Promoting Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Coastal Karnataka

Manipal: A virtual meet on ‘Promoting Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Coastal Karnataka’ will be held on 12th February 2021 from 10 am to 12:30 pm through Webex platform and is open to all. This meet is jointly organised by Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Mangalore University, NITK Surathkal, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Yenepoya University, Srinivas University, CII Mangalore Chapter, and IKP. The program is supported by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Biotechnology Industry Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Bitechnology, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Ayog of Govt. of India and Dept of IT, BT and S&T, Govt. of Karnataka and Indian STEP & Business Incubator Association (ISBA).

The Coastal Karnataka region is known for education, strong cultural environment and also several industries, namely cashew, fisheries, hotel, banking, manufacturing, Information Technology, etc., emerged from the region. The region has several STEP/Incubators supported by several Dept of Central & State Governments. Considering the several initiatives by Govt of India, namely, Atmanirbhar Bharat, NEP (New Education Policy), STIP (Science, Technology & Innovation Policy), NISP (National Innovation and Startup Policy), it has been planned to have a virtual meet of relevant stakeholders on “Promoting Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Coastal Karnataka”. Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M D Venkatesh, MAHE Vice Chancellor mentioned the necessity to develop the region as an emerging hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the global map. The broad objectives of the virtual meet are strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the regional, Industry-Institute Interaction/Networking at the regional level, organising Annual Entrepreneurship/Tech Summits, communication between stakeholders and to the Society about Innovation & Entrepreneurship developments.

Vice Chancellors of the regional Universities, Director-NITK, Chairman-CII Mangalore Chapter, representatives from various depts. of Central & State Governments, President-ISBA, Co-founders of leading companies of the region and CEOs of Incubators of the region will be the panelists. Dr. T V Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd. will deliver the keynote address.


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