CII foresees Technology driving the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises in India
Cutting edge advanced technological innovations and applications have greatly altered the way business is done around the world. Rapidly evolving novel technologies are presenting MSMEs with unprecedented opportunities to expand their markets, enhance their productivity and propel their growth. But MSMEs encounter a host of hurdles in the uptake of technological solutions.

Key Challenges:
• Lack of awareness about the available technological solutions
• Identification of the best fit technological solution
• The High costing issues of technological application and solutions
• Low connectivity and linkages to technological solution providers
• Lack of expertise in handling and implementing complex technological processes

To address the above and to be in-line with CII’s theme “Inclusive, Ahead & Responsible”, CII launched the CII Technology Facilitation Centre (CII-TFC) for Indian MSMEs and create technical literacy amongst them


CII SME Technology Facilitation Centre
CII SME Technology Facilitation Centre was launched by Shri Giriraj Singh and Shri Haribhai Chaudhary, Hon’ble Ministers of State Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India on 22 Nov 2016 during the Inaugural Session of the 13th Global SME Business Summit 2016.

The Centre is CII’s Initiative to give a new impetus in upgraded technological support to MSMEs in India. CII TFC is a unified online portal through which SME applicants can have an easy access to multiple giant technology providers serving MSMEs with their technology (www.ciitfc.in). The Centre has partnered with some of the best technology companies in India like WhatsApp, Microsoft Corporation (India) Ltd, Vodafone India Ltd, Tally Solutions Pvt Ltd, Indus Net Technology Pvt Ltd, Secure Meters Limited, CT Infotech India Pvt Ltd, Tricolite Energy Solution LLP and Hewlett-Packard India Ltd.

To widely distribute technology awareness pan India, CII TFC conducts:
• Roadshows by Technology experts - how MSMEs can avail the services of this Centre
• B2B meetings & Networking prospects - facilitating interaction between Technology
   Partners and MSMEs.
• Exclusive Online Webinars - addressing queries of the members in the interactive sessions
   post the presentation.

Through all the above-mentioned activities, CII TFC also aims at providing an interactive platform for the MSMEs where they can raise their concerns in regards to their requirements and other issues which can be served by the technology partners.

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