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Atal Innovation Mission, Bayer partner to work towards healthcare & agriculture innovations

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Atal Innovation Mission collaborates with BayerOn April 13, 2021, Bayer, a German life sciences company, signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) for a strategic partnership with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog to foster Innovation & Entrepreneurship across healthcare & agriculture sectors.

  • The SoI also includes the promotion of science education, advancing digital solutions & agri-tech to strengthen supply chains, and healthcare projects.
  • Bayer will support the current & future programs of AIM in agriculture and healthcare sectors.
  • It is 1st of a kind collaboration in sectors of agriculture & healthcare between AIM & Bayer.

Key Points

i.Under AIM’s Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) program, Bayer will explore opportunities to mentor school children & inculcate design thinking, problem solving, adaptive learning skills amongst them.  It will also support and adopt mutually agreed schools.

ii.As part of AIM’s ‘Atal Incubation Centres (AIC)’ & ‘Atal Community Innovation Centres’ programmes, Bayer will mentor young innovators and startups and collaborate with them to further the cause of innovation.

  • It will also explore association with techno-preneurs from Niti Aayog’s ANIC-ARISE (Atal New India Challenges in Applied Research and Innovation for medium and Small Enterprises) programs in the area of digital solutions in agriculture and healthcare sectors.

Recent Related News:

i.On October 13, 2020, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) with CGI India to promote innovation in schools.

About Atal Innovation Mission (AIM):

Mission Director – R Ramanan (Dr Chintan Vaishnav will take over later April, 2021)
Headquarters – New Delhi

About Bayer Global:

Chairman – Werner Baumann
Headquarters – Leverkusen, Germany