Institutions Innovation Council

Ambedkar Bhawan, BBAU

About IIC

Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) program is initiative of Ministry of Education (MoE)through MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC) in collaboration with AICTE for Higher EducationalInstitutions (HEIs) to systematically foster the culture of innovation and start-up ecosystemin education institutions.

IICs’ role is to engage large number of faculty, students and staff in various innovation andentrepreneurship related activities such as ideation, Problem solving, Proof of Conceptdevelopment, Design Thinking, IPR, project handling and management at Pre-incubation/Incubation stage, etc., so that innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem getsestablished and stabilized in HEIs.

The IIC model is designed to address the existing challenges/issues in HEIs such as lessnumbers, occasional and unplanned Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) activitiesorganised in HEIs with low involvement of top leadership, lack of coherence and absence ofsynergy in resource mobilization, deployment and underutilization of creative potential ofyouths as major barrier for vibrant I&E ecosystem to emerge from HEIs IIC official website

Major Focus of IIC

  • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem.
  • Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs.
  • Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions onInnovation Achievements Framework.
  • Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas.
  • Develop better Cognitive Ability for Technology Students.
  • Objectives of IIC

  • Create a cutting-edge hub equipped with essential resources, expertise, and capabilities, facilitating swift action, fosteringgroundbreaking research and innovation, and adeptly addressing unforeseen challenges
  • Cultivating Innovation: Pioneering the cultivation of innovative ideas through the creation of an enriching environment.
  • Empowering Emerging Talent: Empowering the potential of students and young individuals, igniting their participation intransformative opportunities.
  • Institutional Synergy for Local Solutions: Establishing synergistic ties with local institutions to collectively address pertinentcommunity challenges.
  • Incubating Tech-Driven Ventures: Fostering the growth of technology-centric startups and vocational endeavors, propellingentrepreneurial spirit.
  • Forging Academic-Industrial Nexus: Seamlessly bridging academia and industry to surmount unemployment challenges effectively.
  • Collaborative Team Endeavors: Collaboratively orchestrating branding and positioning strategies to amplify collective impact.
  • Championing Impactful Research: Actively promoting research endeavors that contribute meaningfully to societal betterment
  • Championing Impactful Research: Actively promoting research endeavors that contribute meaningfully to societal betterment
  • Guided Research Advancements: Offering steadfast support and guidance to research undertakings through dedicated fellowships
  • Catalyzing Collaborative Exploration: Catalyzing collaborative endeavors through Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and jointresearch initiatives.
  • Cognitive and Entrepreneurial Empowerment: Nurturing cognitive acumen and entrepreneurial prowess through coaching and skillenrichment.
  • Inspiring Ideation Sessions: Facilitating dynamic brainstorming sessions among scholars and students, fostering an environmentconducive to innovative thinking.
  • To conduct brainstorming sessions to create ideas among scholars and students.
  • Develop better Cognitive Ability amongst Students.
  • Arranging awareness programs for orientation of entrepreneurs.
  • Nurturing of start-ups, technology based occupational ventures.
  • Functions of IIC

  • To conduct various innovation andentrepreneurship-related activities prescribed byCentral MIC in time bound fashion.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share successstories.
  • Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/interactions with entrepreneurs, investors,professionals and create a mentor pool for studentinnovators.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurshipdevelopment organizations.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal tohighlight innovative projects carried out byinstitution’s faculty and students.
  • Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.
  • Benefits of IIC

  • No major capital investment required forestablishing IIC as it will make use of existing localecosystem.
  • Students/Faculty associated with IIC will getexclusive opportunity to participate in variousInnovation related initiatives and competitionsorganized by MHRD.
  • Win exciting Prizes/Certificates every month.
  • Meet/Interact with renowned Business Leadersand top-notch academicians.
  • Opportunity to nurture and prototype new ideas.
  • Mentoring by Industry Professionals.
  • Experimentation with new/latest technologies.
  • Visit new places and learn a new culture.
  • Activities / Initiatives carried out within the IIC's framework

  • National Start-up Day - 16th January
  • World Wetland Day 02nd February
  • Social Media/ Start-up Event 15th February
  • National Science Day - 28th February
  • World Creativity and Innovation Day - 21st April
  • World Earth Day - 22nd April
  • World Intellectual Property Right Day - 26th April
  • World Immunology Day - 29th April
  • National Technology Day - 11th May
  • World Environment Day - 05th June
  • World Entrepreneurs Day - 21st August
  • World Pharma Day - 25th September
  • National Education Day - 11th November
  • Workshop on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” as Career
  • Opportunity
  • My Story - Motivational Session by Successful Innovators
  • My Story - Motivational Session by Successful Entrepreneur/Start-up founder
  • Session on Problem Solving and Ideation Workshop
  • Exposure and field visit for problem identification
  • Organise an Inter/Intra Institutional Idea Competition/Challenge/ Hackathon and Reward Best Ideas - Managethrough YUKTI-NIR
  • Mentoring Event: Demo Day/Exhibition/Poster Presentation of Ideas/PoC & linkage with InnovationAmbassadors/Experts for Mentorship Support - Manage through YUKTI-NIR
  • Workshop on Design Thinking, Critical thinking and Innovation Design
  • Organising Innovation & Entrepreneurship Outreach Program in Schools/Community
  • Organise an Expert talk on Process of Innovation Development, Technology Readiness Level (TRL); Commercialisation of Lab Technologies &Tech-Transfer
  • Workshop on Entrepreneurship Skill, Attitude and Behaviour Development
  • Conduct a Session on Achieving Problem-Solution Fit and Product-Market Fit
  • Field/Exposure Visit to Pre-incubation units such as Ideas Lab, Fab lab, Makers Space, Design Centres, City MSME clusters, workshops etc.
  • Organise an Inter/Intra Institutional Innovation Competition/Challenge
  • Hackathon and Reward Best Innovations - Manage through YUKTI-NIR
  • Mentoring Event: Demo Day/Exhibition/Poster Presentation of Innovations/Prototypes & linkage with Innovation Ambassadors/Experts forMentorship Support - Manage through YUKTI-NIR
  • Workshop on Prototype/Process Design and Development.
  • Session/ Workshop on Business Model Canvas (BMC)
  • Field/Exposure Visit to Incubation Unit/Patent Facilitation Centre/Technology Transfer Centre such as Atal Incubation Centre etc.
  • Session on “How to plan for Start-up and legal & Ethical Steps”
  • Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and IP management for start up
  • Organise an Inter/Intra Institutional Business Plan Competition and Reward Best Innovations - Manage through YUKTI-NIR
  • Session on Innovation/Prototype Validation – Converting Innovation into a Start-up or Session on Achieving “Value Proposition Fit” &“Business Fit”
  • Session on Accelerators/Incubation - Opportunities for Students & Faculties - Early Stage Entrepreneurs
  • Organise Session on “Lean Start-up & Minimum Viable Product/Business”- Boot Camp (or) Mentoring Session
  • Session on Angel Investment/VC Funding Opportunity for Early Stage Entrepreneurs.
  • Session/ Panel discussion with innovation and Start-up Ecosystem Enablers from the region/state/national level
  • Organising Innovation & Entrepreneurship Outreach Program in Schools/Community
  • Organise an Inter/Intra Institutional Start-up Competition and Reward Best Start-ups - Manage through YUKTI-NIR
  • Mentoring Event: Demo Day/ Exhibition/Poster Presentation of Start-Up & Linkage with Innovation Ambassadors/Experts for MentorshipSupport - Manage through YUKTI-NIR
  • Name Designation
    Prof. Rana Pratap Singh President
    Prof. Shishir Kumar Vice President
    Prof. Naveen Arora Coordinator, Innovation Activity
    Prof. Kushendra Mishra Coordinator, Startup Activity, Coordinator, ARIIA & NIRF
    Prof- Amit Kumar Singh Coordinatior , Internship
    Prof. Shubhini A. Saraf Coordinatior, IPR Activity
    Prof. Govind Ji Pandey Coordinator , Social Media
    Prof. Sanatan Nayak Member
    Prof. B.C.Yadav Member
    Prof. Venkatesh Dutta Member
    Dr. G Sunil Babu Member
    Dr. Dhirendra Pandey Member
    Dr. PS Rajinikanth Member
    Dr. Arpit Shailesh Convener