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Karnataka’s Engineering Research Policy

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  • March 4, 2021
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Karnataka’s Engineering Research Policy

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Sci & tech; economy

In news

  • India’s first Engineering Research & Development (ER&D) Policy was launched recently by Karnataka.
  • Objective: To raise Karnataka’s contribution to the sector to 45% in the next five years.

Key takeaways

  • The policy has the potential to create over 50,000 jobs in the ER&D space in five years.
  • ER&D has the potential to become a $100-billion industry in India in the next five years.
  • The sector is the fastest growing industry in India with a CAGR of 12.8%. 
  • The global engineering research and development industry is also expected to reach $2 trillion by 2025.
  • Five key focus sectors: Aerospace and defence; auto, auto components and EV; biotechnology, pharma and medical devices; semiconductors, telecom, ESDM; and software products.

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