The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, is planning to set up an academia industry cell which will help students and teachers in giving a boost to their entrepreneurship potential.
“The process of setting up an incubation cell for promoting entrepreneurial potential of our students and faculty members has been initiated,” IISER Kolkata said in a statement.
The IISER was set up in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The main aim of the institute is to help the budding entrepreneurs to begin their business with minimum risks.
“Presently we have national and international collaborations with various national and international institute/universities from the perspective of student and faculty exchange and fruitful scientific collaborations,” the statement said.
The institute is also working on bringing the international talent from across the globe through its Global Initiative of Academic Network (GIAN).
According to the statement from the IISER official "About 78 sponsored research projects and 16 young faculty fellowship programs are being pursued by the institute with the sponsorship coming from government and non-government agencies. IISER has received 223 research projects so far and has Rs 100 crores sanctioned".