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NITI Aayog partners with SAP to promote science, engineering and mathematics in schools

The partnership under government's flagship programme Atal Innovation Mission will be spread across states of Delhi/NCR, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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Aayog has on Tuesday signed a statement of intent with SAP under Atal Innovation Mission.
NEW DELHI: After Intel and IBM, NITI Aayog has now partnered with SAP to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics in 100 secondary schools in 2018.

The partnership under government's flagship programme Atal Innovation Mission will be spread across states of Delhi/NCR, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

"India's growth for next few decades will depend on innovations coming out of these tinkering labs. However, this is possible only through effective public-private partnership," Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog said.

Aayog has on Tuesday signed a statement of intent with SAP under Atal Innovation Mission.

Commenting on its collaboration with Indian government, executive board member of SAP Bernd Leukert said, "collaborating with governments and academia will allow us to further ignite innovation in India's large student population to help improve lives as well as advance the technology ecosystem as a whole".

The programme aims to enable students to learn advanced technology topics relevant to digital transformation and the internet of things e.g. design thinking methodology, introduction to programming languages and experiential science learning.

AIM's objective is to develop new programmes and policies for fostering innovation in different sectors of the economy, provide platform and collaboration opportunities for different stakeholders and create an umbrella structure to oversee innovation ecosystem of the country.

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