IIF 2017 Report
The three-day International Innovation Fair 2017, hosted by the Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society in association with India Innovators’ Association commenced on Saturday, September 9th in Visakhaptanam, Andhra Pardesh, India. IIF 2017 was supported by the government of Andhra Pardesh and IFIA. IFIA President, Alireza Rastegar inaugurated the event.
Sixty Indian inventors as well as 40 innovations from USA, Poland, China, Germany, Korea, Lebanon, Egypt and other countries participated in IIIF. According to APIS CEO V. Valli Kumari, “IIF 2017 provided a great opportunity to the local companies and start-ups to access international technologies”.
Minister for ITE&C, Mr. Lokesh spent an evening with IFIA members who exchanged their activities with each other.
On the closing day, September 11th, three prizes – gold, silver and bronze – were conferred by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at the valedictory session.
IFIA Memorial Medal was awarded to Y S Chowdary, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, on the Award Ceremony. On the same day, the Gandhi Memorial Innovation Award was presented to Bahrain.
A.S Rao, President of the Indian Innovators’ Association, said that “innovation is the need of the hour, especially in manufacturing sector, and the Indian industry cannot compete in the international markets with obsolete technologies.”