Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) is an initiative of Kerala Startup Mission under Startup Bootcamp Scheme of Government of Kerala. Under this scheme financial assistance is given to selected colleges for supporting innovative products and thereby build an entrepreneurial eco-system inside the campus.

The mission of the IEDCs is to "develop institutional mechanism to create entrepreneurial culture in academic institutions to foster growth of innovation and entrepreneurship amongst the faculty and students ".

Objectives of the IEDCs:

  1. To act as an institutional mechanism for providing various services including information on all aspects of enterprise building to budding S&T entrepreneurs.
  2. To create Entrepreneurial culture in the Parent Institution and other institutions in the region
  3. To inculcate a culture of innovation driven entrepreneurship through student projects.
  4. To catalyse and promote development of S&T knowledge-based enterprises and promote employment opportunities in the innovative areas.

Functions of IEDCs:

  1. To organise Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps, Entrepreneurship Development Programmes, Faculty Development Programmes and Skill Development Programmes in the college/institution for the benefit of S&T persons.
  2. To initiate five innovative student projects each year for new innovative product development.
  3. To guide and assist prospective entrepreneurs on various aspects such as preparing project reports, obtaining project approvals, loans and facilities from agencies of support system, information on technologies, etc.
  4. To arrange interaction with entrepreneurs and create a mentorship scheme for student entrepreneurs.
  5. To facilitate creation of entrepreneur's club in each college to foster culture of entrepreneurship amongst students
  6. To arrange industrial visit to understand the present problems faced by the industry and propose innovative solutions.
  7. To act as a Regional Information Centre on business opportunities, processes, technologies, market, etc. by creating and maintaining relevant data bases.
  8. IEDCs would also sensitise the management of the institutions regarding the importance of entrepreneurship and integrate their activities with the Host Institutions.

Coordinators

Achievements

  • 1st Prize in Start Up i3 (Ideate : Innovate : Incubate)

     

              The following students have secured first prize in startup i3 (event organized by KSUM) held at MES Advanced Institute of Management and Technologies (MES AIMAT).

    1. Akshay KG : S5 EC

    2. Mathew BK : S7 CE

    3. Sreerag SJ : S5 EC

    4. Abhishek PK : S5 CS

    5. Amrith Harikrishnan : S5 CS

    This is the second consecutive time St Thomas College of Engineering and Technology is securing first prize in a startup i3.

  • Shortlisted for Project Presentation at Kerala's biggest start-up SME Conclave (Green Room)

    Two of our projects has been selected to present their innovation in Kerala's biggest start-up SME Conclave (Green Room). They are one among the 20 best projects selected from all IEDC's in Kerala.

    The details of the selected team are as follows

    1. Project Title : Eco-Toothbrush 
    Team Members : 1. Sachin PV
    2. Nibin
    3. Sidharth
    4. Jithinraj
    5. Abhishek R

    2. Project Title : Chakka Kokka
    Team Members : 1. Amrit Raj 
    2. Jishnu K 
    3. Adarsh TV
    4. Sourav
    5. Yedhukrishnan

  • KTU Project Competition

    Students from S4 Mechanical (Jishnu K, Amrith Raj, Aadarsh TV, Sourav V and Yadhukrisnan CA) has been shortlisted for the final stage of Project Competition conducted by KTU. Their project is one among the 6 projects selected for the finals.

  • 1st Prize in Start Up i3

    Team AJ5 from S6 Mechanical has won the first prize worth ₹15000 for their project presentation during "Startup i3" program conducted by Kerala Start Up Mission at UKF College of Engineering & Technology , Kollam

Activities

ktu project competition 2017-05-18 Students from S4 Mechanical (Jishnu K, Amrith Raj, Aadarsh TV, Sourav V and Yadhukrisnan CA) has been shortlisted for the final stage of Project Competition conducted by KTU. Their project is one among the 6 projects selected for the finals.
IEDC Inauguration 2017-04-07 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) was inaugurated by Mr. C Rajan (Chairman, Kerala Dinesh Cooperative Society) by making a call which initiated a contraption mechanism, made by our students, which eventually led to Logo and video launch.
1 st Prize in Start Up i3 2017-03-19 Team AJ5 from S6 Mechanical has won the first prize worth ₹15000 for their project presentation during "Startup i3" program conducted by Kerala Start Up Mission at UKF College of Engineering & Technology , Kollam
Logo Design Competition 2017-02-13

Logo Design Competition

 

Winner :

Mr. Anand KP (S4 Civil Engineering ) won a cash prize of Rs.1000/-

 

Project Pitching Competition (Be Your Own Boss) 2016-11-03

Winners :

Sl No.

Team

Project Title

Members

1.

AJ5

Semi Automatic Rubber Tapping Machine

Amal Jis Jose

Adarsh P

Abhishai

Varun

Anil

Amal Premraj

2.

GISVI

GISVI

Akshay

Prijith

A cash prize of Rs: 3000/- and Rs: 2000/- were awarded to the winning team respectively