Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting Israeli counterpart dedicated to the nation, the iCREATE, an independent Centre created with the objective of facilitating entrepreneurship, located on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
Addressing the gathering, Modi said that innovation has a key role to play in bringing the people of India and Israel, closer to each other. He said the entire world has taken note of the technological prowess and creativity of Israel.
The two leaders visited various stalls that highlighted technologies and innovations across diverse fields.
Established as an autonomous centre of excellence, the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCREATE) is taking shape on a sprawling 34 acres campus on the outskirts of Ahmedabad
It offers end-to-end solutions to entrepreneurs, including grooming, incubation, mentoring, networking and angel funding.
Modi said the youth of India has energy and enthusiasm. What the youth needs is a bit of encouragement and institutional support, he added.
The Prime Minister said that the Government is working to make the entire system innovation-friendly, so that intent can generate ideas; ideas lead to innovation; and innovation helps create a New India.
He said that the first pre-requisite of success is courage. He congratulated the courageous youth who are engaged in innovative activities at iCreate.