The India Innovation Growth Programme is a joint initiative by various partners to accelerate innovative Indian technologies into the global markets. The partners are the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Indo-US Science & Technology Forum, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Stanford Graduate School of Business and the IC² Institute at the University of Texas. Commercialization agreements are inked by the winners of the DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme every year that aims at getting new technology from the laboratory to the marketplace.
This year, 45 national and international business agreements announced at the Bengaluru Technology Expo under ‘DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Programme’. On the occasion, the winners of the India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) also showcased their technologies. Priyank Kharge, Minister of IT, BT and Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, who has inaugurated the Expo, said in his keynote address, “Bengaluru remains the number-one innovation eco-system in India.” He praised IIGP for its contribution in strengthening the innovation ecosystem and stressed the requirement for more such initiatives. He added, “Development was not just about an idea, but making ideas and innovation happens.” During the expo, a number of winners of the India Innovation Growth Programme showcased their technologies.
The innovations’ award winners name list includes:
The programme also enables Indian innovators to get connected to the global market. In the month of September 2016, 12 innovators were taken to Silicon Valley to offer the exposure of global innovation ecosystem and get on an accelerated commercialization path. Apart from the above mentioned innovations, several others too awarded under the IIGP viz.
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