Chitkara University’s CEED Inks Pioneering Partnership with EPIC-TBI for Entrepreneurial Advancement

Published on November 25, 2023 | 192 views

Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh, continues its commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurial excellence through a groundbreaking collaboration between its Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development (CEED) and the Entrepreneurship Promotion & Incubation Council (EPIC-TBI), an esteemed initiative by the Government of India.

Esteemed dignitaries formalized the momentous Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signifying a shared vision to cultivate an entrepreneurial ecosystem that propels sustainable business development in India. Dr. Meenu Khurana, Pro Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh, and Rama Kant, Founder Director of EPIC TBI and Director of Elinco Innovation, sealed the partnership during a ceremony attended by notable figures, including Dr. Kamal Kumar Sharma, Principal, Ambala College of Engineering and Applied Research (ACE); Manohar Lal, CEO of EPIC TBI; and Gourav Mahajan, Director of CEED, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh.

This strategic alliance brings forth a multifaceted collaboration, with CEED benefiting from robust technical support to amplify its capacity for driving innovation. The partnership extends exclusive access for students and technology-based startups associated with CEED to EPIC-TBI’s cutting-edge facilities, fostering an environment conducive to impactful research and development.

Dr. Meenu Khurana emphasised the transformative potential of this collaboration, stating, “This partnership aligns with Chitkara University’s commitment to nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit among our students and fostering a culture of innovation. By leveraging EPIC-TBI’s expertise and resources, we aim to provide our aspiring entrepreneurs with the optimal environment to turn their ideas into successful ventures.”

EPIC-TBI, recognised for its instrumental role in supporting startups, will contribute its wealth of experience and infrastructure to this partnership. Manohar Lal, CEO of EPIC TBI, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, highlighting its potential to accelerate the growth of startups and contribute to the larger entrepreneurial landscape in India.

Gourav Mahajan, Director of CEED, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh, shared insights into the collaborative initiatives planned under the MoU, stating, “This partnership is not just a ceremonial agreement; it’s a commitment to fostering a dynamic ecosystem where entrepreneurship thrives. Through joint initiatives, mentorship programs, and access to cutting-edge resources, we envision this collaboration unlocking new frontiers for innovation and sustainable business development.”

The partnership between CEED and EPIC-TBI is poised to be a catalyst for transformative change, aligning with the broader national agenda of promoting entrepreneurship as a key driver of economic growth. As both institutions pool their expertise and resources, they set the stage for a future where aspiring entrepreneurs have the support and infrastructure needed to turn their visions into impactful ventures.