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Chintan Vaishnav appointed as the new Mission Director of Atal Innovation Mission

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Chintan Vaishnav appointed as mission director of Atal Innovation MissionDr Chintan Vaishnav will replace Ramanathan Ramanan to become the new Mission Director of Niti Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) from mid-April 2021. Ramanathan Ramanan is the 1st mission director of AIM since June 2017.

Dr Vaishnav holds a PhD in technology, management, and policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

i.At present he is teaching & researching on tackling challenges at the intersection of technology and systems, development, and public policy.

About Atal Innovation Mission:

Aim – To create a problem-solving innovative mindset among students by creating an ecosystem of entrepreneurship in universities, research institutions in collaboration with the private & MSME sector.

Launched by NITI Aayog in 2016.


Atal Tinkering Lab – Total of 7259 Atal Tinkering Labs were established in schools across 650 districts

Atal Incubation Center – Creating World Class Incubators for startups & Entrepreneurs in Universities, currently 68 Incubation centers are operational. Established over 2000 Start-ups of which 625 are led by Women.

Mentor India – Mentorship and Partnerships programs between Public, Private sector, NGOs, Academia, Institutions.

Atal New India Challenge – 24 challenges in partnership with 5 ministries were launched to create National Socio-Economic Impact projects.

Atal Community Innovation Centre -To promote technology led innovation in the unserved/underserved regions of India including Tier 2, Tier 3 cities, aspirational districts, tribal & coastal areas.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat ARISE – ARISE ANIC challenge is aimed to promote innovation in MSME/Start-up sector.

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About NITI Aayog:

Chairperson – Prime Minister of India
CEO – Amitabh Kant
Headquarters – New Delhi