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.
The panelists in the discussion forum were Prof. Shailendra Singh, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi and Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Jammu. The discussion was moderated by Prof. Sanjeev Chaturvedi, Advisor-India Uzbekistan Entrepreneurship
Development Centre, Tashkent. The discussion highlighted that Entrepreneurs are widely accepted as change-makers, and their innovations and the inherent desire to bring unique ideas, products and services to life are an important segment of today’s globalized economy. New trends of globalization, global competition, social development, corporate downsizing, and the emergence of a knowledge-based economy have forced attention towards creating different types of entrepreneurs, it was observed.
“The current business environment is characterized by vulnerability, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Budding entrepreneurs need to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to deal with such an environment. The key to this is to ensure that all these characteristics are viewed as a whole and the answers are networked together to evolve a target-oriented, wholesome response.”
– Prof. Shailendra Singh, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi
“In the present environment, institutions, particularly those imparting higher learning can play a major role and serve as ideal platforms to motivate students to harness resources, ideate and create new ventures or improve existing businesses. These institutions can focus on cultivating an entrepreneurial ecosystem and mindset within their campuses.”
– Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Jammu.
“A flourishing industrial environment leaves a lasting impact on the economy. While it brings stability in society by providing innovative solutions, it also inspires the younger generation to think creatively and dares them to take the plunge. Hence the emphasis on entrepreneurship and startups will always remain a priority for EDII just as it is for the country.”
– Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director General, EDII
The EDII Alumni Association recently launched a mobile application where the alumni can sign up and get connected with their batch mates and other alumni. So far, 200 members have registered and the numbers are fast increasing. EDII has a strong alumni base with many significant networking activities. Over the last three months, the alumni has met over 3 times; the largest hybrid meet being on 29th October 2021, with over 120 alumni, from across the country coming together, in their respective places and connecting virtually & physically.