OBJECTIVES of K-DISC

Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) is a strategic think tank that advises Government on strategic directions in various spheres. Such strategic papers shall reflect the new directions in technology adaptation, innovation and progress. In addition it is entrusted with the task of creating a healthy and conducive environment for fostering innovations in the State. Existing K-DISC shall be formed as a society by the Government of Kerala and registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act, 1955 for achieving any one or more of the following objectives:


a) Promotion of innovation in the State to meet pressing challenges in development through judicious application of Science and Technology, for increased productivity competitiveness and employment, and to foster equitable and inclusive development.

b) Establishment of a supportive eco system for innovation across the state that facilitates experimentation, risk taking and creativity.

c) Strengthening of skills, behaviours and attitudes of knowledge economy talent pool, particularly of the youth, to strengthen innovation and eliminate barriers to physical, human and knowledge capital.

d) Enhancing of innovation spirit and talent, specifically young talent, by supporting greater innovation at institutional level including teaching institutions, Medium Small and Micro Industries, Research and Development institutions, Government Departments, Public and Private sector bodies, Local Government and Corporates.

e) Knowledge creation and management as well as addressing information asymmetries related to innovation.

f) Developing strategies for strengthening capabilities in proactively developing Industrial Revolution 4.0 Technologies in the State jointly with Universities, Research Centres and Academic Institutions and promoting the development of start-ups jointly with the Kerala Start up Mission and innovation collectives in the State.

g) Providing support to the Government in establishing Centres of Excellences in key areas of the Knowledge Economy and develop systems for Digital Transformation in various sectors jointly with Universities and other Institutions in the State.

h) Developing systems for translational Engineering in the State jointly with Universities for translating research in Research and Development Centres into Start-ups and Innovation Collectives.

i) Systematic promotion of grass root level and rural innovations and linking them to the Innovation Ecosystem.

 

 

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