Dr Jitendra for building 'sustainable' StartUps with indigenous innovation
Post by on Friday, May 13, 2022
Jorhat(Assam), May 12: Union Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh Thursday laid stress on building "sustainable" Start-ups with indigenous innovation.
He said, for Start-ups to remain sustainable, innovation has to become a dynamic process with equal stake connected with the industry.
Speaking at the inaugural event of “Iconic 75 Industry Connect (‘i’ Connect)” at Jorhat, Assam, the Minister said, the innovative Start-ups by the young entrepreneurs have to shoulder responsibility for the next 25 years of glorious journey, when we celebrate 100 years of India’s Independence as a frontline nation in the world. He said, the aim of industry connect is to explore globally benchmarked technologies and products for making the country self-sustaining and self-generating. He said, while our research establishments are well equipped and competent to develop the world class technologies and products in laboratories, there is a gap in terms of taking these to market and ultimately to the society for the benefit of common women and men of the country.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, research and industry share a reciprocal relationship to thrive and grow and he urged the industry to have an equal stake in R&D through meaningful investment for making and taking world class products from laboratories to market. He also underlined the need for Brand building of the products to carve a niche in Indian and world markets.
Referring to Prime Minister NarendraModi’s vision of Government-Industry Connect, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the iconic 75 Industry Connect ('i'-connect) events are aimed at forging partnership with industry in 10 thematic /focus areas. He said, this is the consolidate efforts of DSIR/CSIR, DBT, DST, MoES and other scientific departments of the Government of India to reach out to industry. Coming together of several scientific departments for the cause of science is a phenomenon seldom seen before and the “Team Sprit” is the key mantra of the Government, the Minister added.