India Innovation Growth Programme 2.0

Partners

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

India is one of the top-ranking countries in the field of basic research. Indian Science has come to be regarded as one of the most powerful instruments of growth and development, especially in the emerging scenario and competitive economy. In the wake of the recent developments and the new demands that are being placed on the S&T system, it is necessary for us to embark on some major science projects which have relevance to national needs and which will also be relevant for tomorrow's technology. The Department of Science & Technology plays a pivotal role in promotion of science & technology in the country. The department has wide ranging activities ranging from promoting high-end basic research and development of cutting edge technologies on one hand to service the technological requirements of the common man through development of appropriate skills and technologies on the other.

The National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), established in 1982 by the Government of India under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, is an institutional mechanism to help promote knowledge driven and technology intensive enterprises. The Board, having representations from socio-economic and scientific Ministries/Departments, aims to convert "job-seekers" into "job-generators" through Science & Technology (S&T) interventions.

Objectives

  • To promote and develop high-end entrepreneurship for S&T manpower as well as self-employment by utilising S&T infrastructure and by using S&T methods.
  • To facilitate and conduct various informational services relating to promotion of entrepreneurship.
  • To network agencies of the support system, academic institutions and Research & Development (R&D) organisations to foster entrepreneurship and self-employing using S&T with special focus on backward areas as well.
  • To act as a policy advisory body with regard to entrepreneurship

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lockheed Martin is a premier systems integrator and global security enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

With growth markets in Defense, Homeland Security, and Systems/Government Information Technology, Lockheed Martin delivers innovative technologies that help customers address complex challenges of strategic and national importance.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin employs 140,000 people worldwide. Distinguished by whole-system thinking and action, a passion for invention and disciplined performance, Lockheed Martin strives to earn a reputation as the partner of choice, supplier of choice and employer of choice in the global marketplace.

Tata Trusts

Tata Trusts is amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organizations that work in several areas of community development. Since its inception, Tata Trusts has played a pioneering role in transforming traditional ideas of philanthropy to make impactful sustainable change in the lives of the communities served. Through direct implementation, co-partnership strategies and grant making, the Trusts support and drive innovation in the areas of education; healthcare and nutrition; rural livelihoods; natural resources management; enhancing civil society and governance and media, arts, crafts and culture. Tata Trusts continue to be guided by the principles of its Founder, Jamsetji Tata and through his vision of proactive philanthropy, the Trusts catalyse societal development while ensuring that initiatives and interventions have a contemporary relevance to the nation.

Tata Trusts through its Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (FISE) will accelerate and incubate selected innovators, to implement social innovations and provide infrastructure assistance to scale up.

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum

The Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) was established in 2000 under an agreement between the Governments of India and United States of America with a mandate to promote, catalyze and seed bilateral collaboration in science, technology, engineering and biomedical research through substantive interaction amongst government, academia and industry.

As its mandate, IUSSTF provides an enabling platform to the scientific enterprises of the two nations by supporting an S&T program portfolio that is expected to foster sustainable interactions with a potential to forge long term collaborations. IUSSTF program manifests are largely catalytic in nature that helps to create awareness through exchange and dissemination of information and opportunities in promoting bilateral scientific and technological cooperation.

IUSSTF has an evolving program portfolio that is largely conceived and driven by scientific communities of both the countries through extending support for symposia, workshops, conferences on topical and thematic areas of interest; visiting professorships and exchange programs; travel grants; fellowships; advanced training schools; public-private networked centres and knowledge R & D networked centres. IUSSTF also works towards nurturing contacts between young and mid career scientists by convening stimulating flagship events like the Frontiers of Science and Frontiers of Engineering symposium through the U.S. National Academies model. At the same time it reaches out to industries by partnering with business associations to generate high quality events on technology opportunities for business development to foster elements of innovation and enterprise through networking between academia and industry.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry is the rallying point for free enterprises in India. It has empowered Indian businesses, in the changing times, to shore up their competitiveness and enhance their global reach.

With a nationwide membership of over 1500 corporates and over 500 chambers of commerce and business associations, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry espouses the shared vision of Indian businesses and speaks directly and indirectly for over 2,50,000 business units. It has an expanding direct membership of enterprises drawn from large, medium, small and tiny segments of manufacturing, distributive trade and services. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry maintains the lead as the proactive business solution provider through research, interactions at the highest political level and global networking.In the knowledge-driven globalized economy, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry stands for quality, competitiveness, transparency, accountability and business-government-civil society partnership to spread ethics-based business practices and to enhance the quality of life of the common people.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry reach is not restricted or dominated by large business houses. We provide service and support to all cross section of industry and trade irrespective of their size. In fact, we have a separate Committee, which handles the specific issues relating to small and medium sector in India. By definition, the small and medium sector in India is possibly equivalent to the "tiny sector" that you have in the US. We are closely associated with the Indian SME's as we invite them on delegations to help provide them international linkages with industry clusters abroad. Our membership structure also provides us direct as well as indirect linkages with the SME's all over the country.

Center for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship, IIM - A

IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable businesses. In partnership with our mentors, corporates, development agencies, IIMA community and investors, CIIE cultivates a rare breed of entrepreneurs by incubating, accelerating, mentoring and funding innovative start-ups. CIIE believes that entrepreneurship has an unmatched ability to bring about disruptive change in India and engages with ventures across technology and impact areas like energy, environment, agriculture, healthcare and affordable technology. CIIE believes it should operate in sectors and geographies where there are market failures and private support is not easy to find.

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Established in 1958, the second of its kind, IIT Bombay was the first to be set up with foreign assistance. The funds from UNESCO came as Roubles from the then Soviet Union. In 1961 Parliament decreed the IITs as ‘Institutes of National Importance'. Since then, IITB has grown from strength to strength to emerge as one of the top technical universities in the world.

The institute is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research. Reputed for the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the institute attracts the best students from the country for its bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes. Research and academic programmes at IIT Bombay are driven by an outstanding faculty, many of whom are reputed for their research contributions internationally.

IIT Bombay also builds links with peer universities and institutes, both at the national and the international levels, to enhance research and enrich its educational programmes. The alumni have distinguished themselves through their achievements in and contributions to industry, academics, research, business, government and social domains. The institute continues to work closely with the alumni to enhance its activities through interactions in academic and research programmes as well as to mobilise financial support.

Over the years, the institute has created a niche for its innovative short-term courses through continuing education and distance education programmes. Members of the faculty of the institute have won many prestigious awards and recognitions, including the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar and Padma awards.

Located in Powai, one of the northern suburbs of Mumbai, the residents of the institute reap the advantage of being in the busy financial capital of India, while at the same time enjoying the serenity of a campus known for its natural beauty. A fully residential institute, all its students are accommodated in its 15 hostels with in-house dining; the campus also provides excellent amenities for sports and other recreational facilities.

MIT Energy Initiative

The MIT Tata Center for Technology + Design supports innovation and entrepreneurship to address the challenges of communities in the developing world. With more than 50 affiliated MIT faculty members and more than 60 graduate student Fellows, we take MIT’s world-class research out of the lab, building collaborations with communities, organizations, and government to develop and deploy appropriate, sustainable solutions in response to pressing needs. The Tata Center is hosted under the MIT Energy Initiative which is MIT’s hub for energy research, education, and outreach.

 

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