Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) launched a human resource development initiative titled “Taking the Next Steps; Commercialization and Going International”.  The intent was to try and build the entrepreneurial capacity of select teams from amongst the funded technical R&D projects and also select IT companies by developing the knowledge and skills for Business plan development and sales management.

Multiple workshops have been conducted to facilitate the select teams in this pursuit. Some leading international personalities have been involved in this endeavour and in educating our research teams in delivering an effective project pitch to potential investors.

As a next step the respective Project Directors of select 5 funded technical R&D projects and also certain selected individuals from the ICT industry shall be traveling to the US to present their respective projects to some important members of the ICT community, venture capitalists, angel funds and some of the leading entrepreneurs in the United States and try and take these projects to the next level.