New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Atal Innovation Mission, India and Fund "Talent and Success", Russia for promotion of science & technology, strong foundation to the collaborative work through exchange of students, teachers, researchers and scientists between both countries. The MoU was signed on October 5, 2018.
The MoU will facilitate promotion of science & technology, strong foundation to the collaborative work through the exchange of students, teachers, researchers and scientists between India and Russia.
The MOU will provide a mechanism for taking part in establishing relationships with schools, universities, cultural institutions, science & technology and specialized educational institutions, high-tech companies, startups and innovation centres in both countries. The activities are expected to promote the creation of new scientific knowledge, generation of intellectual property, innovations and products development in both countries.
Prime Minister during his visit to Russia during 23-24th December 2015 visited Sirius Educational Centre in Sochi wherein, it was proposed to invite the Russian students to India to work with Indian students. As a prelude to the recent visit of President of Russian Federation, Mr Viadimir Putin in the first week of October 2018, ten Russian students visited India to work with ten Indian students from five Atal Tinkering Lab schools in an Innovation Boot Camp at IIT, Delhi during October 1-4, 2018.
The students worked on innovative concepts for exploring the development of new prototypes in five sectors; healthcare, space technology, clean technology, agri-technology and smart mobility. The prototypes developed were exhibited by the young student innovators before Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and President of Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Putin and on 5th October 2018.
Through this MoU, it is proposed to continue the collaborative work between Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), India and Fund "Talent and Success", Russia.