Stepping forward in the startup ecosystem, Gujarat University recently launched its Startup and innovation policy. The launch event was attended by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu and Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Minister of Education for Gujarat.
At the event, Prabhu visited Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC) to explore efforts undertaken by GUSEC to support student entrepreneurs, innovators and startups. He interacted with select few startups supported by GUSEC.
Addressing the gathering, Prabhu said, “There is always an inevitable need for University and Industry to work together, but what Gujarat University is doing is far, far more important. Gujarat University Startup and Innovation Policy is a landmark development and will go a long way to build an institutional framework that is necessary for the growth of the entire economy and society.”
Prabhu also said that he will work with the University to understand what and how can the idea be taken forward across the nation. He conferred annual GUSEC Annual Awards 2018.
What is Gujarat University Startup And Innovation Policy?
The startup and innovation policy envisions Gujarat University as a hub of global standards for creating, nurturing and supporting innovative businesses across a variety of sectors. The policy takes a practical approach to interventions proposed by the Student Startup and Innovation Policy (SSIP) and has been devised over numerous internal iterations through on-ground experience and efforts of GUSEC over the last two years.
The policy creates several initiatives, reforms, and mandates which are divided into several platforms like infrastructural platform, academic platform, skill development platform etc.