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New Delhi : Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, in partnership with Dassault Systèmes is all set to rave up the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem across the country. A Statement of Intent (SoI) was signed between AIM and Dassault Systèmes on September 16, 2021, at a virtual event to support various current and future initiatives of AIM and AIM beneficiaries in India.
Under this SoI, Dassault Systèmes will support and promote AIM beneficiaries including Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs), AIM incubators (AICs and EICs), Atal Community Innovation Centres (ACIC), grantees under Atal New India Challenge (ANIC), and Atal Research & Innovation for Small Enterprise (ARISE).
With an aim to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship amongst aspiring entrepreneurs, this programme will act as a catalyst for an open innovation collaboration to accelerate disruptive innovation in the community, according to a PIB release.
The SoI features six aspects of engagement between Dassault and AIM, NITI Aayog. They include access to Dassault Systèms 3DEXPERIENCE Lab start-up acceleration programmeto selected AIM start-ups; mentorship to selected AIM start-ups for capability building of their products; 3DEXPERIENCE Lab related global community access to selected AIM start-ups; industry connect for selected AIM start-ups with Dassault Systèmes worldwide customers, partners and technology collaborators as and when applicable; participation of selected AIM start-ups in Dassault Systèms national and global events; and organisation and participation at joint events, hackathons, challenges with AIM and NITI Aayog
Expressing his views, Mission Director AIM, Dr Chintan Vaishnav, said that the partnership with Dassault is a win-win partnership and earmarks the expanding ecosystem of AIM in the country across all the beneficiaries. “This initiative will open a new window for select Indian startups as they get access to the Dassault Systèms global start up ecosystem- their accelerator programme and a chance to connect with peers, industry experts, engineers, designers, and be a part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, which I must say I am very excited about because of its ability to accelerate startups, and with community worldwide,” he added.
Managing Director, India, Dassault Systèms, Deepak NG while sharing his views said that the engagement with AIM is the beginning of a long-term relationship that reinforces Dassault’s commitment to nurture an ecosystem of makers, innovators in the country.
“Our engagement with AIM will further strengthen on our common objectives on how startups can leverage technology, industry best practices and policies driven by the Government,” he said and added, “Our 3DEXPERIENCE lab will give access to technology and community to emerging startups in new domains like electric vehicles, batteries and charging infrastructure, medical devices, energy and materials sector and even to frugal innovators providing sustainable solutions for the industry of the future,” he said.