The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge to identify the best Indian Apps that are already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale and become world class Apps in their respective categories.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged people of tech community to participate in Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge. This will run in two tracks- Promotion of Existing Apps and Development of New Apps.
In a LinkedIn post, Mr Modi said, for promotion of existing Apps and platforms across the categories of E-learning, Work-from-Home, Gaming, Business, Entertainment, Office Utilities, and Social Networking, Government will provide mentoring, hand-holding and support. Track one will work in mission mode for identifying good quality Apps for the leader-board and will be completed in around a month. For incubating new Apps and Platforms, Track two initiative will work to help create new champions in India by providing support in ideation, incubation, prototyping and roll out along with market access.
The Prime Minister added that the outcome of this challenge will be to give better visibility and clarity to existing Apps to achieve their goals, and to create tech products to find solutions to tech conundrums with the help of mentorship, tech support and guidance during the entire life-cycle. Mr Modi said there is tremendous scope among these sectors for new Apps which solve specific issues for India and the world.
He said India has a very vibrant tech and start up ecosystem, which has done India proud nationally as well as globally. He also said there is a huge potential of Indian market and the scale products can achieve if they can satisfy the demands of the market. Nowadays, huge interest and enthusiasm are being seen among the start-up and tech ecosystem to innovate, develop and promote homegrown apps.
The Prime Minister said, today, when the entire nation is working towards creating an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, it is a good opportunity to give direction to their efforts, momentum to their hard-work and mentorship to their talent to evolve Apps which can satisfy our market as well as compete with the world. He said this challenge is being launched to help India’s start-up and tech community achieve this objective.