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Last date for extended for FOSS Innovation Challenge

New Delhi – A virtual roundtable discussion ‘Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Government’ was organized by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Wednesday. The aim was to increase awareness about the usage of FOSS in governance and government functioning, and adoption of FOSS.

On the occasion of 7-year anniversary of MyGov, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched #FOSS4Gov Innovation Challenge to accelerate adoption of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Government and build Indian FOSS Ecosystem.

Through this challenge, various innovators, start-ups, working professionals, academics and students in India are invited to showcase their existing FOSS based innovations, build new, implementable, open-source product innovations in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with possible applications for Gov-tech in Health, Education, Agriculture, Urban Governance etc. The winners of the Challenge will receive cash rewards and incubation support to scale their products for listing on Government e Market (GeM).

To promote this challenge further, the last date of participation and submission has been extended till 15 September, 2021. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has appealed to FOSS innovators to participate in large numbers to drive the FOSS revolution to its maximum potential.

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