Mr. Ramanan Ramanathan is the Mission Director at Atal Innovation Mission, the flagship initiative set up by Niti Aayog to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in India. He is also on the board of directors at Defense Innovation Organization and Indo US Science and Technology Forum and Chairman NZTE Beachhead India Advisory Board. Ramanan had an illustrious career in the private sector in technology and worked in leadership positions with multinationals, including CMC Ltd, and presently serves as a Senior Vice President at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). TCS is the largest Indian company by market capitalization and one of the most innovative technology companies in the world.
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is the driving force in promoting the start-up ecosystem and boosting policy implementation for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). Formed under the aegis of Niti Aayog, the premier think-tank of the Government of India, AIM generates innovation within all actors in the society, including academia, non-profits, research organizations, Agri and Medical research to boost socio-economic wellbeing for all. It works as a collaborator and single point of contact in enabling socio-economic reforms generating measurable social change and impact. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) works through a collaborative model of enabling social change and impact to foster world-class development and kick-start an entrepreneurship revolution. AIM has launched five critical programs to nurture the seed of innovation, entrepreneurship, and start-up ecosystem.