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The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, 2016 (WISTD 2016)

Date: May 18, 2016


To mark the WTISD 2016, the Ministry of Technology Communication and Innovation in
collaboration with the National Computer Board and the Mauritius Research Council, organized a full day workshop on the above theme on Tuesday 18th May 2016 at the Paul  Octave Wiehe Auditorium Reduit.
 According to ITU, ICT Entrepreneurs, start-ups and ICT SME’s have a particularly relevant role in ensuring economic growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner. They are involved in the development of Innovative ICT-enabled solutions with a unique potential to make a long lasting impact in global, regional and national economies and as an important source of new jobs, especially for youth, in the current knowledge economy.
The target audience for the workshop was mainly ICT start-ups, SME’s, Technopreneurs and young graduates who were planning to start a business in the ICT sector. Some 150 participants were present for the workshop. The NCB Technopreneurship Unit seized the opportunity to showcase its young start-ups innovative project namely Smart Health and Smart Logic Ltd to the audience present with the objective to inspire more young graduates to start their Business.

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