MoS Mr Athawale to inaugurate the Multi-Use Convention Centre in NEHU tomorrow

Shillong, August 27: The North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), a premier Central University of the country recently awarded with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA 3.22) (2017) in the third cycle by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and NIRF ranking (2018) of 39 among Universities, wishes to extend incubating platform in certain key sectors like Building Materials Construction Technology; New and Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability; Water, Sanitation and Solid Waste Management and Other Emerging areas of National Importance.

This centre to facilitate, Product Development as a start- up, Incubation and Entrepreneurial Support and Training to Incubatees and Manpower. The MoS, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, Mr  Ramdas Athawale will formally open the Centre tomorrow at the Multi-Use Convention Centre while Vice Chancellor, NEHU, Prof. S. K. Srivastava will preside over the function. Hon’ble Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri A.L. Hek will also be present on the occasion.

The objective of the Incubation Centre is drawn from the vision of Prime Minister’s “Self-efficiency in country’s products under Make in India” to provide an ecosystem for start-ups, to offer guidance, mentoring, physical space and network for funding and value based collaboration for incubation of novel ideas. With these intentions NEHU aims to promote entrepreneurship in North Eastern States and wishes to expand its presence through start-ups.

Further the Centre will offer active incubation support to the new proposed ventures to become independent and self-supporting over the period. The centre will help provide technical knowhow to these ventures to become efficient, competent models so that they become eligible for formal funding support from donors, philanthropists, network partners and investors.

The incubate centre in the first phase will  be nurtured in the filed of Agriculture, to Develop products and processes which ensure improved productivity, enhanced market-access, better quality of produce; Healthcare, Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages through improved technologies; Livelihood, to promote sustained inclusive and sustainable incubation of ideas and products that will guarantee economic growth for all through full and productive employment and decent work.

In the field of Waste Management, to equip human settlements with safe and easy management and processing of waste and Enabling Differently-abled, by developing robust tools and technologies which foster empowerment, integration and inclusion of differently-abled in our society. Incubation Centre, NEHU is open for all young and budding entrepreneurs.



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