Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University in Lucknow hosted a workshop “AARAMBH: The Journey of a New Beginning” on Friday with startup mentors and stakeholders.
Alok Kumar, Secretary to the Chief Minister and Technical and Vocational Education, UP, pledged to extend all support to AKTU’s incubation centers and asked directors to register their incubators with the government of here on April 15, 2022.
He also indicated that more collaboration is needed between industry and academia to develop the right startup culture in the state.
AKTU Vice Chancellor Prof. PK Mishra urged students to be the catalyst for change through innovation.
The main aspects discussed during the workshop were politics, infrastructure creation, financing and financial failures. The following round table was on “Learning from experience: Entrepreneurs Arena – From Founders to Thought Leaders”. Speakers said students need guidance and skills to experiment with new ideas and bring social awareness. They felt that a startup’s problem is after product development where entrepreneurs are unable to market properly due to high marketing and testing costs, quality, and time.
A special session on creating a startup model in sync with the Government of India was addressed by Mohit Gambhir, Director of Innovation, Ministry of Education. Gambhir shared the initiatives taken by AICTE and the Ministry of Education for the development of the startup ecosystem.
Sandeep Tiwari, Head Professor, Innovation Hub, AKTU, said that by adhering to the vision of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”, we would like to contribute to the initiative to foster UP’s startup ecosystem.