A G20 Digital Innovation Alliance (G20-DIA) meet was held at KIIT-TBI here on Thursday with emphasis on creating awareness among youths, innovators and start-ups to recognise and support young minds that are working on digital solutions and also planning to participate in the mega summit in Bengaluru in August this year.
Chairing the inaugural function, KIIT and KISS founder Dr Achyuta Samanta said, “Now through startups and ideas, enterprising youths can reach the pinnacle of success.” He cited the example of KIITian Gautam Kumar, Co-Founder and COO of FarEye.
Dr Samanta informed that KIIT would be a venue for important events like Youth-20, Think-20 and Civil-20 in near future.
MeitY Startup Hub under Ministry of Electronics and IT CEO Jeet Vijay said, “Currently, there are more than 90,000 startups in India and the August G20-DIA Startup Conclave in Bengaluru would be one of the biggest event for the G-20 nations to take the evolution of start-up ecosystem to a different level as there would be showcasing of 174 concepts which would be short-listed for all the submissions from the participating nations.”
Former Secretary Technology Development Board under Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, HK Mittal also spoke.