‘Need for creating an enterprising society’

‘Need for creating an enterprising society’

JKEDI receives 70 fresh ideas, displays 20 prototypes of innovations

SRINAGAR: The bootcamp campaign of Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) on Tuesday reached SSM College of Engineering, Parihaspora where more than 225 students from different streams participated in the camp. Besides engineering and management students, the faculty members of the college also participated in the day-long event.
The camp was part of the bootcamp campaign launched by the institute in all the districts of the state under the J&K Startup Policy-2018 for which JKEDI has been designated as the nodal agency.
The JKEDI team for boot camp included Project Manager, Syed Firdous, Consultant, Sheikh Fayaz and Nodal Officer JKEDI Baramulla, Waseem Ahad, Syed Mueed and Waseem-ul-Gani, an official handout read.
The programme was coordinated by JKEDI district centre Baramulla. Project Manager, Syed Firdous deliberated on the background and rationale of J&K Startup Policy. He also stressed on need for creating an enterprising society and collaboration between JKEDI and engineering colleges like SSM to facilitate young innovative minds to enrich the entrepreneurial ecosystem, the handout read.
Consultant, Sheikh Fayaz deliberated on history of innovations and motivated the students to develop a critical thinking which could lead to innovations in different fields. He urged the participants to share their innovative ideas so that the institute could help them turn those ideas into profitable business ventures, it read.
On the occasion, 20 students of the college displayed the prototypes of different innovations and discussed the commercialisation prospects of their ideas with the JKEDI startup team.
During the bootcamp, JKEDI team received 70 ideas shared by the SSM college students. These ideas shall be made part of ‘Idea Bank’ to be scrutinised later by an expert team.
The main objective of the bootcamp campaign launched by JKEDI is to bring mass awareness about the startup policy and to inculcate spirit of innovation among the youth to give flip to the conversion of innovative ideas into profitable business ventures, the handout added.