The CM said that State Government has implemented the “Student Start-Up and Innovation” policy to provide a suitable platform to young innovators and entrepreneurs.
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Organizations in the state including GUSEC, VSCIC, i-create, i-hub are working in coordination with the state government to make Gujarat a hub of start-up ecosystem and provide support to young innovators and entrepreneurs from incubation, prototype development to marketing and branding ideas. Under the Start Up and Innovation Policy, assistance up to Rs. 2.5 lakh is provided to young entrepreneurs and researchers. Today, Gujarat is taking a strong step towards attaining a leading position in the field of science, technology and innovation.
Due to lack of knowledge or fear of what people would think good ideas were not able to come out. Today, the state government is committed to provide the right platform and right environment to every start-up idea through sound government policies, schemes and coordination with educational institutions. With a wide spectrum of opportunities available today, students and entrepreneurs are opening and coming out with their ideas. With the inspiration of entrepreneurs and researchers today, a powerful medium for career building is emerging for the youth across the state apart from jobs. Such start-ups are truly self-reliant (Aatmanirbhar) and provide employment to others along with their growth. Schemes like Digital India, Start-up India, Stand-up India, Aatmanirbhar Bharat will truly realize the dream of “Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat “.
Education Minister Jitubhai Vaghani said that in the coming years, the number of people working in the innovation sector in India will be double and India will take a leading position in the world in the field of start-ups and innovation. A budget of Rs. 500 crores has been allocated by the Gujarat government this year for the start-up and innovation sector, which shows the commitment of the government for the development of the start-up and innovation sector under the successful leadership of the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel.
Education Minister further said that Entrepreneurs up to the age of 35 years can help in making the nation self-reliant by working in the research and development and start-up sector under the state government’s start-up and innovation policy. For which the State Government is committed to provide benefits.
The Vikram Sarabhai Children’s Innovation Centre identifies youth and child researchers, encourages their research propensity and provides them with a systematic institutional framework. This innovation centre is the first of its kind in the country which provides medium for children’s thinking, research and problem solving skills.