TECHNOVATION Nagaland 2023 held at Kohima

Kohima: The event was organised by AIC-SELCO Foundation in collaboration with SDGCC, Planning and Transformation Department

BY | Tuesday, 14 March, 2023
Participants at the state-level workshop for technology innovations, TECHNOVATION Nagaland 2023 at Hotel Vivor in Kohima on 14 March.

The state-level workshop for technology innovations, TECHNOVATION Nagaland 2023 was held at Hotel Vivor in Kohima on Tuesday, a DIPR report stated.

The event was organised by AIC (Atal Incubation Centre) SELCO Foundation in collaboration with Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre (SDGCC), Planning and Transformation Department.

Er Awalo Keppen, Assistant Manager, Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre in his address gave a brief highlight on the working and functions of the Centre. He said that NTTC is a society of government under the Department of Industries and Commerce established in the year 2006.

NTTC is also selected as one of the startup incubators under Startup Nagaland and they have been helping businesses to build up their visions. Keppen also said that the Centre is involved with innovators in developing different types of technologies ranging from Agri and allied services. He said that with adequate state-of-the-art machinery, the NTTC is ready to extend its services to all innovators.

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Er. Kevitso Kenneth, Senior Scientific Officer, Science & Technology in his address thanked the AIC-SELCO Foundation, SDGCC, Planning & Transformation for organizing this important event. He stated that he believes the workshop would give an insight into scouting, supporting, and spawning local innovators. Kenneth took the example of JCB Joseph Cyril Bamford as an innovator who was a school dropout but with his hard work and dedication, he set up the JCB Excavators Company in his name.

Nayantara Sasikumar, IES, OSD (Planning) & SDG Nodal Officer in her keynote address appreciated the team from AIC cental foundation and affirmed her support to the cause. She also extended gratitude to all the innovators, representatives, and local organizations.

Sasikumar expressed delight for the sustainable innovations being initiated such as the SDG innovations, participatory action, and research initiatives, though it is a small initiative started last year.

She maintained that through this initiative of AIC-SELCO Foundation and SDGCC and with the support of the relevant government departments and local organizations, innovators would come up with their proposals and become successful entrepreneurs.

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TECHNOVATION included expert sessions on building an ecosystem for technology innovators and startups which was done by Youth Net. Discussion sessions and innovator diagnostics.

Earlier, the welcome address was delivered by Gaurav Barthakur, AIC Team.

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