One of the cornerstones of a progressive economy is the depth and intensity of its development interventions and growth policies that reach out to every segment of the society. Specialised institutions play a critical role in this development process by creating awareness about friendly policies, implementing outcome-based training and counselling interventions, thus playing the role of a primary facilitator of growth. The expertise and skills of EDII in project commissioning, implementation and management consulting are gainfully employed by National and State Governments to ensure socio-economic progress by well-conceived training interventions.

EDII carries out various projects of the Central and State Governments, in addition to engaging with corporates in their CSR projects.  The Institute works in a collaborative frame to develop a new class of skilled, knowledge-driven entrepreneurs and enterprises. The projects are largely concerned with the growth of the MSME sector, skill development and execution of CSR projects of corporates. Advances in technology and communications have expanded the scope for growth of businesses at urban and rural locales and EDII is facilitating this process. The Institute is actively infusing entrepreneurial inspiration and the spirit of innovation and creativity among the rural populace through the unique PAN India rural poverty alleviation project of Startup Village Entrepreneurship.

EDII’s activities and policies are rooted in greater equality and self-sustenance of people across sections and sectors, with special focus on women empowerment, disadvantaged and marginalized sections. The replicable business models and structures developed in the process ensure a global outreach.

Major Highlights:

  • Conceptualized the Entrepreneurship Development Programme Model, popularly known as EDII-EDP model, which is implemented by ED organizations and institutes, even today.
  • Pioneered Rural Entrepreneurship Development Programmes; Trainers‚Äô Training Programmes, leading to setting up of rural enterprises, imparting sustainability, thus creating income and ownership opportunities.
  • Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India has appointed EDII as the National Resource Organization in the project titled, ‘Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP).
  • Conducted Entrepreneurship Development Programmes across 22 states for Ministry of Food Processing, Govt. of India, leading to New Enterprise Creation.
  • Skill Development Interventions (with support of IDBI Bank Ltd.)¬† in the village of Karnali in the Vadodara district of Gujarat, adopted by Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Late Shri Arun Jaitley, under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
  • Micro Enterprise Development Programmes (MEDPs) in different sectors (such as handicrafts, food processing etc.) in 13 southern Indian states under the ‘Skills to Succeed’ Project of ACCENTURE.
  • Project with Facebook under ‘Boost your Business’ across 15 states.
  • National Projects with Hewlett Packard (HP), YES Bank, ITC and Tata Communications Ltd.
  • Intrapreneurship Development Programmes for corporates like; Zee Essel, Zydus Cadila, Marg Infrastructure, Adani Wilmar, BASF etc.
  • Projects with various departments/ ministries of the Govt. of India such as;¬† Rural Development, External Affairs, Food Processing, Textiles, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, National SC/ST Hub, Science and Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
  • Projects supported by DST, Govt. of India to promote¬†¬†¬†¬† Science & Technology Entrepreneurship across the country.

The Year 2020 -21 :

  • Partnership and engagement with governments at the state and national levels to initiate and implement outcome-based projects.
  • Capacity building of rural entrepreneurs through Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme of Ministry of Rural Development.
  • EDPs and skill development training for marginalised groups with support from the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of Gujarat.
  • Skill-specific training with special focus on building business skills to empower entrepreneurs belonging to different trades and sectors.
  • (Corporates)
  • Micro entrepreneurship, benefits of adoption of social business practices, energy efficiency, occupational health & safety measures, and Skill preneurship development through corporate CSR support will be the highlights.
  • Emphasize on building rapport with corporates, fund banks and technical assistance partnerships with resource organisations, to subserve the cause of ‘last – mile’ for micro ventures in rural areas, pan India.
  • Promote modern SME entrepreneurship and¬†¬† e-commerce markets in India.