IFIA Bharat Shined as Distinguished Participant at India Startup Festival (ISF 2023)
Muddenhalli, Bangalore, August 13, 2023 – IFIA Bharat, a prominent player in the realm of innovation and invention, emerged as a standout contender at the esteemed India Startup Festival (ISF) 2023, hosted in Muddenhalli, Bangalore, from August 10th to 12th. This three-day event brought together a dynamic amalgamation of startups, venture capitalists, and innovation enthusiasts from across the nation. IFIA Bharat’s resounding success at the festival underscores its dedication to fostering innovation and driving rural development.
The pinnacle of the event arrived on the closing day when Anand Kannan, the National Director of IFIA Bharat, in conjunction with Mr. Soumanil Mukherjee from the office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA), engaged in a pivotal meeting with Mr. N.S. Boseraju, the Karnataka Minister of Science. This high-profile interaction served as a platform to showcase the remarkable strides achieved by IFIA Bharat. Special attention was given to the forthcoming Invention & Innovation Fair scheduled for December. Mr. Boseraju expressed unwavering support and commitment to fostering close collaboration, demonstrating the government’s dedication to promoting innovation.
On August 12th, a pivotal Roundtable on Entrepreneurship and Rural Economic Development took center stage, delving into the challenges and opportunities inherent in promoting rural innovation. Anand Kannan played a pivotal role in this Roundtable, which united influential figures actively contributing to rural innovation. The event witnessed captivating presentations by industry stalwarts, including Mr. Osama. His presentation highlighted groundbreaking innovations, such as the ingenious utilization of the Charkha, a novel approach to internet education, and the integration of AR/VR technologies to enhance education in rural communities.
The collaborative spirit of the Roundtable discussions bore fruit in the form of a consensus to hold quarterly meetings, thereby propelling the initiatives and actions discussed during the event. This joint effort reinforces the commitment of all stakeholders to address rural challenges with actionable solutions.
Seizing the opportunity, Mr. Anand Kannan announced the launch of Innova Hube, a groundbreaking initiative in partnership with IFIA ABIPIR. This visionary initiative aims to facilitate meaningful collaborations between Indian and Brazilian startups. Innova Hube offers a unique platform for rural startups to explore synergies with their Brazilian counterparts, promising innovative solutions with a global impact.
The Roundtable also unveiled a report on Digital Rural Innovations, meticulously crafted by the Digital Empowerment Foundation under the guidance of Mr. Osama. This report, a testament to the potential of digital technologies in empowering rural communities, provides valuable insights and actionable recommendations for policymakers and stakeholders.
The India Startup Festival 2023 has transcended its role as a mere event, evolving into a catalyst for innovation, partnership, and transformative change. IFIA Bharat remains steadfast in its pursuit of pushing the boundaries of invention and innovation, charting a course toward comprehensive progress that knows no borders.