Capacity Building

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

April 18 , 2017

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP), in collaboration with GIZ & Steinbeis Germany, brings to you a 4-day Workshop on ‘Managing Innovation in Small Businesses’ to promote & inculcate the spirit of innovation among entrepreneurs for rapid growth, and enhance the Innovation Management capability of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) & Start Ups.

The programme is designed to help participants acquire necessary skills to successfully manage innovation in business. It would particularly assist Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) & Start Ups to not only find the ‘right idea’ to grow their business but also to improve their overall innovativeness. As entrepreneurs (SMEs & Start Ups) play a crucial role in driving economic development and create employment, this programme has been designed to help them to innovate, develop and explore feasible business models and markets to enhance the growth of their enterprises.

The programme would provide exposure to participants to theoretical concepts as well as practical tools and techniques to generate innovative product/service ideas, validate them and manage their product development process. Further, they will get to understand essential concepts in marketing and branding, financial modelling, business model development and presentation.

For more details visit: http://www.iimcip.org/?p=1555

Last Date of registration : 15th May’2017

For any query, kindly contact – Jaroa Chakraborty, 7449321704, 03324678313-extn-577, jaroac@iimcip.org

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.