Govt As A Catalyst For The Startup Ecosystem ()

  • Dr Ramanan told that AIM is also envisaged as an umbrella innovation organization that plays an instrumental role in alignment of innovation policies between central, state and sectoral innovation schemes incentivizing the establishment and promotion of an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship at various levels – higher secondary schools, science, engineering and higher academic institutions, and SME/MSME industry, corporate and NGO levels.
  • Long-term goals of AIM include establishment and promotion of Small Business Innovation Research and Development at a national scale (AIM SBIR) for the SME/MSME/start-ups, and in rejuvenating Science and Technology innovations in major research institutions of the country like CSIR (Council of Scientific Industrial Research), Agri Research (ICAR) and Medical Research (ICMR) aligned to national socio-economic needs.
  • Some quick statistics that Mr Ramanan mentioned are placed below: Atal Tinkering Labs – to promote creative, innovative mindset in schools At the school level, AIM is setting up state of the art Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) in schools across all districts across the country.
  • Atal Incubators – promoting entrepreneurship in universities and industry At the university, NGO, SME, and Corporate industry levels, AIM is setting up world-class Atal Incubators (AICs) that would trigger and enable successful growth of sustainable startups in every sector /state of the country, thereby promoting entrepreneurs and job creators in the country addressing both commercial and social entrepreneurship opportunities in India and applicable globally.
  • Atal New India Challenges and Atal Grand Challenges – to promote technology-driven innovations and product creation for social and commercial impact.

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