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Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)/IPR/RM

RIT Entrepreneurship Development Cell

RIT Roorkee, Department of Management Studies, inaugurated the E- Cell on 25th November 2019. The inauguration was done by Dr Ajit K. Nigam (Associate Dean- Incubation Center, UPES, Dehradun) in association with Startup Uttarakhand in presence of Dr Parag Jain (Director, RIT Roorkee), Mr. Amit Kumar Rawat, Dr Aruna Bhat (HOD Management), Prof. Ajay Singh, Dr Amit Tanwar, Dr Deepak Arya, Mr Vishal Sharma and other faculties.


The inauguration was followed by welcoming the dignitaries. Dr Nirmesh Sharma (Assistant Professor- Management Department) addressed the event and gave floral welcome to the guests. After saying a few words about Dr Nigam, she highlighted the importance of opening an E-Cell in the institute and motivating the students to participate actively in the E- Cell activities.


Dr. Nigam interacted with the students of B.Tech (first and second-year) and MBA by making them understand what actually a start up is. He emphasized on inculcating the feeling of entrepreneurship amongst students. Further Mr. Mohit Nagpal (Assistant Professor – UPES, Dehradun) gave valuable insights on the difference between an Entrepreneur and a Manager. He also explained various schemes run by Start-Up Uttarakhand and MSME. Mr Vaibhav Mishra (President E Cell -UPES, Dehradun) detailed about startup events held on regular-basis in UPES, Dehradun and most importantly the ways through which an idea can easily be transformed into a Business Product.


Dr Nigam further interacted with faculties from various departments and solved the queries asked by the faculties during the interaction. He emphasized on conducting various activities based on Startups and how the government of Uttarakhand is helping the young entrepreneurs in starting these start-ups. He discussed the various guidelines of Uttarakhand government and listed the ten major sectors where students can take up a problem pertaining to society and get it solved.


Mr. Vaibhav Mishra elaborated on the various activities conducted at UPES viz. “Stratagem, Ted-Ex-UPES, Business Plan competitions” and other such activities where students can participate and learn to refine their raw ideas into presentable ones. The faculties also play a role in motivating students and giving them a proper direction.


S.No. Title Event Type
1 My Story- Motivation Session by Successful Entrepreneur/ Start up Founder EDC
2 Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development EDC
3 Entrepreneurship (NIDHI PRAYAS and NIDHI EIR) EDC
4 An expert talk on innovation and patent grant IPR
5 Webinar on IPR IPR
6 IPR Awareness Program IPR
7 Field/ exposure visit to incubation unit IPR
8 Demo day/ Exhibition/ Poster presentation of business plan IPR
9 Innovation and Entrepreneurship on HEIs for Aatmnirbhar Bharat & Celeberating 75 years of independence IPR
10 Session on Entrepreneurship  IPR
11 Start Ups Conclave IPR
12 Research and Innovation Patent Grant IPR
S.No. Title Event Type
1 Workshop on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation as Career Opportunity” EDC
2 Session on Angel investment/ VC funding opportunity for early stage entrepreneurs. EDC
3 Session on Accelerators/ Incubation – Opportunities for the students and faculty – Early Stage Entrepreneurship EDC
4 Orientation Session on National Innovation and Startup Policy (NISP) IPR
5 Session on identifying intellectual property component at the early stage of innovation IPR
6 Session on Process of Innovation Development IPR
7 Interactive session/ Mentoring session with successful start-up founders IPR
8 Session/ Panel discussion with innovation and startup ecosystem enablers from the region/ state/ national level. IPR
9 Session on Why IP is important in academia? IPR
10 Patents and Pateomatic IPR
11 Expert Session on innovation and technology transfer IPR
12 Field/ Exposure visit to incubation unit/ patent facilitation Centre/ Technology Transfer Centre/ Co-working spaces. IPR
13 Innovation Ecosystem IPR
14 Motivation Speech on launching innovative product IPR