FICCI jointly with the Technology Development Board (TDB) took a delegation of 21 Indian innovation-led start-ups to Nairobi, Kenya, at the business conclave that was addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of Kenya .
FICCI and TDB intend to begin a programme named African Development through Indian Technology and Innovation (ADITI) under the slogan “India Shares Because It Cares” as envisaged in the joint statement of Mr Modi and more than 40 heads of states of Africa during the biggest-ever India Africa Forum Summit III (IAFS III) in New Delhi in October 2015.
Responding to the needs of African markets, these technologies and innovations provide low cost affordable solutions for service delivery at last mile in priority sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, water and sanitation and financial inclusion.
The participating companies come from several national flagship programs such as the DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme, Millennium Alliance and DRDO- FICCI Accelerated Technology Assessment and Commercialisation. They represent a unique opportunity for India to enhance its South-South cooperation while opening new markets for Indian startups.
Among the technologies exhibited include CassavaTech, a patented technology.