CKIC-DRIIVCEO Message

Message from the CEO

Shipra Misra

ceo@driiv.co.in

I'm delighted to introduce DRIIV (Delhi Research Implementation and Innovation) in our first newsletter. DRIIV is an initiative of the office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India (GoI). It is one of the six Science and Technology (S&T) clusters set up across the country to use scientific research and innovation for India's socio-economic development towards Atmanirbhar Bharat. The clusters are a thriving ecosystem of eminent academic institutions, national & state research laboratories, industry partners, start-ups, MSMEs, relevant ministries, state governments and philanthropic foundations that come together to solve problems of national relevance.

DRIIV (brand name for the Delhi S&T cluster) is currently working on environmental and societal problems pertinent to Delhi and neighbouring regions. These include issues related to Waste to Wealth, Water Security, Air Pollution, application of Deep Tech (AI/ML) (e.g. developingearly warning systems for Covid mutations), Sustainable Mobility (e.g. e-mobility infrastructure, digitisation of public transport, passenger safety) and Effective Education (developing new experiential pedagogies for STEM using aforementioned real life issues). We are also in the process of introducing Agriculture/Food Security as a new vertical and augment the Healthcare vertical with additional capabilities in biotechnology. Given the national relevance of these issues, the solutions are scalable countrywide and we actively work with other S&T clusters and industry partners to take the technology from lab to market.

DRIIV's technical prowess comes from the collective expertise and shared facilities of its premieremember base (currently c. 40, and growing) comprising of elite institutes (eg. IITD, IIITD, IITISM etc.), national research labs (eg. CSIR-IGIB, NPL, THSTI, ICAR etc.) and leading private players (e.g. Ashoka University, BML Munjal university, Google Research etc.). DRIIV's location in the national capital adds physical proximity to the policymakers, who are already deeply engaged with the S&T clusters, via the O/o PSA. These unique advantages allow DRIIV to create a significant impact at national/international scale.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite relevant stakeholders and industry partners (corporates, PSUs, NGOs, startups, MSMEs etc.) to join us in this journey of Nation Building.

DRIIV Getting Media Attention

The Times of India

IIT-D likely to be House knowledge partner; keep MPs updated on 5G, climate:

As a 'Knowledge Partner', experts from IIT Delhi would share crucial information on topics such as 5G technology pollution, and climate change with MPs... the institute is associated with DRIIV…to fight air pollution in Delhi NCR... read more

The Times of India

EV-ready by March? Bus trial held on Delhi-Jaipur highway:

The pilot project involving Delhi Research Implementation Innovation, a Government of India initiative, along with IIT Delhi, was conducted under project National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV)... read more

The Statesman

DRIIV & GMDA join hands to implement environmental sustainability initiatives:

GMDA and DRIIV, an initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI, have signed an umbrella MoU to jointly implement various Sustainability and Smart Cities initiatives... read more

Prittle Prattle

DRIIV & GMDA signs MoU to implement environmental sustainability initiatives:

DRIIV, an initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI, has signed an umbrella MoU with the GMDA to implement various Sustainability and Smart Cities initiatives on the ground jointly... read more

The Times of India

Startups to map pollution hotspots in Gurugram:

The S & T Cluster, a consortium of startups, academic institutions and corporates under DRIIV has tied up with GMDA to locate pollution hotspots and deploy tech-based solutions to monitor and mitigate air pollution... read more

MINT

'Can adapt our COVID model to any infectious disease':

Shipra Misra, CEO & MD of DRIIV, the umbrella body for the Delhi NCR S&T cluster talks about the progress the foundation is making with….the move to introduce solar-powered interoperable EV charging stations & the use of AI in healthcare... read more