Workshops and Webinars Conducted


Date : 2024-02-07

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The Nitte University DST Technology Enabling Centre, Institution Innovation Council and NUCSER jointly organized an expert lecture on “Startup and funding ecosystem in agri-food sector” on 06 February 2024 at the University Auditorium, Paneer campus. Mr Arvind Modi, Partner Sathguru Catalysers, Hyderabad was the resource person. He has over 12 years of experience in Venture Capital (VC) & Private Equity (PE) Investments. His area of expertise includes VC/PE investment management, capital structuring, valuations, consulting and has excellent business acumen with proven abilities in investment decisions. Dr Anirban Chakraborty welcomed the gathering and Dr Indrani Karunasagar introduced the resource person. In his expert lecture, Mr Modi detailed about grants, equity and debt and the difference between them. He also gave an insight about the Venture capitalists, their functions and consideration, market scalability and defensibility. He explained the valley of death of startups importance of angel investors. He elaborated on what startup founders need to know when preparing to pitch their business plan to the venture capitalists. He gave a glimpse of startup funding statistics along with valuation of Indian Start-up Economy. He also noted that startups may not have all expertise and they could use outsourcing to save time, cost & energy. He urged the young entrepreneurs to be conscious about cost and see that each cash burn adds to growth of the company and not to spend on corporate gifts for coworkers or clients. Until the idea is executed or the company takes off he advised the statrups not to waste time and money on brand name, logo and similar issues. He shared certain tips with the startups from his experience that bigger market size does not guarantee success and can mislead everyone. He also said hiring more number of task performers (doers) than managers will help in more productivity. The lecture was followed by an active participation of audience in question answer session and concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by the Director R&D Dr Praveen Kumar Shetty. The program was attended by 85 students and 17 faculties of constituent colleges of Nitte (DU)

Last updated 2024-02-19 10:37:57

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Incubation Facilities for Startups - Creating Impact in the Startups Ecosystem

Date : 2023-12-09

Team TEC attended the Symposium on Incubation Facilities for Startups - Creating Impact in the Startups Ecosystem organized by Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Saturday, 9th December, 2023 at KCCI Meeting Hall, Chamber Building, Bunder, Mangaluru. KCCI President Ananthesh V Prabhu, gave the introductory remarks and mentioned how KCCI along with a Startups sub-committee headed by Vishwas Shishir, are striving hard to nurture and support startup ecosystem in this region of the state (Mangalore). Vishwas Shishir, chairman of Startups sub-committee in his address highlighted how institutions and universities can be hub of startup and innovation. He also explained how young minds can avail the facilities to start their venture. Dr Inv. Shivakiran Makam, CEO, Atal Incubation Centre, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur was the speaker of the symposium and spoke on the topic – Understanding incubation dynamics. The speaker provided valuable insights on new era in Modern India that is focused on entrepreneurship ecosystem. He stated how incubators act as catalyst to bridge the gap between industry and academia. He gave a gist of incubators present in country, roadmap to startups, details of funding schemes and how students can focus on regional resources to bring out innovation. He stressed that startups should focus on both innovation as well as revenue generation. He also stated that incubators have the potential to contribute to the economic growth of the region as well as the country and beyond that incubators act as breeding ground for startups. He further addressed various queries of the audience. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Anand Kannan, Director, Global Services, IFIA, Bengaluru. The panellists included, Asim Syed Sheeraz, CEO, Yenepoya Technology Incubator, Deepthi Prabhu, Co-Founder, Herb Fusion, Jnanashree Arjun Rao, Senior Branch Manager, Bank of Baroda, Bondel branch. The symposium brought together incubators, entrepreneurs and startups, aspirant students, business owners, bankers and stakeholders under common roof leading to a very productive discussion session and networking. Team TEC Nitte, could interact and establish network with Dr Francisca Tej, WiZdom Institutions Network, Mangalore; Mr Shrikar, Meditation Tranier, Heartfullness Institute, Mangalore; Mr Ashley, Vivekananda College of Engineering and Technology, Puttur. Dr. Ashajyothi Rai, Chairperson, Chiraayu Ayurveda Clinic expressed her desire to collaborate with TEC, Nitte for evidence-based trials under Ayush Systems. Team TEC actively interacted with students and faculty of PA First grade college who expressed their interest in development of fisheries based techniques.

Last updated 2024-02-15 08:49:40

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Date : 2023-12-05

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The DST Technology Enabling Center along with Nitte University Center for Science Education and Research (NUCSER) organized an Indo-Norway workshop on Aquatic Animal Health Management on 05 December, 2023. This workshop discussed joint projects between Nitte University and Nord University, Bodo, Norway, which are dealing with technologies such as vaccine development and delivery in aquaculture as well as bacteriophage therapy that can serve as an alternative to antibiotics in aquaculture. Dr. Anirban Chakraborty, Director, NUCSER welcomed all speakers and delegates. Dr. Indrani Karunasagar, Director (projects) explained the back ground for the workshop, joint collaboration ongoing with Norway and joint publications that came out of the collaboration. She recalled the excellent experience of the Indian delegation led by her consisting of Dr. Anirban Chakraborty, Dr. Biswajit Maiti along with two PhD scholars during their visit to Nord University. Dr. Iddya Karunasagar emphasized the importance of aquaculture in fish production globally and in India. Dr. Hetroney Mweemba Munang’Andu, Professor, Nord University highlighted the importance of international collaboration to bring in complementary expertise and experience.

Last updated 2024-02-15 09:44:37

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Lecture on patient safety, Pharmacovigilance & Materiovigilance

Date : 2023-11-03

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DST Technology Enabling Centre in collaboration with NGSMIPS organised a lecture talk on “Patient safety, Pharmacovigilance and Materiovigilance in India” on 3rd November 2023 in the University Auditorium, Paneer Campus. Dr Bikash Medhi, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, PGIMER Chandigarh was the invited expert speaker. Prof Dr Iddya Karunasagar welcomed the guest, gathering and he briefed about the different training modules provided by FSSAI in regards to vigilance. Prof Dr C.S. Shastry spoke about the NABL Laboratory Accreditation introduced the guest to the audience. Addressing the gathering, Dr Bikash Medhi explained the functioning of Indian pharmacopeia commission. He also spoke about the breakthrough article of thalidomide published in the Lancet which led to the USFDA actions. Further he explained on various aspects of Pharmacovigilance and Materiovigilance with his practical experience.

Last updated 2024-02-15 09:32:00

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Date : 2023-10-03

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A lecture by Dr. K. Narayanan Founder Director Sthayika Seeds Pvt Ltd, Bangalore on "Recent trends in Agri Sector and Entrepreneurship opportunities” was jointly organised by DST NUTEC and NUCSER. The session was attended by over 100 participants including Mr. Giridhar Prabhu, Past President and Mr Ahmed Mudassar, Secrtary, Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI), faculty and students from NUCSER and from St Aloysius College, Mangalore. Dr. K. Narayanan is an eminent agricultural technology expert, an investor, mentor, CEO and founder-chairman of several companies in Agri Sector. He is a pioneer plant breeder, with a rich experience in academia and industry. Prof. Iddya Karunasagar welcomed the gathering and introduced the guest speaker to the audience. He gave a brief description of various companies headed by Dr K Narayanan two of which have been acquired by the TATAs. Prof Smith Hegde, Deputy Director NUCSER in her address referred to how we as humans are exploiting nature and need to shift our focus to more sustainable innovations. Dr K Naryanan in his lecture explained how agri-innovation and entrepreneurship are demonstrating their potential impact around the world. He highlighted how the agribusiness sector offers many opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship, especially in the context of global challenges like increasing population which in turn increases the demand and growing urbanization, that affect food and agriculture. He also mentioned how climate change can affect agricultural businesses and how changing pest dynamics leads to economic burden. Advancing technology such as biotechnology, gene editing, digital technology, or nanotechnology can help to improve efficiency and quality of the innovation. He mentioned how several Agri-startups, are innovating and competing along the line with the Internet of Things (IoT) making application of technology more real-time and establishing better connections between farmers and industrialists.

Last updated 2024-02-15 09:36:15

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