Monday, 11 March 2013

Govt. of India has announced, 'Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy-2013


The Government has announced the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy-2013 which aims to provide both investment of science led technology and innovation in select areas of socio-economic importance. 

Accordingly, the STI Policy seeks to: 
(i) Enhance India`s global share of scientific publications from the present 3.5% to 7.0 %; 
(ii) Establish world class infrastructure for Research and Development (R&D) in some select areas; 
(iii) Make careers in science, research and innovation attractive enough for talented and bright minds;
 (iv) Create an environment for enhanced private sector participation in R&D, technology and innovation;
 (v) Seed S&T based high risk Innovation; 
(vi) Participate in international R&D projects that are high cost and high science. 

Policy aims to double the global share of Indian research publications and quadruple the number of research papers in the top 1% journals from current levels by 2020. Global share of Indian publication was observed 3.5% in 2011 and percantage of Indian publication in the top 1% impact making journal was 2.5%. 

It further aims to attract private sector in R&D, performance linked reward and investment, gender parity, inter university centres etc.

A strong and viable Science, Research and innovation System for High Technology-led path for India (SRISHTI) is the goal of the new STI policy as mentioned in a press release through press information bureau.
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Source: Press Information Bureau
http://www.dst.gov.in/sti-policy-eng.pdf
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