Startups are the Call of the Day

India is quite familiar with the word ‘Start-ups’ and is putting up major  policy measures to give a boost to this culture. Startups promise to bridge the gap between the present economic status of India and the envisioned status five years hence. EDII is involved in varied activities to boost the start-up culture in the country.

Nodal Institute for Startups under the 'Scheme for Availing Assistance to Innovations’

Industries Department, Government of Gujarat has nominated EDII as the Nodal Institute for Startups under the Startups/Innovation scheme. In this five-year project which began in January 2015, EDII has been providing counseling and mentorship support to startups in the fields of agri-business, food processing, bio-technology, chemicals, plastics and manufacturing.

Student Start-up and Innovation Policy (SSIP)

The Student Startup & Innovation Policy of Government of Gujarat aims to create an integrated, state-wide, university-based innovation ecosystem to support innovations and ideas of young students and provide a conducive environment for optimum harnessing of their creative pursuit. The Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Gujarat has shortlisted EDII for receiving grant under SSIP.

So far, received prototype development grant to the tune of Rs. 8.5 lakhs.