For the greatest and most cost-effective results, CSIR and industry must engage on an equal level, according to Dr. Jitendra Singh. The CSIR should reward and promote 75 of the most promising start-ups in the fields of green hydrogen, coal-to-methanol technology, telemedicine, digital health, and artificial intelligence (AI). In partnership with Industries, the CSIR has been invited to work on theme-based projects. The era of functioning in silos, according to Dr. Jitendra Singh, is finished. He claimed that the ultimate goal of all technology advancements is to provide “Ease of Living” to the average person.
- The CSIR should reward and promote 75 of the most promising start-ups in the fields of green hydrogen, coal-to-methanol technology, telemedicine, digital health, and artificial intelligence (AI)
- In partnership with Industries, the CSIR has been invited to work on theme-based projects.
- The era of functioning in silos, according to Dr. Jitendra Singh, is finished.
- He claimed that the ultimate goal of all technology advancements is to provide “Ease of Living” to the average person.
- The future economy will be heavily reliant on technology post-COVID.
- He promised industry delegates such as an audit of CSIR labs to filter out outdated research.
Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Earth Sciences, and MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy, and Space, said today that the future economy will be heavily reliant on technology post-COVID.
He told a group of officials from India’s leading industry houses, also CSIR Society members, that the public-private partnership is no longer an option but rather a requirement today. As a result, he said, CSIR and industry must work together on an equal footing to achieve the best and most cost-effective results.
Prof. K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India, Dr. Shekhar C Mande, Secretary, DSIR and Director General, CSIR, Dr. Nalin Singhal, Chief Executive Officer, BHEL, Dr. Manoj Jain, Chief Executive Officer, GAIL, Gurdeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer, NTPC, Baba Kalyani, Chief Executive Officer, Bharat Forge Ltd, Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India Limited, and
Dr. Jitendra Singh suggested that the CSIR look into incentivizing and supporting 75 of the best start-ups, particularly in the areas of Green Hydrogen, Coal to Methanol technology, Smart Mobility, Telemedicine, Digital Health, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to coincide with the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ that begins on August 15th this year.
Speaking about India’s growth over the last seven years, Dr. Jitendra Singh claimed that the current administration has abolished scientific taboos and opened the sector to private actors and start-ups. He claimed that science and technology could not flourish in the past due to a lack of resources, but this is no longer the case. India is emerging as a significant global player due to Prime Minister Modi’s privatization efforts.
The Minister stated that working in silos is finished and asked the CSIR to collaborate with industries on theme-based projects to impact the ground visibly. He requested that CSIR correctly identify stakeholders in mission areas such as green hydrogen, carbon capture, coal gasification, fly ash technology, high altitude platforms for telecommunications, surveillance, remote sensing, disaster recovery, and sectors such as drone technology and agricultural pharmaceutical chemicals. He also requested that we look into new sectors such as Additive Manufacturing, Fabrication Chemicals, and High Temperature Steams for Electrolysis.
Dr. Jitendra Singh stated that the world had witnessed Prime Minister Modi championing the cause of Green Technology to combat the difficulties posed by the Climate Crisis. In his Independence Day talk, Shri Modi stated that science and technology would play a key role when India becomes 100 in the next 25 years. He claimed that the ultimate goal of all technology advancements is to provide “Ease of Living” to the average person.
COVID-19 taught us to develop the most excellent indigenous technology applications quickly, whether it was producing ventilators by CSIR, vaccine manufacture by DBT, liquid oxygen by ISRO, or reusable PPE Kits the Department of Atomic Energy, according to Dr. Jitendra Singh. He claims that even the plan for the next 25 years will be set by scientific and technical advancements in all fields.
Dr. Jitendra Singh promised industry delegates their ideas, such as an audit of CSIR labs to filter out outdated research, the flow of investment for R&D set up, and government hand-holding in cutting-edge research through Multi-Institutional Collaborations, would be taken seriously.
Public-Private model a necessity today, CSIR and Industry must collaborate on an equal footing for best and cost-effective outcomes: Dr Jitendra Singh @IndiaDST @CSIR_IND @mygovindia @PIB_India https://t.co/jWkUe0SBZg pic.twitter.com/KMuYzATKW6— PIB in Tripura (@PIBAgartala) September 13, 2021