A three-day event that aids both students and entrepreneurs was hosted by the Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society in association with India Innovators’ Association, September 9th – September 11th 2017 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. This International Fair was supported by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and IFIA. This was announced in 100-countries by global networks- IFIA and APCTT of ESCAP, and we almost had 75-participants from 30-countries. IIIF 2017 is an event that brings a wide range of innovators from school children, engineering students, grassroot innovators and start-ups as well as creates awareness and enthusiasm in the state. IA President Dr A.S.Rao, acknowledged the guests and laid the agenda for impartial creation of employment with conception of new enterprises. APIS CEO V. Valli Kumari stated that innovation is given the highest priority by the government of Andhra Pradesh. Mr Krishnan Srinivasa Raghavan, APCTT described the role of their UN body stressing that promoting innovation is as important as creating innovation. IFIA President, Alireza Rastegar inaugurated this event and also released the NCSTC publication done by the young scientists during the inaugural function. The presence of Minister of ITE&C, Mr Lokesh and Chief Minister, Shri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Minister Lokesh released the Inaugural issue of International Technology Bazar along with catalogue of the fair, on 9th evening. As a part of this exhibition a hackathon was organised from Friday evening to Sunday evening at Sunrise incubation hub at Rushikonda. Day two is followed by an international workshop organised by APCTT of ESCAP, “supporting Innovative Entrepreneurs and Role of Technology Transfer”. We had the presence of over 100 delegates from educational institutions, research and development institutions, small and medium enterprises, grass root innovators and entrepreneurs. This workshop also had international participants including senior representatives from APCTT’s partner, organisations in India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, countries in Middle-East, Europe and Philippines. The aim is to boost awareness on the support mechanisms available for innovative entrepreneurs and share finest practices in cross border technology transfer from countries in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. It also focused on opportunities and challenges for technology commercialization, effective management of intellectual property rights, establishing and sustaining cross-border cooperation on technology transfer and sharing policy frameworks for technology transfer and innovation led entrepreneurship. Minister for ITE&C, Mr. Lokesh, addressed the gathering and shared the Policy framework of government of Andhra Pradesh to support innovative entrepreneurs. This workshop enabled the innovators and entrepreneurs to share their experiences and policies though national policy presentations, they also discussed about the need for future regional cooperation platforms to support knowledge exchange and networking during interactive discussion session. The third day of event mostly focused on felicitating and honouring the participants and the achievers. Alongside India International Innovation Fair, IFIA Executive committee meeting was held from 10:30 AM TO 12: 30 PM. Alireza Rastegar, IFIA President, started the closing session of the fair by thanking the members for participating in IFIA EC meeting and expressed his gratitude to Aynampudi Subbarao for hosting the EC meeting. The committee further said that we have Dr to represent and recognise doctors and phD holders, and Er to recognise engineers in few countries. But, we don’t have a system that recognizes genuine inventors and innovators, who contribute significantly in the knowledge economy and adding to public stock of knowledge. Later, it has been proposed to institutionalize an arrangement, in order to recognized them with title based on their competency and track record as member of Chartered Innovators Council. They were approved to use the title “Inv” for the inventors and innovators. In addition to this, Dr Rao explained the development of International Technology Bazaar which includes a website and a mobile application to encourage the innovative technologies by advertising the products. The idea was received by the IFIA members and they also agreed to provide the annual brochure of their events in order to include the technologies in the website and mobile application. The fair was visited by the Hon. Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu in the afternoon and spent time with international and Indian Innovators. The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) signed an agreement of understanding with the AP Innovation Society to help the students and start-ups in the state. IFIA memorial medal was given to Y S Chowdary, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, which was collected by H Purushotham on his behalf. The IFIA best invention awards were given to Portugal and for Organic Disposable Shaving Brush to Madala Sowjanya from India, which were presented by IFIA President. Hon. Chief Minister presented The Gandhi Memorial Innovation Award to Bahrain, special awards to Raman and Sai Teja for generating International Technology Bazaar portal and gold awards to National and International innovators. Silver and Bronze medals were presented by Minister Lokesh and other dignitaries to International and National innovators. At this event Hon. Chief Minister addressed the gathering and expressed his contentment and satisfaction meeting the innovators and inventors, with such positive attitude towards progression. He also added that state will be setting aside RS 100 crores to support innovators in the state as well as Andhra Pradesh state will be supporting IIA &IFIA in organising International Innovation Fair every year on the same dates, 9th September to 11th September and the innovators will also be awarded cash prize for making the best innovative product that will develop the lifestyle of the citizens.