Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 29:
National Innovation Foundation (NIF), India, an autonomous body of the department of Science and Technology, Government of India has come forward to promote students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and turn them into entrepreneurs.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KIIT University and NIF on Saturday.
As per the MoU, 30 students of KISS will be promoted by NIF to become an entrepreneur and to set up Startup Company by every individual.
On this occasion Prof Anil Gupta, Executive Vice Chairman, NIF said, the sole aim of NIF is to promote innovators from grass root level. Many youths having no formal education have innovative ideas in our country. Their innovative ideas and traditional technology can be utilized for the betterment of the society.
The sole aim of NIF to search such grass root level innovators and promote them to make them as a successful entrepreneur by utilizing their innovative ideas and traditional technologies, he added.
Mapping mind of every single child and explore the mind of tribal children should be done. As a result, we can find such kind of grass root innovators, said Prof Gupta.
Dr Vipin Kumar, Director and Chief Innovation officer, NIF highlighted various activities of NIF.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, founder, KIIT & KISS said, KIIT University gives more importance on research and innovation.
The University always promotes young innovators with unique innovative ideas and technology, he added.
Among others Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT University; Dr. Ajit Patnaik, PCCF, Odisha; Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar, Director KSBT, and CEO, KIIT TBI were present on this occasion. During this occasion NIF, Bhubaneswar Cell was inaugurated in KIIT TBI premises.