The Union Cabinet has approved
continuation of the Atal Innovation Mission. The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)
was set up in Niti Aayog in 2016.
It aims to promote a culture of
innovation and entrepreneurship. It seeks to create institutions and
programs that enhance innovation in schools, colleges, and entrepreneurs in
mission has two core functions: a) Entrepreneurship promotion and
b) Innovation promotion
Entrepreneur promotion is done
through Self-Employment and Talent Utilization. The Mission supports and
mentors innovators to become successful entrepreneurs.
For promoting innovation, three
schemes have been undertaken: a) Atal Tinkering Labs, b) Atal Incubation
Centres and c) Scale up support to established incubators.
Atal Tinkering Labs are established across
schools in India. The objective is to a) foster curiosity, creativity and
imagination among young children; and b) inculcate skills such as design mind
set, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc.
Atal Incubation Centre scheme seeks
to establish new incubation centres to support innovative start-up businesses to
become scalable and sustainable enterprises.
Scale up support to established incubators
scheme seeks to augment capacity of established incubation centres by providing