The capital witnessed a path breaking event, namely the “Festival of Innovation (FOIN)-2016” at Rashtrapti Bhavan, New Delhi organised by the President Secretariat, in collaboration with National Innovation Foundation (NIF) India, Ahmedabad from March 12th, 2016 to March 18th, 2016.
His Excellency, The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Festival. The Festival had a series of Global Roundtable discussions on varied related subjects and a display in the foyer of awarded grass root innovations across the country, coordinated by National Innovation Foundation. Amongst other events, the theme of the event on March 17th was, “Financing on Innovation”. The office of the Development Commissioner showcased innovation activities under different schemes including the Design Clinic Scheme. The Hon’ble Minister of MSME – Shri Kalraj Mishra, kindly inaugurated the “Festival of Innovation (FOIN)-2016”, in the presence of Hon’ble Minister of State for MSME – Shri Giriraj Singh, Secretary MSME- Shri K K Jalan and DC MSME – Shri S N Tripathi and other senior officials. The ‘Festival of Innovation’ showcased innovative products and ideas, developed and generated by MSME under various proposals of the Ministry of MSME, Government of India. About 12 new designed products were showcased at this exhibition. Of these, eight of these products were production pieces that are successfully running in the market. To name a few : Visitor Management System, LED based Industrial Lights, Diesel Fuel Flow Meter, Solar Insect Light Trap, Tea / Coffee machine, PUVA Therapy System, Life Cradle for the new born.