Department of Business Development Services & National Outreach
MSMEs, critical to an economy, have been rightly called the' Engines of Growth' or the 'Catalysts of Socio-Economic Growth of a Country'. They have emerged as veritable answers for generating employment, deploying indigenous resources, harnessing entrepreneurial potential and promoting innovations and efficiency. However, these small businesses operate on relatively smaller budgets and amidst volatile times they might easily descend. With India depending largely on MSMEs, housing more than 6000 clusters of MSMEs, it becomes urgent to extend professional support that enable the sector to become competitive and productive. EDII has emerged as providers of quality Business Development Services to address the issues facing the MSMEs across sectors. Going beyond generic services, the Institute has also started providing value added quality business development services in different domains including; production, marketing, technology, productivity, diversification, value chain upgradation, brand building etc. As a National Resource Institute, EDII also bears the onus of institutionalising entrepreneurship nationally by undertaking projects/ programmes across the country and by ensuring setting up of EDII-like institutions in other states.
Department of BDS and National Outreach focuses on:
- Initiating activities at the state, regional, and local levels, to sensitize the eco-system and undertake activities for promoting entrepreneurship and accelerating start-ups, thus ensuring business sustainability and growth.
- Dialoguing with state governments, support organisations and undertaking development projects.
- Developing a cadre of Business Development Service (BDS) Providers and extending strategic BDS to MSMEs, organisations for productivity improvement.
- Ensuring technology upgradation and enhancing/expanding productivity, quality, market and exports and operational efficiency of enterprises.
- Supporting clusters of MSMEs & individual businesses for holistic development and improved competitiveness.
- Influencing state governments to set up Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED)/ Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) in respective states in a concept to completion approach
- Undertaking capacity building of existing state IEDs/CEDs
The Year 2018 -19:
- Considering the significance of and the rising demand for strategic business development services, MSMEs operating in clusters, industrial areas, value chain sectors, producer groups and SHG federations and vendor groups will be provided business development services at nominal fees.
- EDII's national expanse will be utilized for extending support to MSMEs and other organizations for operational and management efficiency.
- EDII like centres to be established in newly formed states in concept-to-completion mode.
- BDS support system will be remodelled to serve start-ups, incubatees and high-impact enterprises.
- Pioneered the implementation on Business Development Services (BDS) market in India, thus giving recognition to the BDS market development approach in the country.
- Created a cadre of 799 Cluster Development Executives (CDEs) to nurture cluster initiatives.
- Implemented, monitored and extended technical support to clusters and MSMEs across country, thus revitalizing more than 200 industrial and artisanal clusters on the fronts of technology, markets, productivity, quality, export and value chain upgradation.
- Worked towards improving operational and management practices of organisations in the domain of public and private sector.
- Registered two Patents & has applied for eight more.
- Worked as a National Resource Organisation with the Central Ministries and as Project Management Consultant with State Government to spearhead MSME cluster development in the target region/ state.
- Functioning as Technical Agency for Khadi and Village Industries Commission [KVIC], Ministry of MSME, Government of India by providing support for developing 18 handicraft\Village industries clusters (12 clusters of Uttar Pradesh, 5 in MP and 1 in Gujarat).
- Functioned as National Resource Agency for 20 handloom clusters across India; out of these 3 were directly implemented by EDII (Varanasi, Chanderi & Sonepur).
- Revitalized Handloom Cluster at Sivasagar & Handicraft Cluster at Srinagar.
Programmes and Activities 2018-19
|Sr. No.||Activity||Location||Duration||Target Group||Objectives & Outcome|
|(A) National Outreach|
|4.1||Consultancy Support to State Startup Mission||Odisha||1 year||Incubatees associated with State Startup Mission||To provide mentoring and hand-holding support to the incubatees associated with State Startup Mission for enterprise creation.|
|4.2||IT Enabled Services (ITES) and solutions in collaboration with Aptech Ltd.||Madhya Pradesh/ Chhattisgarh/ Rajasthan||1 year||SMEs, PSUs, Corporates, Academic institutions||To provide IT enabled services including assessment of examinations for various academic institutions.|
|4.3||Workshop on Valuation of Startups under Kerala Startup Mission||Kerala||2 days||Startups associated with Kerala Technological University||To provide inputs on how to decide net worth of startups.|
|4.4||FDP & Soft Skills Development Programme under the aegis of Infosys Campus Connect Programme||Kerala||1 year||MBA Faculty/B. Tech Students||To develop skills of teachers on how to teach entrepreneurship; developing soft skills among students. Target: 2 FDPs, 5 Soft Skills Prog.|
|4.5||Family Business Management Programme||Kerala||5 days||Family Business Successors||To provide skills sets on successfully managing family businesses. Target: 1 programme|
|4.6||Self Financed Digital Marketing Programme||Kerala||1 day||Entrepreneurs/Business Owners||To impart digital marketing skills to the entrepreneurs. Target: 4 programmes|
|4.7||Vocational cum Entrepreneurship Development Programme under Skill Development Initiative (SDI)||Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Azamgarh, Varanasi, Lucknow & other places||6 months each||Unemployed Youth||To impart vocational and entrepreneurial skills to unemployed youth and facilitate their micro enterprise establishment.|
|4.8||Vocational cum Entrepreneurship Development Programme under Skill Development Initiative (SDI) with a focus on Agricultural implements||Nainital, Almorah & Udhamshing Nagar||6 weeks||Unemployed Youth||To impart vocational and entrepreneurial skills to unemployed youth and facilitate their micro enterprise establishment in agricultural implements sector.|
|4.9||Soft Skills Training to Handicraft Artisans under Handicrafts Mega Cluster Mission (HMCM)||Uttar Pradesh||1 year||Artisans involved in making handicrafts||To provide soft skill inputs to the artisans making handicrafts in the areas of entrepreneurship, business plan, micro business management, marketing, negotiation and communication etc.|
|4.10||Entrepreneurship Training to the Beneficairies of Skill Development Initiatives managed by DICs||Kerala||10 days||Youth||To provide inputs on entrepreneurship and support for enterprise establishment to the beneficiaries of Skill Development Initiative managed by DICs.|
|4.11||Support to Incubators under Livelihood Business Incubator Programme of Local Self Governments||Kerala||3 years||Potential entrepreneurs||To identify potential entrepreneurs and help them in business startup with support of Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Govt. of Kerala.|
|4.12||Advanced Entrepreneurship cum Exposure Programme||Assam||1 month||Potential and existing entrepreneurs||To impart training to the potential and existing entrepreneurs for enterprise establishment and growth.|
|4.13||Establishing Women Entrepreneurship Development Cell under Gwalior Smart City Development Programme||Gwalior||3 years||Potential Women Entrepreneurs||To provide training, mentoring and handholding support for enterprise establishment to the women representing underprivileged sections of the society of Gwalior.|
|4.14||Training Programme for Officers of Central Bank of India and Potential & Existing Entrepreneurs||Madhya Pradesh||1 year||Officers of Central Bank of India & educated youth||To conduct training need analysis and a) impart training to the officers of Central Bank of India on provisioning of BDS to the SMEs b) Conduct training on enterprise set up and enterprise management (including succession planning) targetting educated youth.|
|4.15||Mentoring & hand-holding to the incubatees associated with Agri-Business Incubator set up by Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT)||Kerala||2 years||Agri Business Incubatees under CIFT||To promote entrepreneurs specialising in agriculture and fishery sector.|
|4.16||Vocational Training to Unemployed Youth||Kushinagar||5 years||Unemployed Youth||To provide vocational training to unemployed youth through special training centre in Kushinagar.|
|4.17||Mentoring & hand-holding to the incubatees associated with Incubation Centre promoted by CEED||Kerala||1 year||Incubatees||To provide mentoring and hand-holding support to the incubatees for promoting tech startups.|
|4.18||Capacity Building Programme for Producer Organisations/ Producer Companies||Kerala||10 days||Producer Organisations/ Producer Companies||To inculcate a culture of professionalism and quality management practices to the producer organisations/producer companies.|
|4.19||Business Clinics for Incubatees||Kerala||1 year||Incubatees of DICs||To provide support in terms of identifying, training, mentoring and handholding to the incubatees associated with DICs.|
|4.20||Technical Agency under Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI)||Gorakhpur & Varanasi||3 years||Rural Artisans||To provide broad spectrum support to the artisans for their sustainability and growth under the Cluster Development Approach (5 clusters)|
|4.21||Implementing Cluster Development Programme under SFURTI||Gorakhpur & Varanasi||3 years||Rural Artisans||To create awareness about the SFURTI scheme and enhance productivity of the artisans through joint initiatives.|
|4.22||Cluster Development Programme in Pottery Cluster||Barhalganj, Gorakhpur||5 years||Artisans making pottery||To facilitate holistic development of pottery cluster.|
|4.23||Cluster Development Programme with special focus on hard intervention||Gulariya, Gorakhpur||3 years||Artisans||To facilitate holistic development of pottery cluster and establishment of Common Facility Centre (CFC).|
|4.24||Cluster Development Programme in Wooden Toys sector||Varanasi||5 years||Artisans||To facilitate holistic development of wooden toys cluster.|
|4.25||Promoting Energy Efficiency & Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Measures in Clusters under Climate Change Initiative||Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh||1 year||Cluster MSMEs & their employees||To make MSMEs operating in clusters energy efficient and OHS compliant.|
|4.26||Lean Manufacturing Programme||Kolkata||18 months||Shoe manufacturing units of Janbazar Footwear Cluster||To improve production planning and quality control of the units manufacturing footwear at Janbazar.|
|4.27||MSME Cluster Intervention Programme (M-CIP Project)||Agartala & Rajkot||32 months||MSMEs operating in clusters||To ensure holistic development and improve competitiveness of the cluster.|
|4.28||Revival of Traditional Art - Patola||Surendranagar (Gujarat)||2 years||Artisans of the cluster||To improve quality and productivity of the cluster and facilitate local economic development.|
|4.29||Cluster Development under SFURTI||Kerala||3 years||Rural Producers/ Artisans||To support primary stakeholders of the cluster by imparting hard and soft skills, extend overall management support for establishing Common Facility Centre (CFC).|
|4.30||Developing Coir Cluster||Kerala||3 years||Coir Artisans||To support primary stakeholders of the cluster by imparting hard and soft skills; extend overall management support for establishing Common Facility Centre (CFC). Target: 3 new clusters & 4 existing clusters|
|4.31||Management and Handholding Support to Upcoming Clusters||Kerala||1 year||Cluster Artisans||To provide technical support on developing nano clusters to the Industries Department, Govt. of Kerala.|
|4.32||Scoping Study on Pottery/Terracotta Cluster||18 Districts of Uttar Pradesh||6 months||Stakeholders associated with Pottery / Terracotta cluster||To understand the prevalent problems of the cluster, decide ways of mitigating those problems and explore possibilities of holistic development.|
|4.33||Providing Consultancy Services for Developing Existing Organisations - Producer Groups/ Producer Companies/Farmer Producers Organisations (FPOs)||Odisha||1 year||Producer Groups/Producer Companies/Farmer Producer Organisations||To develop the vision of various organisations, build their capacity, strengthen institutional structure and governance framework, facilitate MIS development, and enhance stakeholders'' efficiency.|
|4.34||Project Management Consultancy Support to spearhead MSME Cluster Development in West Bengal||West Bengal||1 year||MSMEs in WB||To facilitate holistic development and productivity improvement of the MSMEs operating in clusters in West Bengal.|
|4.35||Project Management Consultancy Support to spearhead MSME Cluster Development in Tripura and Uttarakhand||Tripura/ Uttarakhand||1 year||MSMEs in Tripura / Uttarakhand||To facilitate holistic development and productivity improvement of the MSMEs operating in clusters in Tripura & Uttarakhand.|
|4.36||Consultancy Support in Tourism Cluster Development||West Bengal||1 year||Stakeholders associated with tourism industry in West Bengal||To facilitate capacity building of the stakeholders and promotion of tourism cluster.|
|4.37||Providing Consultancy Support in Cluster Development - Odisha Tourism||Odisha||1 year||Stakeholders associated with tourism industry in Odisha||To spearhead cluster development in the state while working as a Technical Agency, to strengthen stakeholders'' efficiency and add value to their services.|
|4.38||Integrated Marketing Support Project (IMSP)||Agartala (Tripura)||3 months||Cluster artisans/Micro Entrepreneurs||To provide marketing support to cluster artisans.|
|4.39||Ethno Tourism Cluster Development & Training Programme for Stakeholders in Tourism Industry||Tamilnadu/Gujarat||2 years||Local artisians, micro/small business owners & stakeholders associated with tourism industry.||To facilitate holistic development of Ethno Tourism cluster and capacity building of stakeholders associated with Tourism Industry.|
|4.40||Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Programme for Youth||Odisha||1 year||Youth||To develop entrepreneurial and employability skills among youth, provide them support to launch and sustain their ventures. Target: 1200 participants|
|(B) Business Development Services|
|4.41||Training programme on Creativity & Innovation for Startups & Corporate Managers||EDII Campus||2-3 days||Startups & Corporate Managers||To train the participants on latest techniques to promote creativity & innovation in their organizations.|
|4.42||Startup Clinic/Bootcamp||National||1 day||Aspiring entrepreneurs, Start-ups, Students||To orient youth towards entrepreneurship as a career option.|
|4.43||Technical Agency under SFURTI||Madhya Pradesh||3 year||Artisans||To provide technical support to selected agencies of KVIC, develop artisans through cluster development approach.|
|4.44||Developing Agri Tools Cluster as a Technical Agency||Gujarat||3 years||Stakeholders of Agri Tools cluster, Bardoli||To create awareness about the scheme (SFURTI), identify implementing agencies, prepare DPR for CFC etc.|
|4.45||EDII - PWC & FICCI collaboration programme on developing National Occupational Standards (NoS) in select sectors||PAN India||3 years||Artisans/Small Producers/ITI students||To support in development of NOS for selected sector skills councils.|
|4.56||Capacity Building of National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) Functionaries||Ahmedabad||12 days||NULM functionaries, officers and field people||To build capacity of NULM functionaries through ''Training of Trainers'' programme so as to enable them implement self employment programmes of NULM.|
|4.57||Workshops on Micro Enterprise and Sustainable Livelihood||EDII Campus||1 day||Officials from CSR foundations, functionaries of NGOs||To deliberate upon the strategic direction for incorporating entrepreneurship development programmes in the approach to be followed for CSR related work.|
|4.58||Management Development Programmes for Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO)||EDII Campus||5 days each||Key functionaries of FPOs||To improve management practices of Farmer Producer Organisations. To link with National Centre for Rural Enterprises.|
|4.59||Training Programme on Business Development Services||EDII Campus||5 days each||Business Development Service Providers||To develop an understanding on the impact of BDS in promotion of Social Responsible Businesses.|
|4.60||Training Programme for Senior Managers of SMEs||EDII Campus||1 week||Senior executives / Leaders of SMEs||To facilitate SME business leaders to grow, expand and sustain their businesses.|
|4.61||Management Development Programme (MDP) on Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs and Managers||EDII Campus||3 days||MSME entrepreneurs and corporate executives||To train entrepreneurs/executives on application of design thinking in mitigating problems and ensuring entrepreneurial creativity.|
|4.62||E-commerce Training Programme||Pan-India||1 year||Manufacturers, Traders, Retailers & Consultants||To develop skills of marketing products/services through E-commerce platform.|
|4.63||Awareness on Zero Effect & Zero Defect||Pan-India||1 year||MSME Units||To ensure that MSMEs adopt zero defect and environment friendly manufacturing practices.|
|4.64||Training Programme on Business Opportunity Identification & Business Plan Preparation for Potential Women Entrepreneurs||EDII Campus||3 days||Potential women entrepreneurs||To facilitate potential women entrepreneurs to prepare business plans.|
|4.65||Support to Training & Employment Programme (STEP)||Pan India||2 years||Women||To provide competencies and skills to enable women to become self-employed/entrepreneurs.|
|4.66||Project Management Consultant (PMC) for Setting up Carpet Park||Madhya Pradesh||5 years||Artisans||To provide technical support in setting up of carpet park and facilitate cluster development.|
|4.67||Mentorship support to Women Entrepreneurs .||EDII Campus||7 days||Existing Micro/ Small Women Entrepreneurs||To provide mentorship support to existing women entrepreneurs.|
|4.68||Developing Integrated Cluster Action Plan & DPR in the capacity of State Technical Support Agency under Shyama Prasad Mukherjee National Rurban Mission (SPMNRuM)||Madhya Pradesh||3 years||Stakeholders in the identified Rurban clusters||To prepare Integrated Cluster Action Plan (ICAPs) and Detailed Project Reports (DPRs).|
|4.69||Sector Specific Entrepreneurship Development Programme||EDII Campus||6 days||Housewives, college-going students||To provide entrepreneurial training and capacity building to the target group for self-employment. Target: 60 trainees|