An industrial delegation from Tamil Nadu met some top companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, during their visit to the U.S.
Headed by Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu, the delegation discussed with the companies new policies and incentives that Tamil Nadu could provide them for future expansion plans. “The delegation met with teams from around 10-15 companies. We met with firms which already have their presence in Tamil Nadu and informed them that the State will provide all support if they want to expand operations here,” said an official, who was part of the delegation.
“We have also extensively spoken about the newly released R&D policy and asked the firms to set up their R&D centres in the State,” he added.
The policy, released earlier this month, aims at increasing inputs to R&D, including the number of researchers and scientists, and increase outputs for innovation, such as patents and publications and develop a synergetic innovation ecosystem of research parks, research centres, centres of excellence and innovation hubs.
An emerging segment
The delegation met teams from Sanmina Corporation and discussed its contribution to Tamil Nadu’s electronics manufacturing growth. A discussion was held with Randhir Thakur, president, Intel Foundry Services, on the opportunities that the State offered in the emerging semiconductor segment.
The team also met Nasdaq-listed Freshworks founder and CEO Girish Mathrubootham. The official, who went along with the delegation, said no formal MoUs were signed. But some of the meetings would translate into investments in future.
We met with firms which already
have their presence in Tamil Nadu and informed them that the State will provide all support if they want to expand operations here
An official, who was part of the delegation