CSEE launched its incubator - ISEED on 22nd and 23rd of August, A seminar on "Seeding Social Enterprise and Innovation in Universities" was organized with support from the British Council and the Dept of Science and technology (DST). The incubator christened "ISEED" was inaugurated by IRMA chairman T Nandakumar, and Dr Anita Gupta from the department of science and technology (DST) on the union government. The seminar had over 50 participants from across the country representing social enterprises, incubators, academics, investors and donor agencies. Nandakumar also released a compendium on social entrepreneurship in several top schools and management institutions of the country. There were 6 sessions in the seminar and during the inaugural session.
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International Conference on Agribusiness in Emerging Economies: International Conference on Agribusiness in Emerging Economies (ICAEE): The ICAEE conference was held on January 6-7, 2016 organized by IRMA and CSEE in collaboration with The Whitman School of Management & the South Asia Center at Syracuse University, USA and Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies. The conference was attended by 150 participants from 17 Indian states and international participants from Uganda, USA and Sri Lanka. 84 participants presented their papers on various dimensions of agribusiness like marketing, public policy issues, dairy cooperatives, supply/value chains, contract farming, finance , innovations and entrepreneurship. The conference also featured a round table with speakers from GCMMF, Tata Trusts, NDDB, NeML and Yes Bank and an invited talk "Agribusiness development and smallholder agriculture: Experience and prospects" by Mr. Pravesh Sharma, ex MD of Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium. The conference organisers are reviewing the 36 full papers for publication as a special issue in the journal. The conference was supported by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Gujarat Co-operative Milk & Marketing Federation (GCMMF), Tata Trusts, Yes Bank and NCDEX e markets limited.
Agribiz Idol Camp: An Agribiz Idol Camp was organized by CSEE on 8th May 2014 in association with Business Planning and Development (BPD) Unit, Anand Agricultural University (AAU), and Agribusiness Innovation Platform (AIP) of International Crop Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad. The objective of the camp was to encourage and incubate the innovative business ideas from Management students. This camp was one a series of five such camps conducted across India in top business schools through the support of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under its flagship world bank funded project-National Agricultural Innovation Project.
The camp witnessed participation of students from IRMA, International Agribusiness Management Institute (IABMI), AAU and Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar and MS University, Vadodara. After initial screening eight teams presented their ideas in the form of business plans, before a jury of experts. Two teams from IRMA were selected to present their innovative business ideas at National Level in the Agri Innovation Conclave at New Delhi. These two teams were ‘Organic Gardening' (Srishti Mishra, Ritika Priyadarshini and Anjali Chaudhary) and ‘SME Conglomerate' (Alok Anand, Ratnakar Mahto and Ritesh Pandey). There were also presentations by successful innovative start ups. Startups showcased their innovations in stalls outside the event venue at IRMA. In addition, leading agro technologies available for commercialization were also presented by concerned scientists of AAU.
Inaugural Session of Agribiz Idol Camp
Participating Teams of Agribiz Idol Camp