Episode 10: The middle Road interviews Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission
Mr Ramanan Ramanathan is the Mission Director at Atal Innovation Mission, the flagship initiative set up by Niti Aayog to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in India. He is also on board of directors at Defense Innovation Organization and Indo US Science and Technology Forum and Chairman NZTE Beachhead India Advisory Board. Ramanan had an illustrious career in the private sector in technology and worked in leadership positions with multinationals including CMC Ltd and presently serves as a Senior Vice President at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). TCS is the largest Indian company by market capitalization and one of the most innovative technology companies in the world.
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is the driving force in promoting start-up ecosystem along with boosting policy implementation for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). Formed under the aegis of Niti Aayog, the premier think-tank of Government of India, AIM generates innovation within all actors in the society, including academia, non-profits, research organizations, Agri and Medical research to boost socio-economic wellbeing for all. It works as a collaborator and single point of contact in enabling socio-economic reforms generating measurable social change and impact. To foster world-class development and kick-start an entrepreneurship revolution, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) works through a collaborative model of enabling social change and impact. To nurture the seed of innovation, entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem, AIM has lunched five critical programs.