Report on Evaluation of Innovation Excellence Indicators of Public-Funded R&D Organisations

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The Report on Evaluation of Innovation Excellence Indicators of Public Funded R&D Organisations was released by Professor K VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India on March 10, 2022.

The report on Evaluation of Innovation Excellence Indicators of Public Funded R&D Organisations was successfully launched by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) virtually on March 10, 2022.

The report has resulted in the institutionalisation of the process of benchmarking the public-funded R&D institutions. 

While addressing the launch session, Professor K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA), Government of India, stated that India’s public R&D organisations are increasingly being recognised as drivers of this innovation ecosystem across diverse sectors. As India enters 75th year of Independence, the time is apt to evaluate our scientific prowess and achievements in the light of emerging national priorities and commitments towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.

As the world transitions from the worst ever pandemic to an era of technology driven growth, we, as a nation aspire to invest 4% of GDP in R&D by 2047. This calls for a focused approach by both the government and the private sector, R&D Labs and academia, highlighted Mr. Vipin Sondhi, Chair, CII National Mission on Tech, Innovation & Research and former MD & CEO, Ashok Leyland Ltd & JCB India Ltd. 

Dr. Arabinda Mitra, Hon. Distinguished Fellow and Former Scientific Secretary, Office of the PSA highlighted that this unique and first of its kind initiative has been made possible by the constructive participation of all laboratories and stakeholders. 

Dr. Parvinder Maini, Scientific Secretary, Office of the PSA appreciated the importance of the aforesaid comprehensive exercise as it will help the labs to understand the gaps and areas of improvement. She stated that in the next round of the exercise, the framework will be strengthened to include new indicators to reflect Government’s commitment towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.

The report, which is jointly prepared by the Office of PSA, CII and the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Economic Research (CTIER), is based on 62 exhaustive parameters covering Socio-economic Impact; Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), Excellence, and Organisational Effectiveness. 

The report shall go a long way in fostering a techno-innovation and R&D ecosystem, that can quantifiably contribute to the economic development, social inclusion and sustainability for achieving an all-encompassing, technology-driven Atmanirbhar Bharat.

The Report is available at:

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