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VC Dr. P.K Mishra invited as Guest of Honour at Innovators cum Entrepreneurs Meet (ICEM 2019)

VC Dr. P.K Mishra invited as Guest of Honour at Innovators cum Entrepreneurs Meet (ICEM 2019)

Dr. P.K Mishra, Vice Chancellor, Kaziranga University was the Guest of Honour at the Innovators cum Entrepreneurs Meet (ICEM 2019) held at CSIR NEIST Jorhat, on 8th-11th May 2019. The 'Innovators cum Entrepreneurs Meet' was organized by CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology (CSIR-NEIST), Jorhat, at its premises to promote entrepreneurship among the striplings. The institute is focusing on entrepreneurship development in the country, particularly in North-Eastern Region (NER) with innovative technologies developed by the institute for last few decades and understand the needs and aspirations of the innovators & entrepreneurs.

The Meet was attended by several eminent persons such as Padma Bhushan Dr T Ramasami, Former Secretary, DST, Govt. of India; Padma Shri Prof. V Prakash, Former DG CSIR & Former Director CSIR-CFTRI; Padma Shri Dr Anil K Gupta, Visiting Faculty, IIMA & IITB; Padma Shri Dr. Uddhab Bharali, Renowned Innovator; Dr. Anil Koul, Director, CSIR-IMTECH; Dr Rakesh K Mishra, CSIR-CCMB; Prof. Vibha Tandon, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Dr A Chakraborty, Chief Scientist & Head, DGTC, CSIR; Dr VM Tiwari, Director, CSIR-NGRI; Dr. Sunil R Parekh, Chief-Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad; Dr. Viswajanani Sattigerri, Scientist H, TKDL Unit; Dr. N. Krishnamurti, Former Head, Organic Coating and polymer, CSIR-IICT, Consultant, Pidilite, J&J and RCI; Dr. Hemchandra Goswami, Innovator Majuli Mask Craft; Dr. H. Purushotham, CMD, NRDC and Prof. Tapas K. Kundu, Director, CSIR-CDRI and about 20 other innovators and entrepreneurs' have delivered very good talks.

A total of 127 entrepreneurs and innovators from all the states of North East attended the programme. One of the highlights of the programme was the "Food for Thought" where 9 themes viz., 1. Entrepreneurship in Educational Institutes, 2. Start-ups – Prospects and Con-straints, 3. Traditional Knowledge based Entrepreneurship, 4. Women Entrepreneurship, 5. Waste to Wealth, 6. Nature Inspire Healthcare, 7. Knowledge for Empowerment, 8. Agri-Entrepreneurship (Organic, GM & non-GM crops) and 9. Data Science for Sustainable Development were thoroughly discussed on 8th May evening for 3 hours during dinner.

The last day of the event was sponsored by NRDC, New Delhi which was concluded with another very inspiring lecture delivered by Padma Shri Prof V Prakash about challenges in food value chain in agri food processing in NE and solutions through sustainable microentrepreneurship from farm to folk.