Dr Jitendra calls for proactive hunting of start-ups to meet their funding needs
Post by on Thursday, April 28, 2022
New Delhi, April 27: Newly appointed Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India, Prof Ajay Kumar Sood, who is one of the country's leading scientist cum academician, Wednesday called on Union Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh.
Dr Singh asked Prof Sood to come out with a draft policy to identify potential StartUps in the country to make them sustainable through appropriate funding and technological interventions.
The Minister called for proactive hunting of Start-ups to meet their funding needs by organisations like Technology Development Board and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) under the Ministry of Science and Technology. He also mooted the idea of roping in Industry for giving a big push to the Start-up ecosystem.
The Minister also discussed with the Principal Scientific Advisor, the roadmap for effective implementation of ‘Integrated Approach in Science &Technology for Sustainable Future. He underlined that under the draft of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) issues like inviting public suggestions for adding words related to start-up and innovation, adopting ways to put India among top 5 in terms of quality of research outcome by year 2030, targeting 30% participation of women in science by year 2030, taking India within top 3 global leaders in STI by year 2030 and how can India achieve AtmaNirbharta in technology by year 2030 need constant brainstorming.