The Policy Analytics and Insights Unit (PAIU) is established by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India to support initiatives & processs by providing data-driven policy analysis and insights.
PAIU aims to build in-house capacity to supplement evidence- informed and outcome-driven STI policy advice. With the help of systemic and empirical policy research, the Unit will create a knowledge base on standard frameworks and global best practices.
PAIU is a team of policy professionals with expertise in diverse areas of Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy, including emerging technologies, data analysis, sustainability and science, science diplomacy, international engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion in STI.
Data-driven policy research and analysis support for OPSA initiatives and its immediate needs onvarious policy matters.
Policy scouting and mapping, policy research,policy communication, technology assessment, technology strategy, technology foresight, and forecasting exercises. Policy advice for international synergies.
Workshops, training programs, and other capacity-building activities to build in-house capacity in S&T policy research and analytics.
Coordinate and support Inter-ministerial, Inter-departmental, and International collaboration. Engage with national and international partners and stakeholders to share best practices, exchange knowledge,and collaborate on initiatives related to science, technology, and innovation policies.
Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
COO/National Coordinator (I-STEM)
Professor, CeNSE, IISc Bengaluru
Chairperson, CeNSE, IISc Bengaluru