The Ministry of Human Resource Development launched YUKTI 2.0, an initiative to help systematically assimilate technologies having commercial potential and information related to incubated startups in higher education institutions. It was launched on June 23, 2020.
It is an extension of YUKTI (Young India combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation) Portal which was launched in April 2020.
In this article, we shall discuss at length the objectives of the YUKTI Portal and its extended version YUKTI 2.0. It is an important topic for candidates preparing for the upcoming government and IAS Exam.
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YUKTI 2.0 – Key Points
- Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched YUKTI 2.0 in June 2020
- It is focused on creating a national database of technologies and innovations along with their commercialisation potential and also the startups from our academic institutes
- Under this initiative, students, faculty members, startups and other stakeholders of higher education institutions can register on the YUKTI Portal and share their innovations and technologies
- This initiative is in line with the Government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat Campaign, as it will help in fostering the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Indian academic institutions
Some key points of information about YUKTI 2.0 are given below:
|Full Name of Initiative||YUKTI 2.0 – Platform for Higher Institutions|
|Government Ministry||Ministry of Human Resource Development|
|Launch Date||June 23, 2020|
What is the significance of YUKTI 2.0?
- It will improvise the innovation ecosystem of the country and assist the Government in formulating policies that can promote and enhance innovation and technologies in the country
- The initiative will also support the startups and technologies from academic institutions and strengthen entrepreneurship in India
- Through YUKTI 2.0, your entrepreneurs shall be brought in contact with mentors and investors to take their innovations a step ahead
How will the innovations reach out to the world?
Under YUKTI, all the registered and valued innovations will be promoted through various means:
- Access shall be provided for networking events and platforms
- An opportunity to pitch the proposal in front of the investors shall be provided
- The applicants will get access to the repository to know more about the technologies in interdisciplinary domains
- Assistance will be provided to reach out to the nearest incubator and accelerator
- For the incubation of technologies, funding support will also be provided after a selection process
Through this platform, an overall development opportunity shall be provided to the young innovators and entrepreneurs of the country.
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Innovations under YUKTI 2.0
As of March 2021, more than 19000 submissions have been made in various sectors of innovation. Discussed below are the major sectors in which the innovations are being made and the states with the maximum submissions.
The table given below mentions the five sectors in which the maximum innovations are being done, along with their percentage contribution:
|Top Sectors of Innovation (as of March 2021)|
|Sector||Percentage contribution (of the total submissions)|
|Healthcare and Pharma||19.4%|
|Electronics and IoT||14.2%|
|Agriculture and Allied Industries||12.4%|
|Information and Communication Technologies||9.3%|
|Water, Sanitisation and Waste Management||7.6%|
YUKTI Portal – Young India Combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation Portal
- It is a Portal which is managed by the Ministry of Human Resouce Development and All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE)
- The YUKTI Portal was launched on April 11, 2020, by the Union HRD Ministry Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ with an aim to monitor and record the efforts and initiatives of MHRD
- The portal intends to cover the different dimensions of COVID-19 challenges in a very holistic and comprehensive way
- Through this Portal, MHRD endeavours to ensure that students, teachers and researchers in higher educational institutions are getting appropriate support to meet the requirements needed to advance their technologies and innovations
- The mains aim of the portal was to keep the academic community healthy, both physically & mentally and to enable a continuous high-quality learning environment for learners
- The YUKTI portal also acts as a two-way communication channel between the Ministry of HRD and the institutions so that the Ministry can provide the necessary support system to the institutions
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