Mumbai, June 2022: Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog organised the National Outreach Meet for the second edition of the Atal New India Challenge at International Centre Goa, hosted by AIC-GIM Foundation.
Atal New India Challenge is a flagship program of Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog. The program aims to seek, select, support and nurture technology-based innovations that solve sectoral challenges of national importance and societal relevance. Continuing on the path to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country, AIM has launched the Atal New India Challenge (ANIC) 2.0 program to proactively collaborate with esteemed Ministries and the associated industries, and provide a steady stream of innovative products & solutions. Each ANIC winner will be eligible for a funding of up to INR 1 crore. These winners will get mentorship, networking and incubation support by Atal Incubation Centres across the country.
The sectors in which ANIC 2.0 launched the challenges include E-mobility, Road Transportation, Space Technology and Application, Sanitation, Medical Devices and Equipment, Waste Management and Agriculture.
Mr. Pramit Dash, Program Director, AIM, NITI Aayog, interacted with Atal Incubation Centres and startups from Goa present at the event. He highlighted the relevance of ANIC 2.0 in the current innovation landscape and encouraged the stakeholders to champion the program at national and state level. He emphasised on supporting 100+ innovations in the year 2022-23 through ANIC 2.0, across sectors.
The first edition of the ANIC program received more than 1000 applications for 24 challenges and is currently supporting 30+ startups through grants, partnerships, networking, tech support, mentorship, infrastructure and access to investors.
Rajesh JOSHI CEO, AIC GIM Foundation said “ This is A huge opportunity for GOA startups & innovators to participate and be recognised at national Level by delivering products, services & solutions to Government of India Ministries & Department. We will also assist and mentor ANIC 1.0 & 2.0 startup applicants to get pilot opportunities with Government of GOA Departments”