Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog launched its new edition of Atal Tinkering Lab, ATL handbook yesterday. It reinforces detailed establishment and operational processes of the Atal Tinkering Labs and its journey towards an innovative ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.
The handbook named ‘The Atal Tinkering Lab Handbook 2.0’ outlines a practical guidance on structural, selection, establishment and celebration aspects of the Atal Innovation Mission- AIM’s flagship ATL programme. The handbook, which is available online on AIM’s official website, also provides a detailed guidance for schools across the country on building a technically robust mechanism of grass root innovations through ATLs.
Gracing the occasion through a special video message, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar said, the second version of the ATL Handbook encompasses 3 years of on-the-ground work done by the AIM team in a framework using four key pillars of the ATL initiative – Selection, Establishment, Enablement, and Celebration.
An Atal Tinkering Lab provides a maker space where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode and learn innovation skills. To foster entrepreneurship and innovation, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog has established over 7000 ATLs across the country.