The proposed innovation centre would serve as a connecting link between efforts at state levels.
While addressing a Seminar "Innovation : the torchbearer of 21st Century" held on under the aegis of Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015 at Gandhinagar, Union minister of state for science and technology, Mr Y S Chowdary said that his ministry is thinking to establish an Indian Innovation Centre and all states of the country will be members of this innovation centre. He also expresses the need to establish science city in every state of country.
Mr Chowdary spoke about the challenges that science sector is facing. He said that many scientists published many research papers but they did not get proper connectivity and network. Innovations have been done but they did not get proper recognition. Innovation can solve the problem of how to showcase once a product is in the market and how to reach the needful people, he added. The minister said that youth get certificates but not skills and that creates the problem of unemployment. Each and every youth should get the job that is the challenge for us today.
Mr Chowdary stressed the significance of innovation by saying that through innovation we can promote women to enhance their productivity, farmers to take insurance for their health and crop, development of medical instruments and applications. He said that his Ministry is committed to recognize the need of people and promote the innovations for them.
During the seminar, Gujarat chief minister Ms Anandiben Patel inaugurated Gujarat Innovation portal and Gujarat National Law University‘s centre for intellectual property rights centre. Some MoUs were also signed with leading biotech and IT companies.