Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) was started in the year 2018 to jointly run various Platforms/Programs at JNNCE with the Support of various Govt. Departments & agencies, Universities, Institutions, Industries, Startups, NES Management, JNNCE Faculty, Alumni & Students. CIE aims to create innovation, startup & Entrepreneurial ecosystem at JNNCE and in & around Shivamogga by providing all the required facilities like incubation support, startup space, Mentors connection, Support on IPR & Startup Registration, Investors Connection, assistance in building Business plan, Financial Projection, team building, product launch, marketing, scale-up etc., CIE Also provides platform to setup Development Centers & Centers of Excellence by various startups, Industries, Agencies & MNCs at JNNCE Campus.

Here are some of the initiatives/Platforms of CIE:
NewGen IEDC: National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India has started New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC) at JNNCE in 2018 to “promote knowledge based and technology-driven start-ups by harnessing young minds and their innovation potential in an academic environment”. Students will be encouraged to take up innovative projects with possibility of commercialization. Few amongst the “Job-Seekers” would be converted to “Job-Generators” through the entrepreneurial route. Best 10 innovative projects in Batch-1 (2019-20) have been selected recently in which each project team will get upto Rs. 2.5 Lakhs funding support to undergo their projects.

New Age Incubation Network (NAIN) Centre:
Department of IT BT, Government of Karnataka has started “New Age Incubation Network” Centre at JNNCE in 2014 to build startup & business ecosystem in and around Shivamogga. Innovative Project proposals will be invited from JNNCE students, Alumni, Research Scholars & the public every year. For Top 10 innovative ideas, there will be a funding of upto Rs. 3.00 Lakhs per Project. Best 43 innovative projects in Batch-1 (2015-16), Batch-2 (2016-17), Batch-3 (2017-18) & Batch-4 (2019-20) have been funded to a maximum of Rs. 3.00 Lakhs per project.

JNNCE Research & Innovation Centre aims to nurture innovation and encourage entrepreneurial talents among students, faculty and people of the region, and to facilitate inter-disciplinary research and coordinates with Incubation Center to bring up start-ups and promote budding entrepreneurs. JNNRIC might include research proposals addressing the Agricultural Technology, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation System ICT for Socially relevant problems. JNNRIC will assist students Faculty, staff and students to boost the research and Innovation by way of funding to a certain extent (seed money) every year as follows:

# Project type Funding/Project (INR) No. of projects Total Funding (in INR)
1 Innovative Project Up to Rs. 25,000/- 10 2,50,000=00
2 Research & Innovation Project Up to Rs. 50,000/- 7 3,50,000=00
3 Research Project Up to Rs. 1,00,000/- 9 9,00,000=00
JNNCART: Centre for Agriculture & Rural Technology, a Centre for Appropriate and Agricultural Technologies was setup at JNNCE with the objective of serving farming community and other people of the Malnad region. Students will be motivated to address problems faced by the farmers through innovative, cost effective farming implements as a part of their project work as prescribed in academic curriculum.

CART nurtures innovation, and encourages entrepreneurial talents among students, faculty and people of the region to help agricultural needs of the farmers. It facilitates inter-disciplinary research and coordinates with incubation centre to bring up start-ups and budding entrepreneurs.

CART aims to Encourage students and faculty for innovation, idea generation and product development, Provide seed fund to transform an idea into a product, Arrange workshops for students to create awareness in the field of agri-based entrepreneurship, Help with the patenting process, Inspire and support staff and students to achieve their potential and meet the challenges of society, Facilitate development of at least two innovative products that are socially relevant.

The five projects selected and excecuted for the year 2018-19 are
1. Arecanut Plucker cum Sprayer
2. Multipurpose Hybrid Sprayer
3. Mini Trencher Trenching Machine
4. Hydrophobic sand to combat water scarcity in irrigation
5. Trenching Machine

Technology Business Incubator (TBI): Karnataka Council for Technological Upgradation (KCTU), Govt. of Karnataka has approved a TBI & will be started soon. The main objective of this TBI is to promote untapped creativity of individual innovators & to assist them to become technology based entrepreneurs. JNNCE-TBI aims to provide common instrumentation facility, Mentors & Investors Connection, Co-Working Space, Office Space, Small Manufacturing Units, access to laboratories etc., for all associated individuals, innovators, startups, MSMEs & Companies

JNNCE-MHRD Institution’s Innovation Council: In association with MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC) of AICTE, CIE JNNCE is working towards establishing an Institution’s Innovation Council. Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) at the Institute is a unique model based on Hub-Spoke and coherence approach to align with the innovation and entrepreneurship promotion and support programs are being organized by various departments and ensures round the year activities in the campus for effective engagement, learning and practicing innovation and entrepreneurship among students and faculty community. Ideally, the Institution’s Innovation Council is a faculty-led but student-centric body formed by the institute with the active representation of entrepreneurial faculties, students and experts representations from regional ecosystem enablers, pre-incubation and incubation centers within and outside the institute and work in synergize manner towards to provide a platform to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas and process of resulting in innovative activities & entrepreneurial in their formative years.

Intellectual Property Cell (IP Cell): In association with KSCST, VTPC and InovaTree, CIE JNNCE is working towards establishing an IP Cell to provide all required information & guidance on IPR to Students, Alumni, Faculty, Research Scholars, Innovators, Startups, Companies, Industrialists, Academic Institutions & Universities in and around Shivamogga.

Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell): In association with E-Cell IIT Madras, CIE JNNCE is working towards establishing an E-Cell with the objective to develop spirit of Entrepreneurship among the students, to motivate students towards self-employment and entrepreneurship, to blend technical skills of students with entrepreneurial skills to convert their innovative ideas into enterprise. Activities of this cell include Conducting Awareness Programmes, Skill Development Programmes, Workshops, Business Plan Competitions, Boot Camps, Entrepreneurial Talks, Mentoring Students, taking up innovative projects, Assisting in getting financial support, Company Incorporation, IPR etc., for Startups.

Technology Activities & Programs(TAP): A club of passion driven young students excelling together, either be it in the process of creating innovations, be it being active & rebellious dreamers in turning real time challenges prevailing in academics & to develop an individual in all possible ways by learning & sharing the skillsets. TAP is a knowledge sharing & knowledge gaining platform for all the interested students from different streams & semesters which helps every individual student to be an out-of-the-box thinker which helps to do innovative projects. Here the students can conduct group activities, undergo projects etc., Ideas/Projects developed from TAP teams will be supported by other platforms for further development & commercialization.

NAIN Creative Club: NAIN Creative Club, an initiative of NAIN Centre was started on 23rd September 2017 to provide a open platform for students to learn, excel & train students by conducting workshops & Seminars on various cutting edge technologies & languages. Club supports inter-departmental activities, which ignites the students to think out of box and helps to gain & explore creativity.

Startups under CIE:
1. Ekathva Innovations Pvt. Ltd. was started in July 2018 by Mr. Vikas H C & team from NAIN first batch.

Development Centres under CIE:
1. RootsGoods Development Centre by RootsGoods OPC Pvt. Ltd.
2. Sunrise Digital Media Development Centre by Sunrise Digital Media Pvt. Ltd.
3. Ventalyst Development Centre by Ventalyst Pvt. Ltd.
4. Silfra Tech Development Centre by Silfra Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Many other Innovators, Project Teams, Startups, MSMEs & Companies are in discussions and in pipeline to setup Startups, Development Centers & Centers of Excellence at JNNCE under CIE.

We are in the process of establishing JNNCE Research Park with the objective of pursuing research in niche and cutting edge technologies and science.

For further details Contact:
Mr. Mallesh Kumar K S,
Project Manager, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Incubation Centre Manager, New Age Incubation Network Centre
Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering, Shivamogga
Contact No: 7676284239
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Mr. Nrupatunga C M
Project Coordinator, NewGen IEDC
Contact No: 9449552793
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Dr. Manjunath P
Prof. & Head, Dept. of ECE
College Coordinator, NAIN Centre
Contact No: 9964378365
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Dr. H. R. Mahadevaswamy
Principal & Chief Coordinator, NewGen IEDC
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Dr. E Basavaraj
Professor, Dept. of ME
Co-Ordinator, JNNCART
Contact No: 9448344199
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Dr. Karthika B S
Assoc. Prof., Dept. of CE
Convener, JNNRIC
Contact No: 9008420322
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