Anurag’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cell envisions to empower start-up ecosystem in the institution by enabling students towards conceptualisation of new ideas and creation of viable innovative products with the help of new age technologies. With a Mission to nurture start-ups with the infrastructure, mentorship and support to evolve successfully in ethical and sustainable manner, the cell opens gateway to the students to realise their entrepreneurial dreams.In line with the vision and mission, the cell organizes robust training programmes, established meaningful partnerships with eco systempartners, industry mentors and enablers.
The core activities of the Innovation and entrepreneurship cell : Initiate, Innovate, &Incubate.
The Initiate programs are organized to familiarize students with the concept of entrepreneurship. Activities are organized to the students having little or no knowledge on innovation and entrepreneurship and sensitize them to potential opportunities in the area of entrepreneurship. The gamut of activities such as Entrepreneurship Awareness camps, Alumni entrepreneur interactions, panel discussions, Guest lectures, industry visits, Faculty Development Programmes, activity based online entrepreneurship courses, PMYUVA entrepreneurship course etc., are conducted regularly.
The innovate activities are aimed for students interested in entrepreneurship and are looking for opportunities to develop their entrepreneurial skills. Multiple activities such as State level Vibhavana Hackathons in collaboration with J-hub, campus hackathons, idea generation and presentation challenges, Entrepreneurial games, Skill development activities by Campus company Dakshat, Village visits, Boot camps, etc., are organized to provide a platform to students to inculcate problem solving skills and entrepreneurial spirit. Students are encouraged to participate in entrepreneurship events all over the nation.
The onus of Incubate programs is to identify and train students with an intention to pursue entrepreneurship as their career and are ready to flag off with their own startups. Infrastructure facilities, regular mentoring, investor meets, and funding support is provided to the startups. To support the startups, the institution has three incubation centres and space of more than 10,000 sq.ft. “Incube” incubation centre offers incubation facilities for students interested in developing applications within the campus. “Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship”, established in collaboration with ICTMAE, USA connects students with industry and encourages them to develop solutions to industry problems. The institution is also an approved “Business Incubation Centre” by MSME and invites student startups and MSMEs in the region to utilize the incubation facilities at the institution and funding opportunity by MSME, Govt. of India.
Thecell has partnerships with various members of ecosystem such as Jhub of JNTUH, ALEAP, CIMSME, BYST, Wadhwani Foundation, Syscon Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Wiseowl Consulting, Elan Consulting, ISB TEP etc., to support and succeed in challenging task of developing and sustaining entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The results are stupefying. Few milestones to be mentioned include Best Startup of the Year award – 2017, First and second prize in Startup India Telangana Yatra 2018, First prize at IIT Hyderabad Elan & Envision 2018, Hysea Best Student Startup Award, several prizes in hackathons and innovation challenges etc.,The cell received funding grant from DST to organize entrepreneurship awareness camps. The institution is approved as “Business Incubator by MSME, Govt. of India. Raising number of student achievements in various competitions held at the major innovation hubs and reputed academic institutions confirm that the spirit of innovation at Anurag is glowing each academic year.