Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) under NITI Aayog has launched the second edition of – ‘Innovations for You’- a compendium of innovations focused on agriculture featuring 70 startups supported by Atal incubation Centers (AICs) of AIM and ‘The Ingenious Tinkerers’ – a compendium on the innovations on technology featuring 41 innovations from Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) of India.
The Digi-books were unveiled virtually in the presence of Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Ramesh Chand, Member Agriculture, NITI Aayog, Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov and Chintan Vaishnav, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog.
The Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog accoladed both the tinkerers and entrepreneurs by saying– “More than ever before, it’s’ today that we need more tinkerers and innovators, who can understand the problems and give a solution that is suited for Indian Society”
Adding to the Vice-Chairman, Member Agriculture Ramesh Chand congratulated the AIM team and appreciated the efforts done in the compilation of the books. Further, he said, “It is great to see that numerous startups in the Agri-tech domain can access emerging markets and attract institutional investments and other stakeholders besides the vision of supporting the society at large.”
Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission Chintan Vaishnav, congratulated the entrepreneurs and the young tinkerers featured in both the books and said “I hope the stories and ideas behind every innovation inspire millions of other startups, innovators, and young tinkerers across the country to create new, promising, and sustainable solutions with a socio-economic impact not just for our country but the world.”
Adding to this, CEO, MyGov, Abhishek Singh said, “I am very pleased to see the grassroots innovations featured in the compendium and this is a snapshot of the way our young innovators think. I congratulate all the participants for conceiving such brilliant ideas and developing the innovations with so much creativity and enterprise. I am sure these ideas are going to make a huge difference in the already evolving market of India and the world. The featured innovators are role models for all the budding innovators of India and will motivate them to develop their ideas to make a huge impact for India through science & technology.”
The ‘Innovations For You’ is a compilation of successful innovations by the entrepreneurial minds of India solving problems of present for future, while ‘The Ingenious Tinkerers’ is a compilation of the top innovations created by young student innovators who participated in the ATL Marathon – which invites school students to address a problem that they see or face on a day-to-day basis.
‘The Ingenious Tinkerers’ leveraged the up-and-coming technologies available at ATLs to devise a solution.
Meanwhile, the ‘Innovations For You’ in its second edition, focuses on the startups and innovations in the field of Agriculture and Allied services. The book is a compilation of 70 Ag-Tech startups, incubated at Atal Incubation Centres spread across the country.