Capacity Building

Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development , 2017

December 12 , 2017

The outreach program took place in IIMC Campus from 6th December – 9th December. There were about 12 delegates attending the workshop. The government of Mizoram were very keen to join the workshop for their EDS Master Trainers. The session was chaired by CEO IIMCIP : Mr. Subhrangshu Sanyal followed by Prof. C.D Mitra, Mr. Suman Mukhopadhay (Banganatok.com) and Mr. Vikram Duggal who spoke about the business model and the canvas for the model.

Mr. Subhrangshu Sanyal- CEO IIMCIP delivered a speech to giving an overview about Ideations tools and Technique
and customers Value Proposition Model.Mr. C.D Mitra while speaking explained the marketing and branding requirement for any product. IIMCIP Incubatee MS. Priyandarshini(5C Network), Ms. Ekta Jaju(Onganic), Mr. Biswajit( Edurade)joined the session : interaction with the start ups.

The audience were highly engaged in the programme and actively participated in the same. The programme was a grand success and acquired positive responses from enthusiastic individuals from various sectors.

Workshop on managing Legal issuies for the Start-Ups (28th Nov,2017)

November 29 , 2017

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The workshop was taken by Mr Simit Bhagat, Program Officer, Asia at Thomson Reuters Foundation .There were 8 incubates present there for the workshop which were Medi360, R C Hobbytech, Growvill Education, NexConnect Ventures, BigCells Technologies, Bongiyo Gramin Krishi Udyog, Onganic Foods and Sanjevani Khamar.

Mr Bhagat spoke about how they help the organisations to connect with different legal matters if any.The participants were at given an opportunity to speak about their existing business model and share the legal challenges they are facing currently The programme delved into not only theoretical concepts but also practical tools and techniques to help participants solve legal matters ideas, validate them and manage their product development process.

The workshop ended with an interactive Q & A session, where questions were posed by not only the participants but faculty as well.

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Workshop on Managing Innovation in Small Businesses (31st May-3rd June’2017)

April 18 , 2017

The 4-day workshop on Managing Innovation in Small Businesses, started on the 31st of May’ 2017 with 15 participants from different parts of the country.
The programme delved into not only theoretical concepts but also practical tools and techniques to help participants generate innovative product/service ideas, validate them and manage their product development process. It included Experiential Learning Methodology (ELM) using a blend of classroom lectures, presentations, case studies, group discussions and hands-on exercises.

The participants were at the beginning given an opportunity to speak about their existing business model and share the challenges they are facing. Through the span of next three days participants were exposed to the different facets of innovation & entrepreneurship-Innovation Basics, Customer value propositions, Ideation Technique, Design Thinking, Marketing and Branding, Business Model Canvas, Financing Essentials and Presentation Skills.

On the last day the teams presented their business models based on their learning, after being given hands-on experience on how to bring innovation in their existing ventures.

The workshop helped the participants to look at their businesses from a whole new perspective and helped them to think differently by giving pivotal importance to the customer’s pain points. The workshop particularly assisted Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) not only to find the ‘right idea’ to grow their business but also to improve their overall innovativeness.

Workshop on Managing Innovation in Small Businesses 2017

March 20 , 2017

The 4-day workshop on Managing Innovation in Small Businesses, started on the 16th of March’2017 with 22 participants from different parts of the country.
The programme delved into not only theoretical concepts but also practical tools and techniques to help participants generate innovative product/service ideas, validate them and manage their product development process. It included Experiential Learning Methodology (ELM) using a blend of classroom lectures, presentations, case studies, group discussions and hands-on exercises.
The participants, a mix of small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, were given exposure to the different facets of innovation & entrepreneurship-Innovation Basics, Customer value propositions, Ideation Technique, Design Thinking, Marketing and Branding, Business Model Canvas, Financing Essentials and Presentation Skills.
The workshop helped the participants acquire necessary skills to successfully manage innovation in their business. It particularly assisted Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) not only to find the ‘right idea’ to grow their business but also to improve their overall innovativeness.

Shilpa Shibir 2016

February 28 , 2016

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park is organizing a Capacity Enhancement Workshop (Shilpa Shibir) from 28 Feb – 1 March 2016 for the Industrial Development Officers of MSMET department, West Bengal Government to support District-Level Entrepreneurship Development.

The Capacity enhancement of WB DIC officials in 2015-16 will focus on making participants more familiar and adept at using the key process, tools, systems and policies that the Department of MSME&T has been implementing in recent times to promote development of a better eco-system for MSME business in the state.

Shilpa Shibir

May 11 , 2015

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park is organized a Capacity Enhancement Programme (Shilpa Shibir 2015) for the District Industries Centre (DIC) Officers of the West Bengal MSME Department and the Industrial Development Officers to support District-Level Entrepreneurship Development.

The workshop was conducted in 4 batches from 11 May 2015 to 09 June 2015 covering 260 officials from 19 districts of West Bengal.

This programme had a focus on interactions, discussions & ideation sessions, group exercises, role play, shared learning and practical approach rather than a classroom style lecture. It focused on making participants more familiar and adept at using the key processes, systems, tools and techniques that will enable their transition from regulators to supportive facilitators of entrepreneurship in the districts of West Bengal.

It included workshops on technical aspects like – how to create a good business plan and how to evaluate bank loan applications. There was an interactive session with local entrepreneurs from different domains, who spoke to the officers regarding their entrepreneurship journey and the support which they expect from the government.

A session on the importance of effective communication was conducted which stressed on the need to develop the right attitude.

The workshop included an informal session with the Principal Secretary, Department of Micro and Small Scale Enterprises & Textiles, Government of West Bengal, where the Principal Secretary shared the new initiatives taken up by the MSME department. He also appreciated the efforts put in by IIMCIP in supporting these new initiatives and promoting entrepreneurship in the state.