Applications invited for India-Ethiopia Innovation & Technology Commercialization Programme (IEITCP)

Applications invited for India-Ethiopia Innovation & Technology Commercialization Programme (IEITCP)

Organization: Department of Science and Technology- GOI

Apply By: 31 Jul 2019

About the organization

Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country.

Grant Description

The IEITCP was announced during the DST-FICCI Global R&D Summit held on 21-22 February 2019 in Hyderabad by Hon’ble Dr. Harsh Vardhan, India’s Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests & Climate Change, together with Hon’ble Engineer Dr. Getahun Mekuria, Hon’ble Minister of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia. The objective is to strengthen the bilateral relationship between India & Ethiopia purely based on Science, Technology and Innovation. The Programme will identify and utilize validated Indian technologies/innovations culled through a unique and rigorous evaluation process to create sustainable joint projects/ventures in Ethiopia. The Programme will create at least 50 sustainable enterprises in Ethiopia over 5 years that will stimulate economic impact development. The programme will create an ecosystem wherein Indian innovations and technology enterprises drive B2B/B2G business ventures with Ethiopia, propelling growth in India and Ethiopia.

Support & Benefits

  • Validation of in-market India technologies & innovations for deployment in Ethiopia (Africa)
  • Commercialization in new development country markets (Africa)
  • G2G platform with FICCI extensive network facilitates ease of matchmaking, access to financing
  • Accelerate entrepreneurship, stimulating start-up innovation & technology ecosystem
  • GDP growth in India and Africa, leveraging bilateral India-Africa partnerships with support from multilateral agencies
  • Mentoring & Boot-Camps by seasoned Indian & African Technology and Business Experts
  • Capacity Building of Businesses, creation of skilled human capital
  • Addressing Identified Needs of Recipient

How to Apply

Applicants must submit online application to FICCI through the programme website www.ieitcp.org on or before closing date; August 16, 2019. To avoid last minute load on the system, applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance.

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