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An initiative of the Government of West Bengal, the Centre of Excellence in Industry 4.0 is being developed by Webel, Fujisoft Inc, and Vara Technology. The CoE brings together graduate students, professionals, start-ups, corporates, technology providers and government to radically transform skill development as well foster innovation. It is located in Rajarhat, Kolkata, India.

A Unique Interface

The CoE is being set up as a triangulation of leading industry organizations, academia and technology providers to: 

     •      Create relevant skills for Industry 4.0
     •      Help transform organizations to meet the new challenges in today’s rapidly changing world
     •      Connect MSMEs to a global partner network
     •      Work with start-ups to turn ideas into businesses

The CoE will work closely with the government, which is supporting it with infrastructure and funding, to create a unique best-in-class facility. This is one of the first platforms in the Eastern part of India, which brings together the technologies that define the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

What makes us different?


To promote high quality education by providing state-of-the-art and emerging technologies to students, working professionals and new age entrepreneurs with the objective of nurturing and creating future fit-talent in Industry 4.0 technologies


Develop future-fit talent and future-ready business relevant for Industry 4.0

Governing Body

Professor Ashok Banerjee

Eminent senior professor of Finance with Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta. He is also the faculty in-charge of the Finance Research and Trading Lab at IIM-C . He has authored a book on Financial Accounting 

Lakshmi Praturi

is an entrepreneur, curator, speaker and the founder and CEO of INK. She has rich global experience with the companies like Intel. She was named as Inspirational Icon at the Audi Ritz Awards and being included in Forbes Magazine's 2010 list of Women to Watch in Asia

Debashis Mazumdar

has rich global experience working with global giants like Fujisoft Japan, in the capacity of Global Business Manager. Debashis has looked after the marketing and sales in the emerging markets such as South East Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe

Advisory Council

Fred Fischer

Director of Products, Applications and Technology at Stratasys AP Ltd

Prof Ramesh Rao

Director of Qualcomm Institute UC San Diego

Dev Tyagi

CSMO at Boston Limited with rich experience in the IT industry and channel management

Professor Dafna Kariv

Vice president for global initiatives and development, and the Chair of NOVUS at the COMAS, Rishon Lezion, Israel

Roman Cinkias

Director and Co-Founder in 3Key Company, Czech Republic