IFIA Memorial Medals Conferred in IIF 2017
The second annual of International Innovation Fair (IIF) commenced on 9 September 2017 convening the delegates from 30 countries in Visakhapatnam. IIF was organized by Indian Innovators Association, hosted by Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society under the patronage of IFIA. IFIA President, Alireza Rastegar inaugurated the fair at the Gateway Hotel.
On the concluding day on Monday, 11 September, IFIA President awarded IFIA Memorial Medal to the Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Y.S Chowdary for playing a key role in the promotion of innovation and innovative technologies in India.
In addition, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu was conferred IFIA Memorial Medal for ushering IT revolution, opening a development center in India and contributing to the successful organization of IIF.
Stressing the Government’s commitment to encourage entrepreneurship among the youngsters, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu stated that they would allot Rs. 100 crore to create a separate fund to support innovative ideas by aspiring entrepreneurs.