Union Minister unveils digital innovation alliance for G20

Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister unveils digital innovation alliance for G20” published in Business Standard on 28th December 2022

What is the News?

The Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology has launched the G20 Digital Innovation Alliance (DIA) and a “Stay Safe Online” Campaign.

What is the G20 Digital Innovation Alliance(DIA) programme?

Aim: To unite the innovation ecosystems of G-20 countries and nine invitee countries to recognise and support start-ups developing innovative digital solutions. 

Features: The DIA programme will have 174 start-ups from member countries and invitee countries sending in entries for digital solutions in six key sectors – Edtech, Healthtech, Agritech, Fintech, secured digital infrastructure and circular economy which will be showcased at an event in August 2023.

– The entries will be judged by a diverse jury, drawn from academia, corporates, Ministers and investors, at the end of which the top three innovations in each sector will be awarded. 

What is the Stay Safe Online campaign?

The Stay Safe Online campaign intends to raise awareness about cyber risks and the need for cyber hygiene in an increasingly digitizing world. 

The campaign is expected to make citizens of all age groups aware of cyber risk and ways to deal with it.

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