ATAL INNOVATION MISSION (AIM) (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci & Tech)

News-CRUX-10     15th January 2024        

Context: Recently launched in New Delhi, the 6th Edition of the Youth Co:Lab fellowship prioritizes supporting youth-led startups in areas such as agriculture fintech, innovative solutions for indigenous peoples, and assistive technology.

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)

  • Establishment: 2016
  • Purpose: It serves as the country's premier effort to cultivate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Objective: To create and promote an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, spanning from schools and universities to research institutions, MSMEs, and industries nationwide.
  • Efficient Monitoring and Management: All activities under the initiative are systematically monitored and managed in real-time through advanced Management Information Systems (MIS) and dynamic dashboards.
  • Implementing Agency: NITI Aayog is the designated agency responsible for the implementation of the initiative.
  • Components of AIM: Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL), Atal Incubation Centres, Atal New India Challenge, Mentor of Change Program, Atal Community Innovation Center and Atal Research & Innovation for Small Enterprises (ARISE)
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