Hyderabad: Colonel Anurag Awasti, Vice Chairman of the Electronics and Semiconductors Association of India and interim CEO of Electroprener Park Delhi, emphasizing the importance of innovation and policies in strengthening India’s startup culture chaired a plenary session on “Policy and Innovation” on Thursday. His second day at the Public Policy Dialogue held at the ISB Hyderabad campus.
Speaking at a plenary session, Dr Sapna Poti, Director, Strategic Alliances Division, Office of the Chief Scientific Advisor, Government of India, said: While quite a few startups are creating tons of job opportunities, there are also a few fly-by-night startups that disappear after their first round of funding. ”
“There is still a great need to have quality incubators in the country to mentor startups for innovation,” she added.
Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi Nadendla, Deputy Director General of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, GOI, spoke on the importance of innovation in agriculture and how technology is driving agriculture forward.
“Technology has led every aspect of agriculture. From quality seeds to sowing techniques, irrigation, harvesting, storage and post-harvest, technology is the catalyst that completes the agricultural value chain,” she said.
Dr. Anamika Dey, CEO of Gujarat Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network (GIAN), emphasized the need to bridge the language gap and accessibility of funding between policy implementers and innovators at the grassroots level. says so. It never saw the light of day due to the language barrier. Local languages are very important in promoting startup culture among grassroots innovators. Grassroots innovators are often uneducated and have minimal levels of awareness. Policy makers and businesses need to work to bridge this gap and raise awareness among grassroots innovators about the funding ecosystem and the different stages of innovation. ”
Bharat Lal, Executive Director of the National Center for Good Governance (NCCG), shared an anecdote from his journey as a policy maker, highlighting the importance of the policy-making process and how effective governance is in the policy-making and implementation process. Emphasize how you play an important role.
The roundtable was also hosted by India Data Portal (IDP), an initiative of BIPP-ISB to make open data easily accessible to all. His Professor Ashwini Chhatre, Executive Director of the Bertie Institute for Public Policy, said: In the post-pandemic era, it is very important to bring conversations between multiple stakeholders in the context of data. ”
This session will explore the critical need and importance of knowledge and skill sets to know which data is worth extracting and which is not, given the vast amount of data that is generated. Focused on sex. Experts also detailed initiatives the government is working on in the form of open data portals to meet the growing demand for available data. Think tanks, researchers, academics, and policy makers are also domain experts due to the lack of a central portal to access data, standard nomenclature formats, problems faced in comparing data across diverse datasets, etc. discussed the issues of
Earlier, Asian News International (ANI) Editor-in-Chief Smita Parkash spoke at a session on “Role of Media in Governance and Public Policy.” She argued that the media would become active tools to influence public policy rather than silent bystanders, and would actively participate in the deliberations of policy decisions by bridging the communication gap between policy makers, researchers and the public. said he could participate.
An innovation sandbox video presentation session was also held and five proposals were selected. Sandbox presentations covered a range of themes including responsible migration, climate smart agriculture, sustainability, rational use and reducing the waste of medical oxygen in the second he COVID-19 system and the national pension system has been taken up.