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FNCCI opens Innovation Hub

Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) today opened the Innovation Hub inside its headquarters.
US Embassy Chargé d’ Affaires John Carwile, acting FNCCI president Pashupati Murarka and former president Suraj Vaidya officially opened the Innovation Hub, a new addition to the US Embassy’s American Spaces resource centres located throughout Nepal.
The Innovation Hub is open to the public and features computers with access to research databases, free Wi-Fi, a circulating collection of books and a children’s corner. It has special materials for entrepreneurs and four workstations for people who are starting a business. The hub will also host unique programming for students, civil society groups, business owners and the general public, according to Muraraka.
“It is our hope that Nepal’s students, future entrepreneurs and business leaders will use the Innovation Hub not only to help grow Nepal’s economy but to move it in new directions,” Carwile said, after inauguration. “Now more than ever, a vibrant economy is going to be critical for Nepal’s development,” Carwile added.
Opened from Sunday through Friday from 10:30am to 5:00pm, the hub charges a nominal membership fee.