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Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says future belongs to technology-driven economy

Updated: May 12, 2022 1:45 pm

Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh has  said future belongs to technology-driven economy and called for building Innovation Ecosystem in the country.

Speaking at the National Technology Day 2022 event in New Delhi.yesterday, Dr  Singh said,  Science, Technology and Innovation are going to be the key determinants of the roadmap for next 25 years when the country celebrates 100 years of Independence. He said, there is an urgent need to build an “Innovation Ecosystem” for the Start-ups as there is no dearth of talent and resources in the country. For this, the Minister emphasised to adopt Integration approach, rather than acting in silos.

On the occasion, Dr Singh  also gave away awards to seven  most successful Start-ups for their pioneering work in areas like Quantum data security, covid testing kits, A-I powered Robot for electronic assembly, Cryogenic technologies and Cyber security systems.

This award is given to a technology start-up for development of indigenous technology with potential for commercialization.  The Minister also gave awards to Women Scientists in Translational Research and Women Entrepreneurs, besides the National Awards for successful commercialization of indigenous technology and Award under MSME category.

Dr Singh also launched the Scientific Social Responsibility and Scientific Research Infrastructure Sharing Maintenance and Networks-  SRIMAN Guidelines on the occasion.The broad objective of the Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) Guidelines is to harness the latent potential of the scientific community on voluntary basis for strengthening science and society linkages. The SRIMAN Guidelines aims to promote efficient utilisation and wider access of Research Infrastructure to scientists, researchers and industry professionals across the country by creating a network of relevant stakeholders.

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