Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)

Context: GITA Foundation Day

Analysis

  • Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) is a “not–for–profit” Section-8 Public Private Partnership (PPP) company promoted jointly by the Technology Development Board (TDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  • The Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry had, in 2010, recommended incorporation of a Government’s arm’s length entity under PPP mode to professionally manage the Government’s funds for providing flexibility to industry for undertaking R&D along with global partners.
  • The GITA platform encourages industrial investments in innovative technology solutions by
  1. Mapping technology gaps,
  2. Undertaking expert evaluation of technologies available across the globe,
  3. Facilitating techno–strategic collaborative partnerships appropriate for Indian economy
  4. Connecting industrial and institutional partners for synergistic matchmaking and
  5. Providing soft funding for technology development / acquisition / deployment.

Mission

  • To catalyze India’s recognition as a key innovator and provider of technologies at the global level.
  • To inspire Indian industrial community to recognize RD&D (Research Development & Deployment) as a key and sustainable driver for individual and collective business growth.
  • To enhance risk appetite of Indian industry for taking up innovative projects by inculcating a culture of RD&D (Research Development & Deployment) and sensitizing the importance of protecting intellectual property.
  • To create a vibrant skilled work force to take up research activities and in turn strengthen the RD&D (Research Development & Deployment) ecosystem of India.
  • To become an enabler for transfer of world class technologies to India through viable arrangements.

Mandate

  • Funding

    GITA extends financial support in form of Grant/ Conditional Grant to promote industrial R&D, Innovation, Technology Acquisition and International S & T collaborative efforts.
  • Capacity building

    GITA catalyzes innovation and empowers ideas by offering specialized Information, matchmaking, IP protection etc. in the areas of technology design and IPR management.
  • Strengthening ecosystem

    GITA is involved in Technical, Financial, Strategic policy research and recommendation to industry, research institution, State & Central Government and offers global networking platforms.
  • Deployment

    GITA is mandated to facilitate the implementation of various innovative and revolutionary scientific and technological industrial research and development projects worldwide.

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