First India-ASEAN InnoTech Summit held in New Delhi

Published on December 04, 2018
The first India-ASEAN InnoTech Summit was held in New Delhi.
First India-ASEAN InnoTech Summit held in New Delhi
  • It was organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in association with Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Ministry of External Affairs.

Objectives of this summit:

  • Explore avenues of cross country partnerships with Indian R&D-based enterprises.
  • Capture global trends in technology management and strategy.
  • Advance progressive ideas for policy reforms and regulatory environment.
  • Create avenues for industry-academia-government partnerships.
  • Build capacities for market assessment and rapid commercialization of research.
  • Promote best practices in financing, strategy, and leadership.
  • Connect local and global research & development community for collaborative engagement.

Interesting to know:

  • Participating ASEAN member countries in this summit were Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • On sidelines of this summit, an exhibition to showcase best Indian Innovative Technologies, with potential implementation in ASEAN region was also organized. 
  • Besides, this summit also provided platform for B2G meetings i.e. one to one meeting with ASEAN delegation of ministers, advisors, and other dignitaries.

About Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN):

  • ASEAN is a regional intergovernmental organisation comprising 10 Southeast Asian countries, which promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and sociocultural integration.
  • 10-member ASEAN comprise of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei and Laos. 
  • India is a full dialogue partner of the ASEAN.


Q. Where was the first India-ASEAN InnoTech Summit held?
a. Bangkok
b. New Delhi
c. Manila
d. None of the above

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