From the Director's Desk
The Development Perspective of the Budget 2017
Transform, Energise and Clean (TEC) India - That was the refreshing agenda for this year's Budget. The development perspective to the Budget, this year, is commendable. The mandates of transforming the quality of governance and quality of life for people; energising various sections of the society, especially the youth and the vulnerable, thus enabling them to unleash their true potential, and cleaning the country of the evils of corruption, black money and non-transparent political funding, draw appreciation.
A CrAdLE for Start-ups at EDII
The role of business incubators in enhancing the entrepreneurial process cannot be challenged. Advisory, technical and administrative support services, which incubators extend, play a major role in establishing a start-up and paving the way for unparalleled feats in future.
Felicitating the Pioneer of Entrepreneurship Movement in India
An institution belongs to society. And to the society it is accountable.
- Padma Shri Dr V G Patel"
Targeting Sustainable Development by Empowering Women
Skill Training Imparted to Women in the Villages of Karnali Group Panchayat
A Platform for New Entrepreneurs
EDII hosted an interactive session with 40 most promising and rising start-ups of the state. The 40 start-ups, selected as 'the rising start-ups of Gujarat', presented their vision and 'out-of-the-box'...
While Gujarat promotes a 'Vibrant' start-up culture, EDII offers a helping hand...
EDII, being the knowledge partner of Gujarat Government for the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, 2017 developed four documents. The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani released the books, during the Vibrant Gujarat Start-up Summit, October 21-22, 2016 and Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, January 10-13, 2017.
The New Era is of Small Businesses
Says Shri Sunil Bholah Soomilduth, Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mauritius while on his visit to EDII
EDII inks MoU with Kaziranga University
EDII signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kaziranga University (KU)
Training senior SME professionals of MALAYSIA for better management
EDII conducted a Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP) for SME Leaders from Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) during November 21-26, 2016.
Strengthening the 'SOCIAL' Dimension of Entrepreneurship
EDII Collaborates with University of East London
The institute also plans to start a two-year distance education programme in social entrepreneurship for imparting knowledge, education and skills to set up social enterprises
Mainstreaming Social Entrepreneurship Education in India Need of the Hour
EDII, in partnership with UEL, organised a two-day national conclave on Mainstreaming of Social Entrepreneurship Education in India.
Say 'YES' to Sustainable MSMEs in India
EDII has worked actively in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector. Now, furthering its work in the area, the institute has partnered with YES Bank in order to implement the bank's CSR project titled 'Say YES to Sustainable MSMEs in India' in five different locations in India. The objective is to enhance competitiveness of less sustainable MSME clusters with reduced environmental and social impact through promoting environmental sustainability ...
ON THE SIDELINES
In conversation with…
Mr Simon Mather, University of East London and Dr Sharmistha Banerjee, University of Calcutta
EDII has Created 5,500 Entrepreneurs in Food Processing Sector across 23 States
Since the year 2003-04, EDII has been actively involved in conducting Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs)...
Faculty Geared for Better Tomorrow
Among the several initiatives taken at various levels against the backdrop that entrepreneurship can be taught like any other discipline, the recent and a notable one is the establishment of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) by the Government of India.
Promoting Entrepreneurs in the Field of Life Sciences
Many biotech companies are founded by scientists. But, there is certainly a path, somewhat less trodden but nonetheless viable, for the inspired entrepreneur. To promote such entrepreneurs and enterprises, EDII launched a unique Biotechnopreneur Programme for promoting innovative enterprises in various areas of life science.
A Round-up of EDII's Activities at Regional Offices
EDII and Accenture join hands to impart skills to Micro Entrepreneurs
EDII Southern Regional Office (SRO) at Bengaluru has bagged the prestigious Accenture Project - Skills to Succeed (S to S) 2020.
Addressing Global Developmental Challenges Entrepreneurially
Through its programmes, the Institute equips participants with essential skills to address challenges faced by the developing countries.
In the fast-paced era of development, it has become imperative for developing countries to hold hands and proceed towards progress.
Motivating the Unemployed Rural Youth Towards Success
EDII North Regional Office (NRO) conducted 16 Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDPs) on different trades like dress-making, motor winding, mobile repairing, computer hardware, etc. at different districts viz. Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Barabanki, Deoria, etc. in Uttar Pradesh, and Almora and Udhamsingh Nagar in Uttarakhand.
The objective of these programs was to develop entrepreneurial and activity-oriented skills among unemployed rural youths, willing to set up small/micro-enterprises. The programme also focused on creating sustainable employment and income opportunities in a cost-effective manner for the benefit of educated yet unemployed rural youth.
Start-Up India (SUI) Clinic pushes the mandate a few notches higher
Amongst its other objectives, the Stand Up India scheme also seeks to commit itself as an envoy of instituting sustainable financial instruments, especially for SC/ST and women entrepreneurs. Considering the role of EDII in promoting the entrepreneurial culture in the country, the institute's faculty members have been empanelled as experts (https://www.standupmitra.in), with the institute playing the role of a handholding agency to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. The requests from entrepreneurs on this portal have been encouraging. However, it was felt that there is need to provide handholding support to the aspiring entrepreneurs registered on https://www.standupmitra.in.