●YUKTI 2.0 Portal
•YUKTI 2.0 is an extension of ‘YUKTI (Young India combating Covid with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation) Portal’ which was launched to identify ideas relevant in Covid pandemic.
•Ministry of HRD has launched an initiative ‘YUKTI 2.0’ to help systematically assimilate technologies having commercial potential and information related to incubated startups in higher education institutions
•The Ministry has invited students, faculty members, startups and other stakeholders of higher education institutions to register on the YUKTI portal and share their technologies and innovations
•YUKTI 2.0 will also help in fostering the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in academic institutions.
•Database shared will be showcased to the investor community such as businessmen, farmers and industrialists i.e. students will be able to sell their ideas.
•However, preliminary innovations won’t be showcased on YUKTI 2.0 but only those which have commercialisation potential.
It will provide a clear picture of the state of the innovation ecosystem of our higher educational institutions.
•It will help the government to identify bottlenecks and formulate appropriate policies to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in the country.
•Further, it will offer solutions to the problems faced by the country.
[YUKTI 2.0 will also help in fostering the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in academic institutions.]