Entrepreneurship Development Cell

Silicon established the Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) in 2011 to encourage and promote entrepreneurship among the students. Financial assistance from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) helped set up the ED Cell. The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India helped financially to organize various activities.

The ED Cell primarily aims to train and motivate students to start businesses. It provides an enabling environment for entrepreneurial innovation, creates opportunities for self-employment through formal and non-formal programs, and trains students to have an intrapreneurial spirit and mindset in their future workplaces.

SiliconTech is placed under Band 151-300 in the category of ‘Private Colleges’ in the NIRF Rankings 2023 for ‘Innovation’ by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. The NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) Rankings for ‘Innovation’ was previously known as the ARIIA (Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement).

Entrepreneurship Development Cell is the advisory and coordination department for entrepreneurship on campus. It anchors the work of Silicon’s Business Incubator and Institute Innovation Council, two hubs that promote entrepreneurship within the institute and in Odisha.

ED Cell Highlights

The ED Cell hosts activities throughout the year to promote entrepreneurship in the state of Odisha. Students and startup founders benefit from awareness camps, expert talks, entrepreneurship and faculty development programs, workshops and annual fests. Competitions on business plan, idea generation, product prototypes, and proof of concept widen the exposure for incubatees and enrich their knowledge and networks.


Expert talks on entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurship awareness camps


Entrepreneurship development programs


Workshops on business plans & innovations


Businesses started


Business domains

Entrepreneurship Development Programs

Different entrepreneurship development programs like Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EAC), Expert Talks and Workshops open the doors to the startup world to not just Silicon students but to any entrepreneurs within the age group of 16 to 35 years and from a science and technology background. The National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, supports these programs.

The Technology Entrepreneurship Development Program (TEDP) focuses on the training and development needs of science and technology entrepreneurs in a specific technology area.

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The Women Entrepreneurship Development Program (W-EDP) is designed to develop the essential skills, business competencies and an entrepreneurial mindset among women to guide and motivate them to set up their own enterprises.

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Incubatees Showcase

Lecture Notes

An e-learning and note-sharing platform for engineering students and lecturers, Lecture Notes was founded in 2017 by Ayush Agarwal, a SiliconTech alumnus. It has since then grown to be a comprehensive platform with virtual classrooms, practice problems for the semester, information about jobs, and study resources from various universities.


AcesoCloud, founded in 2015 by Mohar Manohar Mishra, offers a cloud platform with embedded AI capabilities that helps healthcare providers to continuously improve patient outcomes while lowering the cost of care. Predictive analytics make patients and hospital management processes more efficient.

Acesocloud got continuous support in terms of recruiting energetic and motivated engineers through the Silicon ED cell which contributed immensely in building solutions of international standards. We were booted by the Silicon incubation center and provided all necessary logistics so that innovators could concentrate on what they needed to do at that point in time. Today, Acesocloud and its sister concern, Inovaare, are firmly placed in the US healthcare market competing with the best in Silicon Valley. Most of the resources, if not all, are from Silicon and are climbing the ladders of success with every passing year.

Mohar Manohar Mishra

Founder, AcesoCloud

Silicon Tech Lab

Silicon Tech Lab offers a suite of productized service solutions to serve businesses in healthcare, education, and e-government services. Founded in 2009 by Suresh Chandra Nayak, STL’s platforms use cloud computing, mobility, IoT, AI and data analytics technologies to transform businesses


PerfectVIPs is a leading provider of high end custom testbench verification & emulation products and solutions for IP, SOC, ASIC and FPGA development. Founded in 2010 by Namrata Patnaik, its products enable fast and full functionality verification with cost-effective execution and delivery of emulation, power and performance testing.

Influidity Solutions

Influidity Solutions is a business consulting firm providing end-to-end business solutions for people management, market advisory, operational excellence, financial transformation, etc. Founded in 2017 by Priyanka Padhi, it serves a broad mix of industries as well as companies of different sizes.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the ED Cell has representatives from the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), District Industries Centre (DIC) Bhubaneswar, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII).

Dr. Saroj Kanta Misra


Silicon University

N.G. Dhall

Working Trustee

Silicon University

C.R. Pattnaik

Former Regional Coordinator

EDII, Ahmedabad

Dr. Sachikanta Kar

Chief of Marketing

CTTC, Bhubaneswar

J.K. Rath


Mechem Pvt Ltd., Bhubaneswar

Dr. Mahendra P. Agasty

Faculty In-Charge (FIC)

Entrepreneurship Development Cell Silicon Institute of Technology

News & Events


Feb '2024

ED Cell organizes an expert talk on ‘Process of Innovation Development, Technology Readiness Level (TRL), Commercialization of Lab Technologies and Tech-Transfer’

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell (ED Cell) at SiliconTech, the engineering institute of Silicon University, in collaboration with the Institution Innovation Council (IIC) organized an expert talk on ‘Process of Innovation Development, Technology Readiness Level (TRL), Commercialization of Lab Technologies and Tech-Transfer’ on 6 February 2024. The objective of the event was to educate participants on […]


Dec '2023

SiliconTech hosts the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) Regional Meet 2023

Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar (SiliconTech), collaborated with the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to host the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) Regional Meet on 18 December 2023. It is the first time that an institute in Odisha has been selected to host the IIC Regional Meet. […]

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