NIT Srinagar promotes Innovation Culture through IEEDC

NIT Srinagar promotes Innovation Culture through IEEDC

Posted by P. Charitha on May 11th 2017

The Innovation Forum of Kashmir (IFK) established under the aegis of NIT, Srinagar  is  out to  promote and boost the culture of innovation in the valley by linking various institutions in order to harbinger innovations in various sectors including the traditional technologies, through the philosophy of RICH (Reach, Identify, Connect and Harness).
The forum was officially launched in a meeting organised by the Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneur Development Centre (IIEDC) of the NIT, headed by Mr Saad Parvez & chaired by Prof AR Dar, Director, NIT. Emphasis was laid to strengthen the Institute-Industry-Innovator linkage in order to promote budding innovators and entrepreneurs of Kashmir and to develop new business opportunities and ventures in diverse sectors aligned with region's unique areas of opportunities.
The aim of the meet was to bring few stakeholders of the valley on a common platform & take necessary step to strengthen the innovations and entrepreneurship front.There is a huge potential of innovators in various formal and informal sectors which needs to be encouraged. Also Read
Presentation was given by the head IIED Centre followed by discussions and deliberations on development of new business opportunities, implementation and dissemination of start-up promotion schemes and various impediments which current innovators and entrepreneurs are facing both at the  societal and financial fronts.
It was emphasised that the budding innovators should approach technical institutions like NIT with incubation facilities and a strong mentorship. It was also decided to increase collaboration between industry-academia by offering exchange programs. Stress was laid down upon skill development from the grass root level. Role of media in disseminating of proper information about the various government schemes related to start-ups, entrepreneurship and innovations was also emphasised.Source:GreaterKashmir


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