TNTDPC | Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Center


CTO Forum

TNTDPC created the Chief Technology Officers Forum to discuss and collate the emerging and existing technologies and enhance professional excellence.

India ranks third among the most innovative lower-middle-income economies in the world. Rising per capita income in India will bring boom in R&D investment in the country with multiple foreign players shifting R&D bases to India. R&D investment and multiple government policies have helped Indian companies overcome tight competition with affordable products internationally. Under the Union Budget 2022-23, the government announced the allocation of Rs. 14,217 crore (US$ 1.86 billion) to the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Centre (TNTDPC) of CII has been driving various initiatives to ensure preparedness for future Innovation and new age Technologies and has undertaken various initiatives to enhance the innovation capacity of the Industry members.

Objectives of the forum

  1. The forum will facilitate cross-industry thought leadership and enable collaboration among the technology visionaries from Industry, Academia and R&D Institutions.
  2. It will provide an effective platform to enhance and share knowledge and skills relevant to emerging technologies
  3. It will explore strategies to combine emerging and existing technologies to make enhancements in the areas that are imperative to business
  4. It will Identify mechanisms to manage the related risks associated with emerging technologies
  5. It will provide Policy recommendations and inputs to Government in Technology related areas

Participants of the Forum

  1. CEO’s, CTO’s & CIO’s
  2. Senior level Technology experts
  3. Technical / Research Directors from Academic and R&D Institutions

Structure of the forum

  1. The forum will conduct 10 meetings annually. Each meeting will be for duration of 2 hours.
  2. The meetings will be conducted once in every month at CII Southern Regional Office in Chennai.
  3. Each meeting will include presentation and experience sharing by two of the forum members & one guest speaker.

Benefits for the members

  1. Enhance access and influence with network of peers  
  2. To help R&D departments advance their competitiveness
  3. Network across industries and find solutions to R&D challenges through a cross-fertilization of ideas
  4. Learn from one another, techniques for managing R&D departments more efficiently and effectively
  5. Address the forum member group during meetings to showcase the companies evolving and emerging technologies, share ideas, and moderate discussions 

Role of Members

  1. To actively participate in the discussions held in the forum
  2. To address on the emerging technologies currently adopted in their companies
  3. Contribute to requirements in terms of policy intervention
  4. Consequent forum topics and experts to be suggested

To meet the administrative cost, a delegate fee (Members – Rs.18,000/- + GST-18% & Non Members – Rs.23,000/- + GST-18% per participant) is being charged. 

We have participation from companies Mahindra & Mahindra, Amalgamations Group, Walmart Global, Tractors & Farm Equipments Ltd, Redington Ltd, Ashok Leyland, Emerge Global, Godrej Ltd to name a few.

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TNTDPC is a prototype of CII for working along with Government of Tamil Nadu and Government of India in an effort to help domestic industries create value, scale, and go global.

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