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Bayer Collaborates with Atal Innovation Mission to work towards Healthcare & Agriculture Innovations

Chintu Das
Chintu Das
D. Narain, Senior Bayer Representative South Asia and Chief Executive Officer – Bayer CropScience Limited at a webinar to announce the collaboration with AIM

"Bayer aims to push flexible, innovative technology solutions for healthcare and agriculture that allow last-mile reach by focusing on digitization. People in remote and rural areas will benefit from technological advances in healthcare and agriculture, which can help drive growth and support livelihoods "According to the press release.

Bayer has remained tight-lipped on the amount of money it would put into this initiative. "Bayer will endorse and adopt ATLs from AIM's list of pre-approved ATL schools. This will include Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka, and Gujarat, among others "In an emailed response, Bayer said.

The SoI will cover a wide range of topics, including scientific education, digital solutions, and agri-tech to improve supply chains, as well as healthcare initiatives. Bayer will also work with AIM to promote existing and future projects, as well as encourage creativity and entrepreneurship in the agriculture and healthcare industries. "Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL), a flagship program of Target, has played a critical role in cultivating ingenuity and imagination among schoolchildren.

Bayer will look for ways to tutor school children, instill design thinking, problem-solving, and adaptive learning capabilities in them, and help and adopt publicly agreed-upon classrooms, according to a press release. Bayer will also tutor young innovators and start-ups as part of the 'Atal Incubation Centres' (AIC) and 'Atal Community Growth Centres' (ACIC), and partner with them to advance the cause of innovation. In the future, Bayer would like to work with techno-preneurs from the ANIC and ARISE projects to develop digital technologies for agriculture and healthcare.

“The partnership with Bayer is a long-term strategic one for Atal Innovation Mission as their areas of expertise Agriculture, Healthcare, and Lifesciences are areas of national significance, particularly more so in the times of the Pandemic,” said R. Ramanan, Mission Director AIM, NITI Aayog, while exchanging the virtual SoI with Bayer. Using Bayer's domain experience, geographic presence, and infrastructure, the relationship will be comprehensive in scope, spurring and fostering awareness and creativity at colleges, university, and startups.”

With the Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog, Senior Bayer Representative South Asia and Chief Executive Officer – Bayer CropScience. We hope to promote creativity and entrepreneurship in India's agriculture and healthcare sectors as a result of this partnership. As part of the ‘Atal Tinkering Labs' programme, it will allow us to have many opportunities to tutor school children and instill scientific interest, as well as enable digital applications through value chains and partner with innovative start-ups. Entrepreneurship and science-led creativity will help us accelerate our progress toward doubling farmer incomes and widening access to health solutions across India at this crucial time.”

"Bayer aims to push flexible, innovative technology solutions for healthcare and agriculture that allow last-mile reach by focusing on digitization. People in remote and rural areas will benefit from technological advances in healthcare and agriculture, which can help drive growth and support livelihoods "According to the press release.

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