IIT Ropar-Punjab Infotech joined hands to foster entrepreneurship in the State
Jasbir Kapoor/royalpatiala.in/ Ropar
An MoU was signed today between IIT Ropar and Punjab Infotech in the presence of Rajat Agarwal, IAS, CEO & MD Punjab Infotech, Ashooneet Kaur, Ex. Directeor Pb Infotech, Sunil Chawla – DGM Startup Punjab & Hardeep Singh Somal- Sr Consultant Startup Punjab and J.K.Sharma, CEO, TBI, IIT Ropar.
In a bid to extend its services and expertise to the state, and offer mentorship guidance to startups in Punjab, IIT Ropar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government’s Startup Punjab initiative. By partnering with Startup Punjab, IIT Ropar aims to create a a platform where emerging entrepreneurs and startups can engage with key ecosystem players including advisors and government stakeholders. The MoU seeks to offer services to startups such as Pre-incubation support may include idea/product development, business basics, market research, accounting/financial management, pitching ideas, go-to-market strategy, distribution strategy, marketing activities etc.
IIT Ropar Technology Business Incubation supports entrepreneurs in the journey to become market-ready, scale-up startup innovations, while working along with industry leaders to bring mentors, investors, technology companies and advisors to these startups.
On this occasion, Prof. S. K Das, Director, IIT Ropar said, “IIT Ropar’s mission is to create a conducive ecosystem for startups by implementing a policy and a framework that enables entrepreneurs to scale their businesses, and by creating the necessary infrastructure required for promoting entrepreneurial activities. This is done by fostering Industry-Academia linkages, Industry Linkages for Startups and building an entrepreneurial culture. The collaboration between IIT Ropar and Punjab Infotech will go a long way in boosting the start-up ecosystem in the state.”
Research and Innovation
IIT Ropar has made serious efforts to align its R&D focus with the intent of making a positive imapct on the world. We attract some of the best students and faculty that conduct research projects in advanced areas of science and engineering. The Institute has ongoing academic and research collaborations with many national and international universities, in order to keep pace with expanding frontiers of knowledge.