KSUM’s Jan 28-30 IEDC Summit to Focus on Creativity Amid Crisis

Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) will hold this month-end the fifth edition of the IEDC Summit 2021, providing delegates from across Kerala an opportunity to express their entrepreneurial ideas and interact with experts attending from the world over.

‘Innovations and Creativity in Time of Crisis’ is the theme for the January 28-30 event, which is Asia’s largest virtual aspiring student entrepreneurship summit. KSUM is organising the summit in association with Adishankara Institute of Engineering and Technology in Kalady, 40 km northeast of this city.

Registrations can be made at www.iedcsummit.in.

The event features a series of technology tracks in extended reality, blockchain, startup expo, panel discussions, brainstorming sessions, interactive community and meet-ups. Student innovators from various IEDCs (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centres) will exhibit their innovations. Integral to the summit will be knowledge and skill development sessions, where corporate leaders are slated to provide students an insight about latest trends in technology.

The summit is designed for young-generation entrepreneurs in two major phases: the main event and the exhibition stall.

With a separate session on success stories, the conclave features 20-plus speakers and a string of technical workshops, organisers said.

A key determinant of a country’s competitiveness is its students’ talent pool: their skills, knowledge and experience, overall known as the ‘soft capital’. The three-day event will serve as a platform to engage with young entrepreneurs, understand their needs, develop networks and share their success stories with a wide audience.

Industry leaders and top officials with government, research and educational organisations will be integral to the 2021 summit.

KSUM, as a 2006-founded nodal agency of the Kerala government for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state, plans, establishes and manages technology business incubators and accelerators to promote tech-based ventures by creating the infrastructure and environment.


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