Major Projects

Productivity & Competitiveness

Promoting Heritage, Cultural and Creative Cluster in Gujarat

The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the capacities of cultural agents and facilitate an environment for creativity, innovation, professionalization and entrepreneurship in Cultural Heritage & Management in order to allow the people of the state of Gujarat to fully benefit from the potential of cultural heritage as an economic value. It envisaged strengthening capacities of cultural actors for contributing to economic growth and sustainable development in cultural industry ....

Empowering Women of Lakheri through Sustainable Market Linkage

FMC implemented a project on women empowerment funded by, ACC Cement Pvt. Ltdunder their CSR mandate. The objective of the project was to provide sustainable income opportunities to unemployed household women by providing them market led skill development program. During the project period, women have been mobilized and they were given skill development training program in embroidery, stitching and appliqué skill craft. ....

Skill Up-gradation and Gain-full Employment of Rural Clusters: Learn and Earn Initiatives at Shantiniketan Kantha Embroidery Cluster

Skill up-gradation is an important step towards enhancing capability and lowering poverty in rural clusters. However it has been found that skill up-gradation activities with business follow-up, provides much improved result. This is because, firstly, in the presence of a target, the learning process becomes focused and the interest of the stakeholders gets enhanced. The objective of this project was to Promote women entrepreneurship and create new employment in Shantiniketan Kantha Embroidery C ....

Monitor, Evaluate and Provide Strategic Direction to SIDBI for implementing Business Development Services project in 19 clusters

The project aimed to Establish a mechanism for regular monitoring / feedback and strategic input on the activities of BDS facilitator agencies in respective clusters and commissioning strategic inputs for BDS interventions in the clusters. ....

Rapid Appraisal of Cluster Needs and Opportunities in Four Engineering and Matallurgy Clusters in India and suggest development strategy for them

The objective of this study was to understand status of selected clusters of Nasik, Trichy, Jaipur and Kanpurwith respect to the stakeholder population, cluster products and locations, present business environment ions and the challenges; Current use and impact of the infrastructure provided; level of support institutions and Environmental performance of these clusters. Based on the outcomes an overall summary report of the rapid appraisals undertaken was prepared. It also included suggestions f ....

Promoting Innovative Clusters in India

The objective of the project was to promote innovation and creativity in clusters to help MSMEs achieve higher growth. Project interventions were initiated in May 2008 in Smalkha Foundry Cluster. Based on the success the initiatives were expended to cover the clusters of Kaithal and Faridabad. Together therse clusters comprised around 250 foundry units. The four areas identified for innovation intervention were (1) Development of new products (2) Technology upgradation and adoption of better pra ....

Market/Marketing Analysis & Strategy Formulation for Development of Seven Clusters in Kerala

The project involved benchmark study of 7 clusters viz. Alappuzha (Textile cluster), Ernakulam (Textile cluster), Malappuram (Textile cluster), Ernakulam (Textile cluster), Malappuram (Wood cluster), Kannur (Wood cluster), Kottayam (Soft toy cluster) to find out the critical gaps and developing strategy for penetrating into new markets. Also to suggest how to develop marketing networks and launch cluster products in international market. In addition to the above, customer satisfaction index was ....

Development and application of a new technical assistance product “ One Village Industrial Clusters “ as a vehicle for economic growth and poverty reduction

The project included providing handholding support, guidance and advise of the implementation of the action plan in two clusters of Ethiopia and to provide the CDAs of these clusters with regular inputs from Experts who will also help in monitoring the progress of the action plan. ....

Cluster Level Intervention Programme (CLIP)

To work towards addressing the financial and non – financial issues of MSME clusters in India, SIDBI has carried out studies in 30 MSME clusters hindering availability of adequate and timely institutional credit, infrastructure and marketing gaps and lack of support services affecting the growth and competitiveness of these clusters. SIDBI has identified 5 gaps which are common to most of the clusters (a) Skill Development Gap, (b) Infrastructure Gap, (c) Knowledge Gap, (d) Credit Gap & ....

Provide technical support to Beer Brewing Cluster in Burkino Faso

The project’s aim is to reduce greenhouse emissions by establishing a market environment that supports adoption of energy efficient equipment. Through a mix of technical assistance and provision of financial incentives, the project seeks to address some of the key barriers to energy efficiency in the beer brewery sector and to stimulate the market conditions to promote adoption of energy efficient technologies. ....

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