DST-Lockheed Martin-Tata Trusts India Innovation Growth Programme IIGP
The India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) launched in 2007, is a public-private partnership between Government of India’s Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Lockheed Martin Corporation. IIGP has been one of India’s longest standing public-private partnerships. In line with Government of India's push towards start-ups, the program has been revamped to address specific challenges faced by innovators and entrepreneurs in terms of scaling their innovations. Tata Trusts has joined the new program, branded as IIGP 2.0, with a focus on innovations that have strong societal impact and cutting edge industrial innovations. The Programme has provided mentoring and handholding assistance to over 400 innovators coming from diverse sectors from across the country during the past decade with the help of partners including Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin , Stanford Graduate School of Business and TiE Silicon Valley. The Programme has generated over 350 commercial agreements, and over $900M of economic value for India during the past decade. (Source: Second Impact Analysis Report by Ernst & Young in 2015).
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