Introduction: TECHWINGS FROM DST-TEC
It gives us immense pleasure to introduce you to the DST-Technology Enabling Center (TEC) established at SP Pune University, which is revolutionary in its approach to help bright individuals in realizing their dream to become technopreneurs.
DST-TEC at SPPU aims to promote inclusion, access, and equal opportunities for Researchers, Scholars, Students
who have brilliant project ideas for solving real world problems and they are looking for industry collaborations.
DST-TEC at SPPU provides an array of services, including assessment, training and assistive technology devices to help enable individuals to participate fully in their community and the workforce. This center aims to act as a bridge between people and the technology that can improve their quality of life.
Dr. Aditya Abhyankar, Chief Editor
Broader Impacts of the TEC are:
- Advancing the technology base for the analysis purpose, thus impacting numerous fields of science and technology, social science, environment, education, agriculture etc
- Leveraging research to undergraduate/graduate education through planned experiential learning activities in currently offered courses in engineering and technology and blend them with current market trends thus making the innovation base relevant to state-of-the-art.
- Towards promoting entrepreneurial potential of bright students by helping convert POCs into go to market propositions.
- Developing patented technologies and commercializing them through channel industry partners.
Activities carried under DST-TEC at SPPU during July 2019 – December 2019:
Following table presents a summary of the activities carried out under DST-TEC at SPPU during July 2019 – December 2019:
|15th July 2019
||80+ Industries participated, sensitization of TEC activities was done, 23 Industries gave their letters of intention towards working with DST-TEC at SPPU
|14th September 2019
||PAG – 1 meeting at SPPU
(TEC – Big picture presented by Dr. Krishna Kanth Pulicherla)
|The very first meeting of Program Advisory Group (PAG) formed as per DST norms for the TEC was conducted. Important directives and guidelines received for creating success stories out of TEC
|6th October 2019
||Mentoring session with mix of Industry and Academia for potential entrepreneurs
||300+ participants, generic as well as one-on-one mentoring sessions, 11 groups successfully submitted proposals to TEC
|17th October 2019
||30+ potential start ups screened and 3 awarded with certificates, 6 selected
|02nd November 2019
||Workshop for making young innovators familiar with business eco-system, 100+ young enthusiasts participated
|29th November 2019
||One-on-one mentoring sessions for the selected 6 start-up ideas
|2nd and 3rd December 2019
||Two-day International Conference on Green and Sustainable Technologies (also addendum of water Olympiad)
||150+ participants presented papers/posters, 4 ideas were awarded with cash prizes and 2 ideas were offered no-charge mentorship for 6 months under TEC.
|19th December 2019
||One day bootcamp on six technological verticals
||8 teams selected through pre-incubation for each vertical, top team went through
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