School: University Industry Interaction Center (UIIC), School of Civil Engineering & School of Mechanical Engineering.
Venue: C.N.R Rao Seminar Hall, C.V Raman Block
Date: 11th to 13th October 2018
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Cell of UIIC, REVA University successfully organized Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp from 11th to 13th Oct 2018 along with School of Civil Engineering and School of Mechanical Engineering. The programme was funded by National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), under DST-NIMAT project of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India supported by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII).
The camp was formally inaugurated by Dr. Kiran Kumari Patil, Director UIIC, REVA University on 11th October 2018. Resource persons Mr. Ramesh Kumar, CTO, Eduquity and Mr.Hitesh Devara, Founder, Criador Labs were welcomed by Prof. Pushpa Lumina on behalf of REVA family. Dr. K.S Narayanaswamy, Director, School of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. S.K Prasad, IEDC Mentor and Prof. Lalith Sharma, EDII were also present during the Inaugural function. Mr. Praveen H.J, Assistant Manager, UIIC introduced the guests to the participants.
The main objective of this Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) is to create awareness among students of Engineering and Science courses about various facets of entrepreneurship as an alternative career option. The idea of organizing this workshop is to inculcate the fundamentals, key concepts of Entrepreneurship in the Science and Technology among students. The Three day camp concluded with a valedictory session and a humble vote of thanks.
The main attractions of the camp were as follows:
- Successful Entrepreneurs were invited for expert lecture.
- Practicing entrepreneur’s success stories – common problems faced by entrepreneurs was discussed.
- Grant, funding and loaning from banks, agencies was discussed.
- Improving communication skills (interacting with people) for better results was discussed.
Approximately about 100 students from School of Civil Engineering and School of Mechanical Engineering successfully participated in the camp and each participant will be awarded a certificate. The camp was successfully coordinated by Mr. Praveen H.J, Assistant Manager, UIIC under the leadership and direction of Dr. Kiran Kumari Patil, Director, UIIC. IEDC Coordinators Prof. M. Sreenivasulu Reddy, Prof. Bahvana, Prof. C.D Hampali, Prof. Veerabhadrappa T, Prof. Avinash and UIIC team also contributed towards conducting the event successfully.
Day 1: 11th Oct 2018
Mr. Hitesh Devara, Co-Founder & CEO of Criador Labs Pvt Ltd addressed the participants. He explained difference between Businessman and Entrepreneur with examples. He spoke about how he got inspired by other entrepreneurs and why it is important to be innovative for an entrepreneur. He explained about the innovative projects being developed by his company. He also asked students to apply for internship projects in Startups rather than bigger companies.
Mr. Ramesh Kumar, CTO Eduquity addressed the students and spoke about Jugaad and creativity in solving real life problems. The speaker gave opportunity to interact during session and explained them how entrepreneurs think before arriving at a solution to a problem they have identified.
The speaker of session Ms. Srividya Puppala shared her entrepreneurship journey and explained how entrepreneurs see a problem as an opportunity for business. The speaker showed some videos related to the topic and she spoke about her startup and challenges she faced as women entrepreneur.
Mr. Girish Batra, Entrepreneur, and Author of book “Experiments in Leadership” addressed the participants on ideation process and selecting best idea to build products or services. He talked about how design thinking process can help entrepreneurs to get clear picture of the problem they identified and how to convert that into viable business idea. He shared examples of startup founders who used this method to address their challenges in business.
Day 2: 12th Oct 2018
Mr. Priyadarshi, Founder of Knowlexon addressed the participants on financial and technical assistance available for startups from Govt and Private agencies. He spoke how he wants to make best use of the available opportunities created for entrepreneurs and he also asked students to apply for incubation program at REVA University to experience the Startup journey.
Mr. Sanjay, Managing Partner of Apple Safety Glasses addressed the participants & shared his entrepreneurial journey. He spoke about the technical challenges that are existing in his domain and how as a team they are working on to overcome those challenges. He said that the facilities created at REVA are Top Class and students must come out with innovative products rather than just a B.E Degree. He gave brief details about his company and its products.
Session 3 & 4:
Mr. Kashinath Patnasetty, Head – VAS & Application support, ACE Designers Limited addressed the participants & talked about Technical aspects of a small scale business. He spoke about how startups at Peenya Industrial area works under Cluster system and how each company is helping each other to fill the gaps. He stressed on non-availability of skilled engineers in India and its impact on production.
Day 3: 13th Oct 2018
Session 1 and 2 – Industry Visit
Industrial visit was organised as a part of EAC to India Packaging Products Pvt Ltd, Doddabalapur Industrial Area, Doddabalapur Taluk, Bengaluru and K B Plastics, K.L.A.D.B. Industrial Area, Doddabalapur, Bengaluru.
India Packaging Products Pvt. Ltd. (IPP) is an industry leader specialising in design and manufacturing of high precision Injection moulded components and sub-assemblies. Students felt that such exposures of industrial visit will help them to get practical knowledge. They interacted with the industry officials and they got clarified their doubts also. Mr. C.P. Navneeth Kumar, Vice President-Operations, India Packaging Products Pvt Ltd. interacted with the students in their training Centre and also he agreed for internship for students in their company.
The camp ended with QA session and followed by Feedback session.