The Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad K Sangma has inaugurated the Space Education Centre and Innovation Hub (SECIH) at Shillong Science Centre near Shillong on Friday.
Conrad K Sangma has said that leading economies in the world are those that are driven by innovations.
Inaugurating the hub, Sangma said, “Innovation drives the economy and ensures that services and products are delivered efficiently.”
The Space Education Centre and Innovation Hub is an initiative of the Centre’s Department of Science and Technology and developed by the Union Culture Ministry’s National Council of Science Museums.
The innovation hub has various divisions like robotics, idea lab, design studio and chemistry and biology laboratory to help students quench their thirst for science and further innovate and experiment. There will also be a 50-seater digital planetarium.
Conrad K Sangma further stated that the cabinet has recently approved the Meghalaya Start Up Policy 2018 which aims at providing a push and creates a platform and ecosystems for innovations to thrive.