The Maharashtra government has given its State Innovation Council complete autonomy and is readying a more than Rs 100-crore pool of money to fund R&D activities at its universities, as the state looks to beat neighbouring Karnataka in the innovation stakes.

“We have given the council autonomy, but that’s just the beginning. We will support the innovation council to help the state lead in innovation explosion,” said chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at the Rs Maharashtra Innovates’ session during the Rs Make in India’ conference. Rs Make in India’ is a central government initiative to boost manufacturing and the Maharashtra government and the Confederation of Indian Industry have put together the week-long summit in Mumbai.

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