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Start-up India assures platform for innovative ideas

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By EMN Updated: Feb 26, 2019 12:49 am
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Winners of the Start-up India Nagaland Yatra pose with their certificates, at the Capital Convention Centre in Kohima, on February 25.Government officials are also pictured.

Dimapur, Feb. 25 (EMN): The finale of an entrepreneurship event called “acceleration programme” of the Start-up India Nagaland Yatra, was held at the Capital Convention Centre in Kohima, on February 25. The DIPR issued on Monday updates about the
programme.
One of the competing start-ups, Peihauding, won the ‘hero of the state’ award in the agriculture category and received a cash prize of INR 1 lakh, the DIPR stated. The award was presented to the best start-up in the state “which has the potential to help in the economic growth of the state and infrastructure,” the DIPR stated.

The commissioner-secretary for Industries & Commerce Lithrongla G. Chishi presented the awards. She was stated to have encouraged the young entrepreneurs to be curious; and to innovate and ‘make a difference in society.’

Ketuneikho Yavio and team won the ‘best innovative idea’ in technology start-up category; Limayapang Longkumer and team won the award for ‘social start-up.

Likewise, Zenwang Konyak and team won the ‘best innovative idea in agriculture’ award, while Wondanglo Shitiri and team (agriculture) was awarded the ‘top women entrepreneur’ award, the DIPR stated.

According to the updates, a “start-up cell” has been setup at the directorate of Industries & Commerce as the “nodal” department. An “intellectual patent rights cell” (sic) was set up in collaboration with the department of Science & Technology in 2018 to cater to the needs of start-ups ‘with patent rights,’ the DIPR explained.

A total 30 start-ups were selected from various colleges for the event.
Start-up India Nagaland Yatra was organised by the department of Industries & Commerce in collaboration with Invest India, department of Industrial Policy & Promotion. The “incubation partners” (sic) for the start-ups include the NTTC, the SASRD, and NIT Nagaland and the NIELIT, the DIPR stated.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 26, 2019 12:49:48 am