Science India Discussion board (SIF) GCC Chapters together with Division of Science & Expertise, Authorities of India, just lately organised a digital assembly for an in depth dialogue concerning the second post-draft Science Expertise and Innovation Coverage (STIP) session with Indian scientific and tutorial diaspora from the GCC international locations.
The speaker on the event was Dr Akhilesh Gupta, Adviser Scientist-G & Head STIP-2020 Secretariat, Division of Science and Expertise, India, who deliberated on the draft of the fifth STIP. Dr Gupta in his informative and complete presentation highlighted the important thing options of the brand new open science coverage and mentioned for the primary time Indian diaspora are being consulted in coverage formulation. STIP focuses on leveraging the interior power of the nation by making India self-reliant by means of science and know-how interventions and on the identical time proactively selling worldwide co-operation.
He highlighted that previously seven years, there was unprecedented progress in science and know-how, and the brand new coverage captures this progress and prepares India for a brighter future.
Dr Gupta additional emphasised that inclusiveness was the mantra for the coverage. “With round 300 rounds of session and practically 43,000 contributors, the session within the pre-draft stage of the coverage formulation has maybe been one of many largest, widest, and quickest,” he added.
Jayant Sahastrabuddhe, who presided over the session, mentioned that the Authorities of India had put your entire coverage draft in public area for session so that folks from totally different strata of society, who’re engaged with science, know-how and innovation, can put ahead their ideas earlier than January 31, 2021. He added that the session has offered alternative to look into the salient options of the upcoming coverage and the ideas of all stakeholders will assist strengthen the coverage.
The webinar was attended by 150 Indian scientific diaspora, thought leaders, academicians and distinguished group leaders from the GCC area. Attendees offered ideas on challenges to cowl the Article Processing Cost (APC) in facilitating open science coverage, availability of post-doc fellowships in India, interconnectivity of state-level establishments to take care of high-quality requirements, watertight compartments in definition of science, contribution of the brand new coverage in direction of Industrial Revolution 4.0, registration means of innovation incubators in India and so forth. The presentation is out there on SIF Qatar YouTube Channel for many who missed it.