Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 June 2020 launched the technology platform ‘Champions’ which stands for Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength to empower MSMEs.
CHAMPIONS portal will enhance the smaller units by solving their grievances. It also aims to encourage, support, help the MSMEs. It is expected to act as a real one-stop-shop solution of MSME Ministry.
CHAMPIONS stands for Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength.
The ICT based system will help the MSMEs in present difficult situations, the COVID-19 pandemic.
The platform is a technology-packed control room-cum-management information system. In addition to ICT tools including telephone, internet, and video conference, the system is enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics, and Machine Learning.
It is also fully integrated on a real-time basis with GoI's main grievances portal CPGRAMS and MSME Ministry’s own other web-based mechanisms.
Also, the physical infrastructure is created in one of the MSME Ministry’s rooms in record time.
A network of control rooms is created in a Hub & Spoke Model in New Delhi in the Secretary of MSME’s office.
The spokes are located in the States in various offices and institutions of the MSME Ministry.
So far, 66 state-level control rooms have been created and made functional.
The control room are connected through video conference in addition to the portal of Champions.