To push the entrepreneurship skills in the nation, the Central Government has launched the Startup Academia Alliance programme under the Startup India programme.
This will promote collaboration between academic scholars and startups working in similar domains.
The new programme will reduce the gap between scientific research and its industrial applications.
The first phase of Startup Academia Alliance was an initiative of Regional Centre for Biotechnology, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Council on Energy, Environment and Water, and TERI School of Advanced Studies.
Many known personalities from energy, biotechnology, healthcare and life sciences were taken on board to provide mentorship and guidance to startups working in relevant arenas.