A two-day workshop cum roundtable discussion on Business Incubators of North East India was held from July 16-17 hosted by the ‘Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research & Analysis and Incubation and Enterprise Support Centre’ at IIM Shillong.
The virtual workshop cum roundtable discussion was attended by representatives of various incubators from the North Eastern (NE) States. Several topics were covered during the sessions such as status of business incubators in NE, managing incubators in the Indian context, technology commercialization through incubation, offering specialized services, implementing a mentoring program, raising finance for incubated startups, and marketing and stakeholder management.
Gaigongdin Panmei, Financial Adviser, NEC, DoNER Ministry, Government of India, as the guest of honour at the event, emphasized the significance of value addition on various regional products.
R. Ramanan, former (First) Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, delivered the keynote address, focusing on how a lot of government schemes are brought in and how a lot of incubators have been established pan-India to support the startup movement in the country.
The other speakers for the technical session of the two days program were Preethi M, Manager-Technology Business Incubator, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Prof. G. Krishnamoorthy, Vice-Chairman-Governing Body, IIT Guwahati-Technology Incubation Centre, Sreerag Rajan, Incubation Manager, Amrita TBI, Kerala, Lijo P Jose, General Manager, LIVE Incubator, IIM Kozhikode, and Prof. Tejbanta Singh Chingtham, CEO, TBI, Atal Incubation Centre, Sikkim Manipal University, Sikkim.
There were also follow-up roundtable panel discussions with representatives of different incubators from Sikkim, Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, and Mizoram.
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