Eastern Regional Office: Bhubaneswar

EDII at the Eastern Region of India with the onus of advancing the arena of entrepreneurship ecosystem, has been contributing and committed towards holistic growth of the region to support market demand and display the social responsiveness. The entrepreneurial contours are fast shaping up in the region, including the bottom of pyramid. The result-oriented interventions and impacts have been heartening and continue to move up the ladder.  To oversee the work in the entire region, the institute has set up Eastern Regional Office (ERO) at Bhubaneswar, State office in Kolkata and several project offices in the region across Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andaman & Nicobar.

Major Activities Undertaken

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Entrepreneurship Training Programmes for Youth, Industrial Clusters, Cluster Development Executives etc under Ministry of MSME, Govt of India

Entrepreneurship Sensitisation and Development Programme (ESDP)

Digital MSME, Industrial Motivation Campaigns (IMC)

Online- Thematic Training Programmes for SC-ST youths under NSSH scheme of NSIC


Technical Agency (SFURTI) under Ministry of MSME, Govt of India with KVIC, IED Odisha, Coir Board, COHANDS, PPDC Agra

Bamboo Craft Cluster at Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi

Bamboo Craft Cluster at Baripada, Mayurbhanj

Bamboo Craft Cluster at Rohibanka, Nayagarh

Berhampur Handloom Cluster, Ganjam

Athmalik Handloom Cluster, Angul

Applique Cluster at Bhadrak


Handmade India (HMI) Project

To boost the marketability, introduce appropriate market oriented designs in Handlooms of Barpalli in Bargarh, EDII has been working closely with the weavers of Bargarh under the project.


EDI acts as a Project Management & Consultant (PMC) for MSE-CDP

Preparation of comprehensive Diagnostic Study Reports (DSRs) for Angul Engineering Cluster, Angul; Pipli Applique Cluster, Puri; Pahal Rasagola Cluster, Khordha, Angul Fly Ash Cluster, Angul; Siminai Powerloom Cluster, Dhenkanal for Directorate of Industries, Govt of Odisha

Soft Interventions for Leather Products Cluster at Topsia, Kolkata for Office of DCMSME, Ministry of MSME, Government of India


Skill to Success with Accenture

EDII has aligned its approach to contain migration by enabling the migrants to opt for self-employment through skilling under the project.


Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP)

10 blocks in Odisha; 8 blocks in West Bengal, 2 blocks in Jharkhand and 1 block in Chhattisgarh


Faculty Development Programme (FDP) in Entrepreneurship

EDII has trained hundreds of Faculties of Engineering and Management Institutions of eastern states, CEOs and Managers of Technology Business Incubators (TBIs), Social Change makers, Senior Executives of Financial Institutions including m-FIs


Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP)

EDII has taken its mandate to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship among youths through modes of organising EDPs, Technology based EDPs, Women – EDPs in engineering and management institutions with the support of DST, Govt of India


Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)

EDII has successfully completed Physical Verification of PMEGP Units in Odisha for FY 2011-12 and 2012-13 under the assignment. The quality of assignment has been appreciated by the O/o KVIC.


Digital Financial Literacy Programme (DFLP) under PSIG, SIDBI

EDII has sensitised hundreds of existing MSMEs and traditional traders on use of digital forms of financial transactions in businesses across Odisha, West Bengal


Business Plan Preparation and Appraisal with the support of SIDBI

EDII has trained about 50 Senior Management Executives of m-FIs, TBIs, Founders and Managers of Start-Ups, Heads of CSR on preparation of Business Plan and its Appraisal


Certificate Course in Project Management

About 15 state Govt Officials of different SRLMs, CSR heads were trained on Nuances of Project Management in social and development sector


Implementing BDS in MSME Clusters with

Department for International Development (DFID), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), The World Bank & Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).

Leather clusters at Kolkata, Santiniketan


Promotion of Women-SHGs under NABARD

Promoting micro enterprises through promotion of 1000 WSHGs in LWE district of Dhenkanal


Industry Associations’ / Business Membership Organisations Capacity Building Training Programmes

EDII has been working very closely with Industry associations and Business Membership Organisations (BMOs) in eastern region including Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh for their capacity building, institution building, strengthening governance structure


Socio-Economic Empowerment of Women

135 Strengthening SHGs/Federations and Promoting IGAs, Promoting cadre of Self Employed Business Development Service Providers at local level from among the communities


Rural Industries Programme with SIDBI

Identification of business opportunities and development of entrepreneurs through capacity building efforts.


Enterprise development under CSR of TATA Steel

200 women and youths trained

107 started their individual or group activities through

57 enterprises grounded and scaled -up


Strategic CSR project for Tata Sponge Iron Ltd (TSIL)

EDII facilitated smooth shifting of project affected families with rehabilitation through strategic interventions like sensitisation, skilling, enterprise promotion etc


Cluster Resource and Management Agency [CRMA] – HANDLOOMS

10 Clusters in Odisha


National Resource Agency (NRA) – Office of DC – Handlooms

Sonepur (Odisha), Bargarh (Odisha), Burdwan (West Bengal), Nadia (West Bengal)


Implementing Agency (IA) & Implementing Agency for Consolidation Phase from 2012 to 2015

Sonepur (Odisha)


NTFP Based Micro Enterprise Development, Value Addition & Marketing for OFSDP, Government of Orissa

Development of a cadre of forest officials having expertise in  community organization


Certificate Course on Shakti Sahayika (BDSP for SHGs/ Federations) for Govt of Odisha

To enhance their potentialities

To make them self sufficient in their respective fields.

To stimulate their thoughts to bring a revolution in the field of SHGs 

To enhance their personality development and their art of living through Yoga.


Business Development Service Providers for Mission Shakti & Employment Mission, Odisha

Ideating and Development of a cadre of BDSPs at Panchayat level to groom SHGs and promote micro enterprise among women

A cadre of 194 BDSPs developed


Increasing employability of Displaced Families under Project of Vedanta Aluminum limited

Enhancing employability of the DFs through imparting soft skill and hard skill

135 DF personnel trained and employed successfully by the company


Intrapreneurship Development programmes

Intrapreneurship Development programmes have been conducted for training DGM, AGM and Manager level officials of IRE, Kerala and Odisha.


Policy Advocacy and Action Research

Action Research to identify Business opportunities for Rural Areas and provide handholding Support to SHGs for Mission Shakti, Government of Odisha (2008)

FNSt sponsored study on “Impact of New Economic Policy of SMEs” for Odisha

An Action Research in Unorganized Sector – Handloom for DC(Handlooms) for Integrated Handloom Cluster Development Scheme at Sonepur

Business Development Service Providers in India: A Study of Calcutta Metropolitan [2000]

Enterprise Development Strategy in Hilly and Mountain Regions in Jharkhand, Odisha [2001]