This year, Pune will be hosting the first ever ‘Innompic Games’ from September 15 to September 18. The event is a collective initiative of the Global Innompic Organising Committee, Science and Technology Park, Pune, Indian Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Parks and Business Incubators Association and College of Engineering, Pune; and the winners will receive an amount of US $3 million as seed fund for setting up a business.
The focus of this event is to promote innovative ideas and practical business solutions for social challenges. Addressing a press meet on Tuesday, Rajendra Jagdale, Chairman of the first Innompic Organising Committee said “Innovations have a huge potential to change day-to-day-life of human beings. Thus, to promote and encourage innovations all across the globe, we thought of Innompic Games just like the Olympic Games in sports.”
The event will see participants from 11 countries including India, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Nepal, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda, USA, and Yemen. Out of the four teams taking part, two are from India. The homegrown teams will comprise of experts from the incubator ecosystem and the other team will consist of international students studying in India.