Task force to evolve steps to boost India’s innovation ecosystem
Task force to evolve steps to boost India’s innovation ecosystem [Governance]
The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) has decided to set up a Task Force on Innovation.
It will comprise members from the industry and the government and will assess India’s position as an innovative country.
It will suggest measures to enhance the innovation ecosystem and improve the country’s ranking in the Global Innovation Index (GII).
India’s ranking in GII-2016 rose 15 places to 66th position.
The Cell for intellectual property rights (IPR) Promotion and Management and the DIPP has invited ideas and suggestions from the public.
In the GII 2016, India retained the top rank in Information and Communication Technology Service Export.
India is top-ranked economy in Central and Southern Asia, and shows particular strengths in tertiary education and R&D, including global R&D intensive firms, the quality of its universities and scientific publications.
India ranks second on innovation quality amongst middle-income economies.
India also recorded a good performance in the GII model’s newly incorporated research talent in business enterprise, where it ranks 31st.