laghu Udyog entrepreneurs, enabling them to connect with industry peers, academic experts, and government representatives, fostering potential collaborations for the implementation of blended automation.

Financial Implications and Investment Strategies:

To discuss the financial implications of adopting blended automation and explore investment strategies, funding options, and financial incentives available to Laghu Udyog enterprises for embracing automation technologies.

Sustainability and Responsible Business Practices:

To integrate discussions on how blended automation can contribute to environmental sustainability and responsible business practices within Laghu Udyog, considering factors such as resource efficiency, waste reduction, and ethical manufacturing.

Documentation and Knowledge Repository:

To document the insights, research findings, and recommendations from the seminar, creating a knowledge repository that can be accessed by Laghu Udyog entrepreneurs, policymakers, and researchers for future reference.

By achieving these objectives, the seminar aims to catalyze positive change within Laghu Udyog by promoting the adoption of blended automation and creating a collaborative ecosystem that supports sustainable growth in the small-scale industry sector.

Convener Details

  • Dr. Madhukar Deshmukh, Director IIKEC
  • Dr. Bhim Singh, Member IIKEC


  • Mr. Vikrant Choudhary,Member IIKEC

Chief Guest Details:

Mr. Atul Puri, Automation Expert and Consultant

Speaker Details:

Shri. Sanjay Batra - Industry - President LUB Greater Noida UP state President LUB

- Industry -

Shri. Madhusudan Dadu - -