EDII Newsletter 116
October – December 2021
Has COVID-19 Encouraged Enterprises to Innovate & Evolve?
COVID 19 has had its twists and turns. While a lot has been said about how it has taken a toll on businesses and entrepreneurial activities, much needs to be highlighted on the front of COVID having seen businesses pivot and come around a full circle.
EDII and Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology (MMMUT), Gorakhpur signed an MoU to widespread entrepreneurship amongst students through sharing of knowledge, resources and by designing and implementing outcome based entrepreneurship development activities.
On 15th November 2021, the Rwanda – India Entrepreneurship Development Centre was inaugurated in Kigali, Rwanda at the hands of Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan. The Centre has been established by EDII, under an agreement with the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.
Regulating economic activities, generating employment opportunities, creating sustainable livelihood avenues, reducing poverty are just some of the advantages that MSMEs bestow on an economy.
Some people are different but with unique skills. The Centre for Empowerment of Differently Abled (CEDA) has been set up at EDII with support of Directorate of Social Defense and Gujarat State Handicapped (Divyang) Finance and Development Corporation, Social Justice and Empowerment Department, Govt. of Gujarat
In order to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Chhattisgarh, EDII signed an MoU with Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur (GGCU) on 8th November. MoUs were exchanged between Director General EDII, Dr. Sunil Shukla and Mr. Suraj Meher, Deputy Registrar of Guru Ghasidas Central University Bilaspur
India’s wealth is reflected in its huge talented resource base of weavers and artisans who are closely connected with traditions and legacy of this resource-blessed country. Gujarat with its rich handicraft and handloom tradition has a glorious crafts history which needs to be resurrected on the cornerstones of skill upgradation;
Gujarat has always been touted as an entrepreneurial state where people have an innate sense of doing business. Women of the state are also much ahead in the league of finding a place for themselves as successful entrepreneurs, despite hindrances which are typically faced by women when they venture out into the business world.
HCL SATTVA Project is unique in the way it focuses on building the inner strengths of community institutions such as SHGs, Clusters / Blocks / District level Federations through a well-designed program that suits the needs of community women.
Women Entrepreneurs – Access Connect Transform (WeAct) is a forum for women entrepreneurs of rural regions to provide them with handholding assistance so that they do profitable and sustainable businesses. EDII has partnered with Accenture to implement the WeAct forum
EDII and Rajasthan Patrika have entered into a collaboration to jointly organize Entrepreneurship Development Programmes for emerging women entrepreneurs. Against
the backdrop that entrepreneurship is the need-of-the-hour, especially among the women community
In line with EDII’s efforts to promote women entrepreneurship is the Project Udaya, wherein the Institute has joined hands with TATA Communications Ltd. to promote entrepreneurship among women from SC / ST
Project UDYAMEE a CSR initiative of Utkal Alumina International Limited, a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group is being implemented by EDII. The project was inaugurated by Mazhar Beig, Unit Head, Utkal Alumina in presence of Dr Lopamudra Priyadarshini, GM CSR, CR & Sustainability, Dr. Subrata Biswal, Regional incharge, EDII Eastern Regional Office
Project Parisar is a one-year project supported by NABARD for setting up Hub & Spoke model at Mysore of ‘coconut leaf straw making’ by 100 rural women from the region. The Hub was inaugurated by Shri Niraj Kumar Verma, Chief General Manager, Regional Office, NABARD, Bangalore.
Catch them young….the phrase carries immense significance when it comes to promoting
entrepreneurial traits among millennials.
For last 39 years, EDII has been ensuring that children and youths from across the country get oriented towards the charms of being an entrepreneur and imbibe entrepreneurial skills
For entrepreneurship to flourish and garner unconditional acceptance as a career option, it is important to have the right kind of processes, a strong and reliable base of knowledge infrastructure and intermediation between various government and private institutions.
The glaring income gap between the haves and the have-nots is beginning to find an answer in entrepreneurship. Most of the underprivileged residing, particularly in villages, are unable to spot growth opportunities and continue to dwell in poverty and dismal conditions.
The Journal of Entrepreneurship (https://journals.sagepub.com/home/joe) is a tri-annual publication published with Sage Publications (ISSN: 0971 3557). Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), (www.ediindia.org) Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, reserves all copyrights.
EDII takes the credit of placing many a startups on a high growth trajectory. Ranked No. 1 in Non-Technical category under Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) – 2021,
Under the aegis of Empresario StartUp Summit 2021, the Institute organized the Directors’ Conclave: Building Start up Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Higher Learning Campuses with the objective to brainstorm on developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in higher learning institutions.
EDII’s alumnus Dibyajyoti Pattanaik joined ‘People’s Forum’ after learning the dynamics of Micro-Finance and Micro-Enterprise Development as a part of Post Graduate Programme in Management (Batch 2002-03). People’s Forum, a non-government organization catered to the credit needs of individuals at the bottom of the economic pyramid.