Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The aim of the project was to roll out a programme to develop ‘COVID19 resilience tools’ specific to the Indian context and in this process also to strengthen the actors of the innovation and start-up ecosystem. The actors of India’s innovation ecosystem (start-ups, incubators, business, government agencies/ institutions, academia, R&D institutes and other business service providers) were harshly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and are now looking towards recovery as the latest wave of the pandemic slowly recedes. There is need to ensure a sustainable recovery for all these ecosystem players. It is important that these organisations and institutions not only adjust and recover but are also set up for success in the “new normal” future and become more resilient to future shocks.
adelphi, as consultant or contractor to the project, implemented the project tasks that support the joint development of business tools to help start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) grow and recover. The focus was on resilience while building the capacity of ecosystem actors to create an enabling and resilient ecosystem for start-ups through a co-design and piloting process. To support the upscaling of the ecosystem stakeholder community, adelphi widely disseminated the programme results. For this purpose, the networks and capacities built throughout the co-design and pilot process were used.