Reach out to potential StartUps, support them: Dr Jitendra
Post by on Saturday, July 9, 2022
Moradabad (UP), July 08: Union Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh Saturday asked government agencies, including Department of Science & Technology, Technology Development Board and BIRAC, to reach out to potential StartUps and support them, in addition to offering support to those who themselves reach us.
This way, we will not miss out on many deserving innovative minds whose StartUp initiative may not have taken off because of inadequate support or resources, he said.
Addressing students and faculty at an interaction meeting on "Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research" (INSPIRE) Program beneficiaries here, Dr Jitendra Singh called for launching a massive countrywide hunt for innovative young minds and potential Startups, as they are the ones going to shape India’s future economy.
The Minister highlighted that the INSPIRE scheme is expanding the R & D base of the country by building a pipeline of quality human resources and cultivating a talent pool. He emphasised that India needs to attract talented young students into science and give them a supportive, creative, and challenging educational environment from their school days so that they can become successful entrepreneurs and job givers through innovative ventures. More than 100 students / beneficiaries of INSPIRE Fellowships, INSPIRE Scholarships and INSPIRE-MANAK participated in the programme.
Referring to Prime Minister NarendraModi’s monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat', in May this Year, wherein Modi said, “Today India's Startup ecosystem is not limited to just big cities, but entrepreneurs are emerging from smaller cities and towns as well which shows that in India, the one who has an innovative idea, can create wealth”, Dr Jitendra Singh said, as per various reports, about 50% of Startups hail from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities, spanning many states and cities where opportunities and resources are comparatively less.