A technology supplier roundtable was organized on 8th October 2014 at Mumbai, with an aim to bring together the Indian metal finishing SMEs and technology suppliers. The event saw a participation of 49 participants, comprising of 23 technology suppliers and metal finishing association representatives from Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Chandigarh-Mohali, Chennai, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Pune. The purpose of this roundtable was to (a) improve awareness of the SMEs towards technologies and products for enhancing resource efficiency and (b) customize relevant technologies to their requirements. To set the background, the project team made presentations on (a) technology challenges and expectations as perceived by the SMEs and (b) acid and water recovery technologies being demonstrated in the project. This was followed by group discussions where both the SMEs and the suppliers identified their barriers for uptake of technology and also devised strategies to overcome them. The technology suppliers were given the opportunity to exhibit their product literature and have one-to-one discussions with the SMEs.

Presentations given during the roundtable can be accessed below


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ACIDLOOP is a 4-year project (2012-2016) supported by the European Union (EU) under the SWITCH Asia Programme. This programme emphasizes sustainable consumption and production in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ACIDLOOP is targeted specifically at the Indian metal finishing industry.  It aims to introduce technology innovation for acid recovery as well as resource efficiency that would lead to improved environmental quality and combat pollution.  The activities is taking place in various locations in northern, western and southern India.


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