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National Innovation Council and CSIR Announce Partnership to Setup Cluster Innovation Centres to Promote Innovation

01 June 2011

The National Innovation Council (NInC) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) today announced a partnership to jointly promote Cluster Innovation Centres as part of NInC’s Industry and University Innovation Clusters initiative by joining forces with the CSIR-800 initiative of CSIR and Technopreneur Promotion Program (TePP) of DSIR. The partnership is jointly signed by the NInC Chairman and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, Shri Sam Pitroda and Prof. Samir Brahmachari, Chairman CSIR, who is also the Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology.

Realising that innovation is the engine for the growth and prosperity in the 21st century, the President of India has declared 2010 as the ‘Decade of Innovation’. To take this agenda forward, NInC has been set up to prepare a Roadmap for Innovations 2010-2020 with a focus on inclusive growth. Such a roadmap would outline interventions, policies, recommendations and methodologies to implement and foster innovation in the country especially in the 26 million MSMEs. CSIR, as a member of NInC, is a valuable partner in realizing this innovation agenda…….

Read more: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=72427

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Written by csirindia

June 2, 2011 at 8:57 am

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