On November 7, 2020, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Sirius, Russia launched a 14 days long (from 7–21 November 2020) virtual programme named “AIM–Sirius Innovation Programme 3.0” for Indian and Russian school children. This is the first virtual innovation programme of this series amid COVID-19.
- As a part of the programme 48 students and 16 educators and mentors will create 8 virtual products and mobile applications addressing global challenges in the wake of COVID-19.
- This year’s cohort comprises the best Russian students from the Sirius Centre and the best Indian students and Atal tinkering labs (ATL) in-charges from the top 150 teams of the 2019 ATL Marathon.
AIM–Sirius Innovation Programme is a first Indo-Russian bilateral youth innovation initiative to develop technological solutions (both web- and mobile-based) for the two countries.
Innovations developed by the student teams will leverage 21st-century technologies such as app development, artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning, data analytics and visualization, UI/UX, virtual reality, augmented reality, gamification, 3D design, and rapid prototyping, among others. AIM and Sirius’ mentors from the industry and academia will work closely with the teams.
–In 2019, an Indian delegation of 25 students and 5 teachers visited the Sirius Centre, Russia, for a 7-day research-based programme.
- The teams created 8 different innovations in the areas of remote earth sensing, biological and genetic research, clean energy, data analytics and frontier technologies, and drones and robotics.
Recent Relate News:
i.On October 26, 2020, Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Additional Secretary NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog launched ‘India–Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)’ which will be organized by NITI Aayog’s AIM on December 7-8, 2020 in association with Australia’s national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
ii.On October 13, 2020, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) with CGI India to promote innovation in schools.CGI India will adopt 100 schools with Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai to promote and train students.
About Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)
It has been launched to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship using digital tools under the aegis of NITI Aayog.
Mission Director – Ramanan Ramanathan
Headquarters – New Delhi