Science Technology & Innovation Policy 2020
(STIP 2020)

As India and the world reorients in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, a landmark policy initiative has been flagged off jointly by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India (Office of PSA) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP 2020) by way of its decentralized, bottom-up and inclusive design process aims to restrategize priorities, sectoral focus and methods of research and technology development for larger socio-economic welfare.

A participative model with 4 interconnected tracks has been envisioned to formualte the STIP 2020. Track I being led by us at the Science Policy Forum (SPF) aims to create a repository of public voices that will act as a guiding force for the drafting process. Track II consultations comprises 21 expert-driven thematic collectives to feed evidence based recommendations into the policy drafting process. Track III brings together Ministries and States in extensive engagement through nominated nodal officers and Track IV is the binding force that draws upon apex level multi-stakeholder engagement at the national and global levels. Inputs from these wide-ranging deliberations will finally culminate into the STIP 2020.

We at the SPF, jointly with STIP 2020 Secretariat and Gubbi Labs, have designed six instruments to guide the representative vision of Track 1:

In Conversation With 

The ‘Public & Experts Consultation’ track of the process is planned to have interviews with experts and leaders in various capacities to provide inputs for the upcoming Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP2020). These moderated interviews will feature institutional leaders, industry leaders, thought leaders in various fields including parliamentarians, policy scholars and accomplished researchers. The interviews will be in an online format that would be open to the public through live streaming on different platforms. (Read more…)

Across the table

One of the set of activities planned under the ‘Public & Experts Consultation’ track is to hear out different perspectives from experts in various fields through a series of participatory discussions. These discussions, about 15 in total, are themed around 21 identified thematic groups, which would be impacted by the country’s science, technology and innovation policies. The discussions are designed as online panels of experts, with each panel consisting of three to five members, who talk about the relevance of STI policies in their field.  (Read more…) 

Policy Compass

As India and the world reorients in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, a landmark policy initiative has been flagged off jointly by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India (Office of PSA) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP 2020) by way of its decentralized, bottom-up and inclusive design process aims to restrategize priorities, sectoral focus, and methods of research and technology development for larger socio-economic welfare. (Read more…)

Open Letter

The ‘Open Letter’ series aims to gather expressions in writing across the country. This will begin with a common article informing about Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2020 (STIP2020), its process, themes and modes through which you can be a part in STIP 2020 policy making process, in various national and regional newspapers. In order to make this inclusive and give you an opportunity to be a part of this initiative the article will be published in different regional languages. (Read more…)

Thoughts for India 

Thoughts for India is a podcast series in partnership with community radios across the country in which we raise awareness about science policy, the current policy design process and how our lives are intertwined with the progress we make as a nation in these fields. It is our individual and collective voices that will ultimately become the driving force of this policy. We aim to reach out to a diverse audience in various regional languages through this podcast (Read more…)

Ideathon

Albert Einstein once said “The greatest scientists are artists as well”. With a view to seek inputs in creative ways towards the formulation of the STIP 2020, we are happy to announce an Ideathon. The Ideathon is a competition where participants are encouraged to share any concept or ideas related to their views about the STI ecosystem and what/how the policy should be addressing it. This can be in any creative form of expression.  (Read more…)

 

Ask for the changes you seek. Participate in the making of STIP 2020. Stay tuned for more details.

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