Mission Director Of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM): Dr Chintan Vaishnav:
Noted socio-technologist Dr Chintan Vaishnav has been appointed the mission director of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), the government’s flagship initiative under NITI Aayog.
- Vaishnav will take over from Ramanathan Ramanan later this month. Ramanan has been leading AIM as its first mission director since June 2017.
- Vaishnav is currently at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US. He holds a PhD in technology, management, and policy from MIT.
- Vaishnav is an engineer trained to understand and build large-scale systems, with both humans as well as technological complexities.
- AIM’s mission is to create and promote a vibrant ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship across the country.
- So far, AIM has established 72,59 Atal Tinkering Labs in schools across 650 districts, providing over 3.5 million students access to emerging technologies.