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4th ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation Forum

4th ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation Forum:

India and 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) showcased unity at the launch of the 4th edition of the ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation Forum (AIGIF).

  • The event, graced by 200 participants, aims to strengthen the bond between India and AMS through cooperation in Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI).
  • The AIGIF, an annual program, is designed to foster collaboration and deepen ties between India and AMS.
  • With a focus on social innovations across countries, it also plays a pivotal role in fortifying governance in the grassroots innovation ecosystem.
  • This annual initiative is a collaborative effort between the ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI); the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India; the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India; and the host nation’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), represented by Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM) for the year 2023.
  • The delegation included 17 student innovators and grassroots innovators from India, contributing to a total representation of 200 from 11 countries.