An Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC), sponsored by the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), got underway at the NEHU campus today.
The course is being organized by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, NEHU sponsored by Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Ahmedabad from April 20 to 22.
More than 75 students from different backgrounds are attending this three-day camp. The experts from industry and academia who would be deliberating with the participants to make them aware about entrepreneurship, startups, innovation, marketing an idea and generation of resources for product commercialisation. This is the second EAC camp, with the first coming in March.
The course was inaugurated by Prof Iftekhar Hussain, Dean of the School of Technology, Nilesh Trivedi, Assistant Director, MSME, Tura, P Khongji, Head of BSSS at NEHU, Sudip Paul, teacher in charge of the BME Department at NEHU, and course coordinators Dinesh Bhatia and Punit Gautam.
During the welcome speech, Bhatia outlined the objectives of the awareness camp for young entrepreneurs and how it would benefit the society in the long run. He highlighted the available opportunities and challenges for the young entrepreneurs who wish to venture in the field of startups and innovation.
Trivedi highlighted the role of MSME and the Indian government in promoting entrepreneurship and innovation, the available opportunities and different funding opportunities available in supporting such initiatives. Khongji was happy to note that the entrepreneurship camp would serve the desired purpose and lauded the role of his department in initiating this venture.
Prof Hussain highlighted the role of startups and entrepreneurs and how they can shape the country. He promoted the idea of having data centres and suitable market opportunities in the North East, so that young individuals may benefit and may reach their potential. He highlighted the need to keep abreast with recent technological trends where such courses play a pivotal role and help connect people with rapid changing developments.
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