Institution Innovation Council (IIC), University of Jammu
The Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) of University of Jammu was established as part of the initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in the year 2018. The objective of establishing IIC at University of Jammu is to promote innovation in the University through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the Campus.
The Institution's Innovation Council (IIC) is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Government of India, aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among students in Higher Education Institutions. The objectives of the Institution's Innovation Council are:
- Promote a culture of innovation: The IIC aims to create a vibrant ecosystem that encourages and nurtures innovation and entrepreneurship. It seeks to instill a culture of innovation among students, faculty, and staff, inspiring them to think creatively and develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.
- Encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing: The IIC encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing among educational institutions, industries, and other stakeholders. It facilitates networking and partnership opportunities to foster innovation and exchange of ideas. The council organizes seminars, conferences, and competitions where students and faculty from different institutions can come together to share their experiences and learn from each other.
- Work towards skill development and capacity building: The IIC focuses on enhancing the innovation and entrepreneurial skills of students and faculty members. It organizes skill development workshops, training programs, and boot camps to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to innovate and excel in their entrepreneurial pursuits. The council also encourages faculty members to undertake research in innovation and entrepreneurship and provides them with the necessary support.
- Showcase innovative projects and ideas: The IIC provides a platform for students to showcase their innovative projects and ideas. It organizes innovation exhibitions, hackathons, and competitions to highlight the creative and entrepreneurial talents of students. This not only boosts their confidence but also facilitates networking and potential collaboration with industries and investors.
- Foster entrepreneurship: The IIC focuses on promoting entrepreneurship by providing guidance, mentorship, and support to aspiring entrepreneurs. It aims to make students aware of their capabilities to turn their innovative ideas into viable business ventures. The council organizes various entrepreneurship-related activities, workshops, and networking events to encourage and facilitate such endeavors.
- Support startups: The IIC provides support and guidance to student startups and innovative projects. It helps identify potential startups and provides them with resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities to accelerate their growth.
By pursuing these objectives, the Institution's Innovation Council aims to promote and nurture a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration among students, faculty, and staff in Higher Education Institutions, contributing to the overall growth and development of the nation.
Members of IIC:
- Prof. Veenu Kaul President
- Prof. Jyoti Vakhlu Vice President IIC & Internship Activity Coordinator
- Prof. Rakesh Vaid Convener IIC & NIRF Coordinator
- Dr. Jatinder Manhas Innovation Activity Coordinator
- Dr. Bindu Sangra IPR Activity Coordinator
- Dr. Harish Chander Social Media Coordinator
- Dr. Skarma Nonzom ARIIA Coordinator
- Dr. Ripu Daman Parihar Start up Activity Coordinator
Advisors of IIC:
- Mr. Ishan Verma MD, Nentoir Technology Pvt. Ltd.
- Mr. Arush Mahajan MD, Via & NS Company Pvt. Ltd.
- Ms. Jasleen Kour MD, Branding Elves Pvt. Ltd.
- Mr. Amit Verma MD, Pix & Ease, Pvt. Ltd.
Evidence of Success
India First Leadership Talk Series
SESSION ON ACHIEVING PROBLEM-SOLUTION FIT & PRODUCT-MARKET FIT
Institution’s Innovation Council in collaboration with The Law School, University of Jammu organizes Lecture cum Interaction for the Workshop on Design Thinking, Critical Thinking and Innovation Design for Start-ups for the students.
Expert talk on "Process of Innovation Development & Technology Readiness Level (TRL)"
& "Commercialization of Lab Technologies & Tech-Transfer"
Session on “How to plan for Start-up and legal & Ethical Steps”