The fusion of technology, innovation, and industry came to life during an insightful visit to the Maruti Suzuki Factory, followed by an engaging startup diagnostic session for 5 winning startups of the Nurture Program’s 1st Cohort from the East and North East Parts of India, at the Maruti Suzuki Innovation Gym. This unique opportunity provided participants with a firsthand experience of witnessing the intricate processes behind automobile manufacturing and understanding the collaborative efforts that fuel innovation in the automotive sector.
The first bootcamp of the North East Entrepreneurship Development Programme (NEEDP) was organized on the 27th and 28th of March, 2023, at Cotton University in Guwahati, Assam. The 2-day bootcamp was organized to formally onboard and provide orientation to the 270 startups selected from North East India under the NEEDP program.
The startup ecosystem in North East India has witnessed a conspicuous stir in the last five years. Increased investor interest in the region, a rise in the number of startup incubators and access to the market have enabled the startup ecosystem in the region to flourish significantly in recent years. To catalyse the process, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, along with the North Eastern Council, launched a first-of-its-kind programme, the ‘North East Entrepreneurship Development Programme’(NEEDP) in September 2022 to identify and empower 270 promising entrepreneurs from the 8 North-Eastern states with well-laid incubation and pre-incubation programs
Held at the IIM Calcutta campus on March 03, 2023, the TSEC Spark Social Seminar marked the grand launch of the 11th edition of the TATA Social Enterprise Challenge.
To lift the organization, one must lift the team. IIMCIP is growing; and so is our team. Recently, our teams in Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and West Bengal flocked together at IIM Calcutta for a 3-day program that sparked a lasting camaraderie among team members across the four states. The team was given a tour […]
We are pleased to collaborate with Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (IGKV) Raipur to promote entrepreneurship in Chhattisgarh. The collaboration was inked during the inauguration ceremony of the 5-day International Agriculture Madai Agri Carnival 2022 at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University on October 14.
The wait finally got over for the 10 emerging deep-tech startups of India selected for MeitY Samridh – The Deep Tech Accelerator program, as they met each other during a bootcamp organized at the IIM Calcutta campus from 13 Oct – 15 Oct 2022.
We are super stoked to announce the launch of North East Entrepreneurship Development Programme (NEEDP), an initiative in collaboration with the North Eastern Council (NEC). It’s a first-of-its-kind program encompassing startups from all the 8 states of North East India. 270 promising startups from the region will be identified and supported to scale new heights through well-laid incubation and pre-incubation programs.
The 10th Edition of the TATA Social Enterprise Challenge pulled its curtains in style with the Social Entrepreneurship Summit held in the IIM Calcutta campus on July 2, 2022.
IIM Calcutta Innovation Park had organised a reunion for the incubated startups on June 30 and July 1, 2022, after a gap of 2 years forced by the pandemic.
IIM Calcutta Innovation Park signed the contract with Assam State Rural Livelihoods Mission (ASRLM) to provide support to the women led/owned rural enterprises in the state under the MoRD initiative NERTP Incubator Program – a first of its kind rural entrepreneurship development program in the country based on the incubation model.
The COHORT 1.0 startups from Arunachal Pradesh incubated under the AP Startup program participated in the first boot camp at the Arunachal Pradesh Innovation and Investment Park on 27 and 28 September.
The first bootcamp of FOCUS – The North East Accelerator – a collaborative initiative between IIM Calcutta Innovation Park & Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) – concluded in Guwahati on 26 Sep’21 following the 3-day proceedings thick with knowledge sharing and startup handholding.
It was an Adieu & Bonjour moment at PRIME Entrepreneurship Hub at Shillong, Meghalaya on 9 August 2021 as the first COHORT of 50 startups made way for the second batch. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Shri Conrad K. Sangma doubled the enthusiasm among the entrepreneurs with his sanguine presence and felicitated the COHORT 1.0 and 2.0 entrepreneurs with Certificates of Graduation and Incubation respectively. Like last time, the Top 25 entrepreneurs from the new COHORT were awarded Rs. 1 Lakh each by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, while the next 25 entrepreneurs received Rs. 50,000 each.
Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, made his first visit to Assam Startup on 16 August to grace the third chapter of UDYAM 3.0. Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister lauded the efforts made by Assam Startup and IIM Calcutta Innovation Park for creating a fertile landscape for the startups of Assam. He also gave an indication of a grand vision by proposing the formulation of a new Assam Startup Policy 2021.
The winners of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2020-21 (Tata SE Challenge), a joint initiative of the Tata group and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), were announced during the grand finale and virtual summit held on May 15, 2021.
IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP), one of the leading technology and business incubators in India under the aegis of IIM Calcutta, has signed a MoU with West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology, Department of Science & Technology and Biotechnology (WB-SCST), to promote entrepreneurship in the areas of Science and Technology in the State.
The sensitization programmes for Chief Minister’s E-Champion Challenge that was launched by the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K. Sangma on August 14, 2019 is being conducted in all districts of the State.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma launched the Chief Minister’s e-champion Challenge website which is a platform to promote and give necessary push for the growth of entrepreneurship in the state.