Jan' 2023

ED Cell organizes ‘ANVESHAN’, a workshop on problem solving and idea generation’

SiliconTech’s Entrepreneurship Development Cell (ED Cell) organized ‘ANVESHAN’, a workshop on problem solving and idea generation on 21 January 2023.

The objective of ‘ANVESHAN’ was to train the students to identify real-life problems and ideate to propose solutions to these problems. Prior to this event, the ED Cell had conducted ‘PRARAMBH’, an awareness program to sensitize the students about the scope and significance of entrepreneurship on 10 December 2022. ‘ANVESHAN’ was conducted to take this initiative forward.

The workshop comprised of two sessions. The first session was conducted by Mr. Bhagabati Charan Patnaik, CEO, Atal Incubation Centre, C.V. Raman Global University and the second session was conducted by Mr. Chittaranjan Patnaik, former Regional Head, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) Ahmedabad.

The event began with the welcome address delivered by Dr. Mahendra P. Agasty, Faculty in-Charge, ED Cell. Dr. Agasty said that idea generation was the creative process or procedure that an entrepreneur used in order to figure out solutions to challenges. It involved coming up with many ideas in a group discussion, selecting the best idea or ideas, working to create a plan to implement the idea, and then finally putting that idea into practice.

Mr. Bhagabati Charan Patnaik discussed idea generation techniques which the students must use for finding the solution to a problem. He emphasized that they should also study the market trend to identify problems and suggest solutions.

 Mr, Chittaranjan Patnaik delivered a talk on ‘Entrepreneurship Skill, Attitude and Behaviour Development’. He discussed about the various competencies of an entrepreneur, in his talk. He spoke about the fifteen competencies required by an entrepreneur to be successful.

A total of sixty students participated in this event to enrich their knowledge and upgrade their skills for becoming a successful entrepreneur. This event was a part of the annual calendar activities of the Institution Innovation Council (IIC).