EDII ecosystem approach focuses on growth-oriented entrepreneurship, based on the evidence that high-growth entrepreneurs are the main drivers of innovation, productivity and employment. The institute emphasises on successful ecosystem focusing educational framework that transfers knowledge and builds human capital. By creating a conducive ecosystem EDII nurtures many potential entrepreneurs, to be connected to other entrepreneurs and veteran business leaders in order to develop business acumen. Progress is sustained through incubators and extended mentorship. Through our Start-up Bootcamps, Venture Competitions and Entrepreneurs in Residence programme we foster and grow EDIIs Entrepreneurial spirit.
EDII annually arranges a number of appreciated public events and guest lectures with various resource persons ranging from industries, policy makers associated with MSME, bureaucrats and eminent entrepreneurs. The aim is to create awareness among the campus students about the various product dev. facilities and resources in the campus so as to induce an entrepreneurial mindset into the students.
We are here to Inspire GenNext who has the inbuilt urge to innovate. More than millions are trained under various initiatives at EDII. We initiate networking student enterprises from campus to incubators, seeding funds, bankers and investors. We expose the EDII family to enthusiastic ideas from distinguished personalities through interactive session with Alumnus under the umbrella of 1500 alumnis network.
Centre for Advancing & Launching Enterprises (CrAdLE), a Technology Business Incubator, located on campus, is catalysed and supported by the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, DST, Govt. of India. Eligible students can work on their business ideas individually or in a team in the co-working space at CrAdLE and interact with various industry experts and government officials, bank and financial agencies, etc. to convert their ideas into a viable venture.
Empresario Startup Summit is the annual flagship event of the Institute. It is an exclusive platform for Startups, new age entrepreneurs, industry mentors, investors, and the student community to come up at one place and share their entrepreneurial experiences, gain new insights, and commit to become an invaluable part of the ever flourishing startup ecosystem in India. Since its inception in 2012, Empresario has evolved into one of the largest entrepreneurship fests celebrated in India. The fest witnesses startups from all sectors and participants from every part of the country.
Institute also organizes inter and intra annual sports activities (EQUIPO) and cultural fest (ECSTASY) to promote sports and cultural activities, with active participation of students.
EDII is a nodal institution as a part of Industries & Mines Department, Government of Gujarat promoted Start-up Policy. It has been granted support through Student Start-up Innovation Policy (SSIP) through Education Department, Government of Gujarat. It is also a part of Institutions’ Innovation Council (IIC) promoted by MHRD Innovation Cell. Students working on their startup ideas would be supported through these policy initiatives of Government of India and Government of Gujarat.
The Institute has been successfully organising ‘YOUTH CAMPS’ during summer vacation to facilitate the development of the entrepreneurial personality of youth. ‘Summer Camp on Entrepreneurial Adventures for the Youth’ has successfully inspired and motivated a number of youth from the country. The camps are open for those studying in Higher Secondary or Colleges in any discipline.