NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission and MyGov has jointly launched ‘#InnovateIndia Platform’ (https://innovate.mygov.in/innovateindia/). It is citizen centric platform that aims to serve as common point for all innovation happening across the nation.
Innovate India Platform
It creates much-needed innovations platform for registering both grassroots and deep-tech innovators at national level. It will help those who are searching for critical innovation for benefit of the economy as well as national social needs. It is open to all Indian citizens. Using it, users can view, comment, share, and rate innovations crowdsourced on #InnovateIndia platform. They can view leaderboard which is calculated based on votes on each innovation. It allows citizens to share their organizations or someone else’s innovation on platform by login to MyGov website. These innovations also can be shared on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)
AIM is NITI Aayog’s flagship initiative to promote culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country. It is mandated to create umbrella structure to oversee innovation ecosystem of country and revolutionizing innovation eco-system – touching upon entire innovation life cycle through various programs.
- Develop new programmes and policies for fostering innovation in different sectors of economy.
- Provide platform and collaboration opportunities for different stakeholders, create awareness.
- Create umbrella structure to oversee innovation ecosystem of the country.
The sub-schemes of AIM include establishing Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) and Atal Incubation Centers (AICs), for providing scaling up support to Established Incubation Centres. It also includes finding ultra-low cost solution to India’s most intractable problems through Atal Grand Challenges and Atal Vikas Challenges.
It is citizen engagement platform launched by Central Government in 2014 to promote active participation of citizens in country’s governance and development. Its objective is to create common platform for Indian citizens to crowdsource governance ideas from citizens. It allows users (citizens) to discuss and contribute on various government projects and plans. It is hosted and managed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).