Government of India has launched Atal New India Challenge, as a part of Atal Innovation Mission, aimed at supporting innovators to create products/solutions based on advanced technologies in areas of national importance and social relevance through a grant-based mechanism. This was disclosed by Ramnathan Ramanan, Mission Director of Atal Innovation Mission.
He was speaking at an outreach event organised by AIC-LMCP Foundation on 7th May, 2018 at Auditorium of Ahmedabad University. Panel Discussion was held as a part of the event, in which Prof.(Dr) Navin Sheth, Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Technological University (GTU), K.K. Nirala, Director of Technical Education, Gujarat, Dr. Mahesh Chhabria, Principal of L.M. College of Pharmacy, Prof.(Dr) J.S. Yadav, Director (Research) of Indrashil University, Mr. Chiranjiv Patel from GCCI and Mr. Ashwin Joshi from IIM-CIIE participated. Ms. Rama Mundra, coach, trainer, and visiting faculty at IIM-A was the moderator of the discussion.
Ramnan said that the purpose of the scheme is two-fold: (1) to help create products from existing technologies relevant for national and social causes (productization) & (2) to help new deep-tech products find markets and early customers (commercialization) in the context of India. MSMEs, Startups, R&D organisations, Academicians, Innovators will be benefited from this.
Reported by – Dr. Shrinivas Savale and Vijaykumar Bhavsar
Edited by – Dr. Radhika Pandya