The Centre is set to organize innovation week to encourage the Startup ecosystem in India as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, a week-long event,. Celebrating Innovation Ecosystem, to be hosted by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), is proposed to be held in January, 2022. The event will mark the 6th anniversary of the launch of the Startup India initiative.
DPIIT Secretary, Anurag Jain reviewed the project at a high-level meeting. The key objectives of the Innovation Week will be to bring together the country’s key Startups, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and other national/ international stakeholders for a specially curated event on innovation and entrepreneurship and to exchange knowledge on best practices on nurturing Startup ecosystems.
The proposed week-long event comprises activities organised with specific themes. The tentative themes are International Engagements, market access and incubation support, funding support to Start-ups etc and will cover the different areas of the innovation lifecycle.
The week-long event will be attended by Startups, Incubators, Accelerators, Mentors, Venture Capital Funds, Investors, Government e-Market place (GeM), Corporates, Students, Entrepreneurs, Ecosystem enablers and Government Officials.