19 July, New Delhi
With objectives to build relevant skill sets among youngsters and provide access to technology that will enable solutions, NITI Aayog Tuesday said it has signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with Intel India as a part of its flagship programme the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).
“Intel will co-lead the creation and management of ten ATLs as State Hubs. These laboratories intend to impact 250,000 youth with innovation skills and skills for the future across 500 communities and schools,” NITI Aayog said in a statement.
CEO, NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant said, “If India needs to grow consistently at 9-10 per cent over the next three decades, it is absolutely essential that we are able to build innovative solutions to our unique problems.”
Intel will support NITI Aayog in building capacities of mentors and developing linkages with Maker ecosystem for quality improvement of projects made by youth, facilitating ideation, design thinking and prototyping workshops through industry experts and co-lead an innovation festival which reaches out to 500,000 young innovators.
On this occasion President, Intel Foundation and Vice President, Intel Corporation, Rosalind L Hudnell said, “Intel believes that it is more important than ever to invest in youth and innovation. That’s why we are proud to be a part of the Atal Innovation Mission to launch tinkering labs throughout India, which will ultimately help millions of children across the country develop the skills they need to be competitive as tomorrow’s workforce.”
NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission, especially the Atal Tinkering Labs, will enable the creation of millions of child innovators who will bloom into young entrepreneurs, thus enabling India’s unprecedented growth.