Monday, May 29, 2023

SASR holds ‘igniting innovation & entrepreneurship’

School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development, Nagaland University (NU:SASRD) organized a “Nagaland spark: Igniting innovation and entrepreneurship programme” on May 19 at the Multi-Purpose Hall, NU:SASRD.
A press release by information and publicity secretary NU:SASRD Longmay CS Lemz, informed that the programme was graced by vice chancellor, NU Prof. Jagadish K Patnaik as the chief guest and director, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- North East Institute of Science and Technology (CSIR-NEIST), Jorhat Dr. G Narahari Sastry, as the guest of honour.
Jagadish while addressing the students talked on the benefits of technology and the ways to implement them. He encouraged the students to be innovative and to play a role in transforming the society through entrepreneurial approaches.
Guest of honour, Narahari emphasized on priorities area in innovations and entrepreneurship in North East. He motivated in localizing global innovations and globalizing local ideas, and spoke on “knowledge toxicity”.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by department of Agricultural Extension, NU:SASRD Prof. Jungmayangla Longkmer, welcome address by registrar, NU Dr. Abemo and opening remarks by Pro-Vice-Chancellor, NU:SASRD Prof. Akali Sema.
Short speeches were delivered by department of Agricultural Extension Prof. K K Jha, Head Technology Incubation, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology-Technology Business Incubator (KIIT-TBI) Dr. Namrata Misra, CEO, KIIT-TBI and chairman, Bhubaneswar City Knowledge Innovation Cluster (BCKIC) Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar and vote of thanks by Dean, NU:SASRD Prof. L Daiho.
In the second session, resource persons Prof KK Jha, Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar spoke on translating ideas to enterprises: path forward while Dr. Namrata Misra spoke on building the North East bio-entrepreneurship cluster. Another resource person, Program Associate, KIIT-TBI Ray Saisoubhagya spoke on the funding opportunities for innovators.
The programme concluded with “My story session” from Dr. Akumtoshi Lkr and Gloria Nyenthang who are both part of the BIG North East 2nd call Grantee.

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