Information about technology
For small units, information about technology options is often through word of
mouth or from a visit to an advanced unit. Few have access to technical
literature, professional journals or information about new product launches. In
India, much of this is changing. With the advent of internet, new vistas are
opening up through electronic journals, catalogue downloads and advanced search
facilities. The Technology Bureau for Small Enterprises (TBSE)
(www.techsmall.com) promoted with the
assistance of the UN offers access to databases and information on technology.
In addition, NSIC has taken up an initiative to enhance technology options for
SSIs . Technology intervention in clusters offers nearby
units an opportunity for a look and feel of advanced technology. Entrepreneurs are also
assisted to participate in overseas trade fairs to update them with the latest
worldwide. Tool Rooms, Testing Centres,
Production-cum-Process Centres and
Workshops also assist in this task.