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India's Technological Prowess Takes Center Stage: National Technology Week Celebrates Innovation & Advancement

More than 75 lakh students are working on over 12 lakh innovation projects in Atal Tinkering Lab. The Prime Minister expressed his confidence that the Tinker-preneurs of India will soon become leading entrepreneurs of the world.

Shivam Dwivedi
National Technology Week Celebrates Innovation & Advancement (Photo Source: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
National Technology Week Celebrates Innovation & Advancement (Photo Source: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

The National Technology Week 2023 concluded yesterday, after a successful four-day event held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The event aimed to promote and recognize the contribution of technology in India’s progress and development, with a primary focus on Atal Innovation Mission programs and showcasing innovations from different sectors of the innovation lifecycle with a central theme of ‘School to Startup- Igniting Young Minds to Innovate.

The event was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who emphasized the importance of supporting and nurturing young scientists in the country. The Prime Minister informed the audience that over 10,000 ATAL tinkering labs in 700 districts have become innovation nurseries, with 60 percent of these labs in government and rural schools.

The exhibition saw the participation of more than 5000 school students, 1500+ other visitors, 800 exhibitors, 200+ student exhibitors, and 100+ startups from various sectors showcasing their innovations and products. Under AIM Pavilion, 75 exhibitors from AIM participated, including 40 exhibitors from school innovations of Atal Tinkering Labs, from 21 states across the country, and 35 Startups from across the country incubated under Atal Incubation Centers.

The highlight of the event was the interaction between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and students of the Atal Tinkering Labs, where he encouraged young minds to innovate and contribute to the nation’s progress. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the AIM Pavilion, which showcased innovations from different sectors of the innovation lifecycle. Additionally, the event included 10+ technical sessions by different ministries/departments, including special sessions conducted between Startups and Atal Tinkering Lab students.

Dr. Chintan Vaishnav, Mission Director of Atal Innovation Mission, stated that the event was a huge success, providing a platform for innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors to interact and exchange ideas. The event also highlighted the government’s initiatives, such as Start-up India, Stand-up India, and Make in India, which have fostered a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.

To mark the 25th anniversary of these landmark events, Technology Development Board and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) NITI Aayog, along with the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Defence Research and Development Organisation – Ministry of Defence, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Biotechnology, Department of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Education, Indian Space Research Organisation and Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) organized National Technology Week, 2023.

(Source: PIB)

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