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India is marching ahead on the path of becoming a drone guru in the future. However, the country is lagging behind on the cyber security front. This has been revealed in the ranking released by the Consumer Electric Show (CES). The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) released the International Innovation Scorecard in the US city of Las Vegas.
India has been ranked 17th in the Innovation Adapter list of 20 countries. There are a total of four points, including telehealth and drones, in which India has got A or A+. India has got A+ in telehealth. Got A’s in the areas of drones, digital assets and artificial intelligence. At the same time, India is one of the failing countries on the cyber security front. India has scored an overall score of 2.186 in the score card based on 15 points such as technology, innovation, policy and infrastructure.
India will become the third largest drone market by 2030
According to an estimate, by 2027, there will be a need of five lakh drone pilots in India. India will become the world’s third largest drone market by 2030 after the US and China.
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India has got B plus for policy freedom, C for human resources, D plus for tax compatibility and D minus for diversity. India has been given a C score for investment in research and development. Drone startups in India have increased by 34.4 percent between August 2021 and February 2022. Currently there are around 221 registered drone startups working in the country.
Investigation on the scale of research-innovation
This CTA scorecard assesses the way research, development, technology and innovation are being used around the world and tells which areas are doing well.
Total 70 countries included in the survey
A total of 70 countries have found a place in the scorecard. The highest category in this is that of Innovation Champion. This is followed by the Leader, Adapter and Investor list.
$30 billion global drone industry
In 2022, the global drone industry will be around $ 30 billion. In this, India’s share is about seven percent with $ 2.2 billion.
The Center wants to make India the drone hub of the world by 2030. For this, the government wants to attract investment of more than $ 50 billion by 2025 in the field of manufacturing, research and development of drones. For this, the government has allocated one billion dollars of Production Linked Incentive (PLI). The 2023 scorecard shows a tremendous growth in the field of entrepreneurship as compared to the last scorecard released in 2019. In this time, innovators around the world have used advanced technologies with incredible speed to develop vaccines, deliver medical care across borders, create online tools for commerce and education, and find solutions to complex supply chain challenges. -Gary Shaprio, CEO, CTA