MoU signed between CIMP and AIC Bihar Vidyapith
Today CIMP and CIMP-BIIF signed two separate Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with AIC Bihar Vidyapith Foundation for co-incubation services and providing sector-specific mentoring support to startups. It was followed by a talk on “Building a Unified Innovation Ecosystem in Bihar”.
On this occasion, MoU partner, Shri Vijay Prakash, retired IAS, Chairperson cum CEO, AIC Bihar Vidyapith and Shri Promod Karn , COO, AIC Bihar Vidyapith, were present as special guests and shared the dais with CIMP’s Director Prof. Dr. Rana Singh, CIMP-BIIF’s CEO, Mr. Kumod Kumar and Nodal officer, Prof. Rajeev Verma.
While addressing the event, Prof. Rajeev Verma, Nodal Officer Startup Bihar, CIMP, discussed about the inception and growth of CIMP-BIIF as an incubation centre which has incubated 42 startups till date and told that15 new projects are lined up in the new financial year. He talked about the need to develop unified ecosystem for entrepreneurship and the strategic importance of this MoU with Bihar Vidyapith.
Prof. Dr. Rana Singh, Director-in-charge, CIMP congratulated the members of startup team and appreciated the efforts of Bihar Vidyapith in developing and sustaining the incubation ecosystem in the state of Bihar. He said that CIMP shall extend full co-operation to all the current and future entrepreneurs in accomplishing their envisioned goals and objectives.
Speaking during the event, Shri Vijay Prakash shared the story of Bihar Vidyapith from being a century old institution to bagging the recognition as Atal Incubation Centre (AIU) in 2018. He highlighted the mission of the MoU signed with CIMP saying that the purpose is to supplement each other as incubation centres and create a unified entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bihar in order to nurture grass route innovations, brining technology to Bihar and creating access and linkage between the entrepreneurs and technology. He also stressed the need to promote entrepreneurship through education, training and institutional strengthening and identifying policy gaps and proposing solutions for the same.
At the end of event, vote of thanks was given by Mr. Kumod Kumar, CEO CIMP-BIIF.