About Aspire

The Indian economy has undergone a structural change over the last decade, and technology aided by qualified manpower resources has played an important role in bringing about this transformation.


It is also clear that India is increasingly integrating itself with the world economy to become globally competitive, as demonstrated by its increasing share in world exports. To sustain this trend, the government is consciously bringing in Science, Innovation and Technology (SIT) to the centre stage and integrating it with the developmental agenda of the nation.

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ROAD MAP
The initiative was kickstarted as a Programme of DST at ASCI, to begin with. Simultaneously, efforts are being made to develop the initiative into a Centre of Excellence and/or as a full-fledged separate entity in the form of an Academy, viz. ASPIRE, in the next two years after taking necessary approvals.


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THRUST AREAS
The following areas are of focus for ASPIRE:
  • Food-, nutritional-, energy- & environmental security
  • Water and natural resources management, affordable health-care and climate change
  • Human development (health, education and gender equality)

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