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KCT SUPPORTS THE NEWLY LAUNCHED SOCIETY FOR SMART E-MOBILITY, SSEM To promote development of technologies and products in EV sector, a new forum namely SOCIETY FOR SMART E-MOBILITY - SSEM has been formed in Coimbatore by likeminded industries, institutions and professionals working in this sector. Shri. K. Ramasamy, Chairman, Roots Group of Companies, Shri. Shankar Vanavarayar, President, Kumaraguru Institutions, Mr. J. Anand, Managing Director, Jayem Automotives Pvt. Ltd, Mrs. Hemalatha Annamalai, CEO, Ampere Vehicles Private Limited and Mr. Gaur Dattatreya, Sr. Vice President – Mobility Solutions, Robert Bosch are the driving force of the society as founding Patrons. SSEM was conceived & formed by Mr. Manikandan, Head of Engineering E- Mobility, Robert Bosch, Mr. Mohan, Managing Director, Sunsil Engineers, Mr. Vasantharaj, Director, KCIRI - KCT and Dr. Chandrasekar, Corporate Director, Roots Group of Companies. They four lead the founding Executive Committee of the forum supported by Mr. Puli Saravanan, CEO, Digipasar, Pte Ltd, Singapore, Mr. Sasikumar, Head-Testing, Jayem Automotive and Mr. Barathan, MD, Ozotec Automobiles. This new society have Industries, Engineering Institutions, Technocrats and Students as its members. The objectives of SSEM are: • To establish a platform to connect all Stakeholders in the Smart E-Mobility domain. • To facilitate setting up of manufacturing hubs, specific to electric vehicles and components. • To collaborate with Research Institutions and be a catalyst for sharing knowledge and development of skills. • To be the messenger of industry needs and suggestion to the Government and the Regulatory Agencies. • To organize B2B meetings between local and overseas manufacturers in this field. • To set up a common Test and Validation Centre to meet the needs of the Small and Medium Sector Companies engaged in Electric Mobility platform, who otherwise cannot afford to have their own. This forum was launched on Saturday, 31st August 2019 at the Residency Towers by Tamil Nadu Transport Secretary, Dr. J. Radhakrishnan, IAS and Additional Commissioner for Industries and Commerce, Mr. T.P. Rajesh, IAS in the presence of leading industry and academia persons from various parts of the country. KCT, as a leading educational partner of SSEM is establishing an Innovation and Experience Center for E Mobility through KC.IRI with the active support of Roots, Jayem, Ampere, Robert Bosch and other industries with the following scope • Innovation & Product Development in the field of E mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Mobility Solutions for Defense & Industry applications • Design, Development & Testing support to Industries & Research Institutions in the areas of Motors, Battery, Controllers & Electric Vehicles • EV Experience Centre for Skill Development Training related to E Mobility for students & Industry personnel.

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