Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, 2020


Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, 2020


As India and the world reorient in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, a landmark policy initiative has been flagged by the Government of India. The Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, 2020 (STIP2020) formulation process will be facilitated 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)/ . It is one of the most significant events amidst many important changes in the past decade that have necessitated the formulation of a new outlook and strategy for Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI). 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 four interconnected tracks that has been envisioned to formulate the STIP 2020. The details on various tracks and the entire process can be accessed here.(

Track 1Track 1Extended public and expert consultation
Track 2Track 2Thematic group
Track 3Track 3Ministries and State consultation
Track 4Track 4Apex Level Multi Stakeholder consultation

- Track I 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

- 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 lead to STIP 2020.

Contribute to the formation of India's New Science, Technology & Innovation Policy 2020

There are multiple ways to engage with the policymaking process. With the dual purpose of outreach and input gathering, six unique national-level initiatives have been launched. Through live virtual conversations with dynamic experts, thematic webinars, focused survey instruments, digital and print media campaigns along with community radio broadcasts, STIP2020 aims to generate a wide-ranging national engagement. To coordinate the end-to-end policy process, STIP 2020 Secretariat is set up at DST (Technology Bhavan) which will have joint and seamless functioning between Office of PSA and DST. Sincere efforts have been put by the STIP 2020 Secretariat and Science Policy Forum to ensure a comprehensive representation of the nation's plurality. For the design and implementation support in the public consultation process, Science Policy Forum has partnered with Gubbi Labs and Rockstar Social.

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