CII is launching its National Journal of Technology Leadership and Innovation. The Journal is named as ‘STRIDE’, which also abbreviates for the core themes and focus areas of the journal - Science, Technology, Research, IP, Design & Entrepreneurship. The Journal is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, special expertise periodical. It broadcasts and presents ‘unique, original & impactful’ technologies and innovation accomplished by industry, researchers, academia and the Indian science and technology ecosystem at large.
With technology playing an integral role in India’s big leap towards AatmaNirbhar Bharat, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is strategizing for a new orbit in shaping technology for India’s growth trajectory. Indeed, CII has defined its theme for 2021-22 as 'Building India for a New World: Competitiveness, Growth, Sustainability, Technology.' This Journal explores the opportunities and scope of technology, design and innovation ecosystem of India in particular. It highlights and reinforces unique strengths of Indian industry and research institutions and features the development in latest technology frontiers which are going to influence and shape up the future of India (& world) in the coming decade.
The papers featured in the journal will have technology leadership perspective oriented with key focus on innovation, design, IP and techno-commercial applications. The Journal will also feature successful innovation case studies from industry, and a section on worked-upon-innovation ideas. The innovation ideas presented are planned to be the blue-prints of innovative (not necessarily unique in every case) which can be picked up for incubation and development by any research lab or tech-centre across the nation. In doing so, and in the process of publishing blueprints of these untested-innovation ideas, the journal is also envisaged to become a national repository of innovative ideas, while enabling collaborations.
We would like to thank our patrons from the Dept. of Science & Technology, Office of Principal Scientific Advisor to the GoI, and the Dept. for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, leading industry leaders, eminent scientists and academicians, and international agencies with whom we had a series of interactions to converge on the expectations and eventual features of this journal. We look forward to having further views and feedback to help us in improvising and continuously evolving the journal and its impact.