Catalyst Atal Incubation Centre, an incubation and innovation centre set up by IFMR Society under NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission, was successfully launched virtually recently. The launch was graced by Mr Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director for Atal Innovation Mission (NITI Aayog), Dr Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor at Krea University and Ms Sharon Buteau, Executive Director, LEAD at Krea University. Other dignitaries at the e-launch were Mr Mahavir Pratap Sharma (Global Chairman, TiE) and Mr Ramesh Mangleswaran (India Director, McKinsey). The centre supports and helps scale innovative startups in the inclusive tech domain, which build products focused around unserved and underserved communities in India’s last mile. Along with the launch, Catalyst AIC also announced that the ‘Call for Applications’ for the programme is now open. Entrepreneurs interested in creating valuable business opportunities for themselves and the artisan community can apply to the program by heading to the Catalyst AIC Website, here.
Deadline for applications is 05 December 2020.