News

June 21 2017

Accolades for 5C Network

5 C Network won the Best tech Startup in Karnataka organized by Delloite and Govt of Karnataka for their work in teleradiology and their approach in bridging the healthcare divide through technology. They  were also recognized as the best startup at the m2m+iot forum organized by the Govt of India and leading Telecom providers in New Delhi.

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Aizawl Post

April 19 2017

Pacchunga University College hosts Thinking Social Seminar, March’17

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park in association with TATA group hosted Thinking Social Seminar at Pacchunga University College ,on 31st March’2017, under the aegis of TATA Social Enterprise Challenge. The primary objective of this event was to build awareness on social entrepreneurship, generate interest and inspire the young generation to come up with innovative solutions to social challenges.

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Times of India

March 16 2017

Bengal’s entrepreneurial climate on upward curve

While it still has miles to go to be counted among the best, entrepreneurial confidence is steadily rising in Bengal, with a recent study putting the state in the “aspiring” category.
Overall, Bengal finished ninth on the entrepreneurial readiness index ahead of states like Andhra Pradesh and Haryana, but behind Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab and Chattisgarh.

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India Blooms

October 21 2016

IIMCIP launches its new project INVENT

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, formed under the aegis of IIM Calcutta, for promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in research and business through industry-academia partnership, formally announced the launch of its new initiative INVENT, on Wednesday, at IIMC City Office campus in Kolkata.

According to the organization, INVENT is a joint initiative by IIMCIP in association with DFID UK and Technology Development Board (TDB), Government of India.

The program is designed to create a platform to support social entrepreneurs in eastern India, for-profit social enterprises, which are deploying innovative solutions to the prevailing social challenges.

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Business Standard

October 21 2016

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park plans challenge of 5,000 start-up ideas

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) plans to launch a grand challenge targeting 5,000 start-up ideas by March next year, an official said here on Wednesday.

“We are contemplating to launch a grand challenge, an event which will run over a couple of months to target around 5,000 start-up ideas by March,” Uttam Kumar Sarkar, Dean, New Initiatives and External Relations (NIER), IIM Calcutta, told the media here.

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The Hindu Business Line

October 21 2016

IIM-Calcutta to incubate 100 start-ups by 2020

IIM-Calcutta is planning look to incubate around 100 start-ups by 2020. The institute will hold a competition, wherein 5,000-odd ideas will be short listed, said Professor Ashok Banerjee of IIM-C.

As of now, the IIM has 14 incubatees, and another 6-8 are expected to be added by November.

Apart from mentorship and hand-holding, incubatees will also get access to technology and IIM’s alumni network. This apart, the institute will pick up a maximum of 3 per cent stake in the start-ups; it will also invest in some firms.

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First Post

October 21 2016

IIM Calcutta to incubate 100 start-ups by 2020

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park has chalked out plans to incubate 100 start-ups by 2020, of which 40 would be funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and DFID.

IIM-C director Saibal Chatterjee said that the Innovation Park, which started two years ago, has provided seed capital to six start-ups and is ready to go for a second series of funding.

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India Today

October 21 2016

IIM Calcutta planning for 100 start-ups by 2020

“The park is presently incubating 14 start-ups and IIM-C has also got the mandate to mentor 40 start-ups in the social enterprise sector under the INVENT scheme for a period of three years,” said IIM-C director Saibal Chatterjee

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Business Insider India

October 21 2016

IIM-C will be incubating 100 startups by 2020

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park has created out plans to incubate 100 startups by 2020, of which 40 would be funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and DFID.

IIM-C director Saibal Chatterjee said that the Innovation Park, which started two years ago, has provided seed capital to six start-ups and is ready to go for a second series of funding.

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The Times of India

October 21 2016

IIM-C to incubate 100 startups from Kolkata

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP), a Section 8 company formed under the aegis of IIM-Calcutta to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in research and business through industry-academia partnership, is currently focusing on nurturing innovative startups from the eastern region.

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The Indian Express

October 20 2016

IIMCIP starts talent hunt to find & support start-ups

Targeting at least 5,000 start-ups across India, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP), a section 8 company formed under the aegis of IIM Calcutta, will launch a talent hunt in the form of an event for a couple of months.
“Our objective is multi-pronged. We will identify, mentor and promote about 100 startups by 2020, and ensure that each of them get funding. To make that a success, we need to increase our visibility as well, which is why we are organising the challenge,” said Professor Ashok Banerjee, IIM Calcutta faculty, during a press conference on Wednesday.

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Economic Times

October 20 2016

IIMCIP to incubate 100 startups by 2020

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) is working towards supporting 100 plus start-ups by 2020. The mission has taken off with IIMCIP backing up six start-ups in the last one year across sectors like healthcare, education, technology and others by pumping in total capital to the tune of Rs1 crore.

MyPrivateTutor, Bodhi Health Education, Edwell Solutions, Appeti, Organic thali, and Magasool being some of the startups IIMCIP has helped with the seed capital.

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