Cluster Innovation Centre
The Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) supported by the National Innovation Council (NInC), Government of India, promotes innovation leading to entrepreneurship which will benefit to the people at large having potential for successful marketing. CIC in CARe KERALAM is the only Ayurveda cluster in the country, selected by NInC, for the promotion of ayurveda products and services to the global market, at international standards. The Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) provides a platform for CARe KERALAM and its partners to forge linkages between various stakeholders from industry, academia, research institutions, professional service organizations, Government & non-Government agencies and society on a need basis. With a team management structure, this centre will aid the cluster and its ecosystem by providing guidance to various start-ups on all aspects of the innovation process including training and support, organize initiatives to promote innovations, knowledge/technology transfer, channel various incentives that benefit the cluster and act as an incubating body managing the growth of innovation in the ecosystem.The Centre will serve as a networking hub of the cluster, acting as a catalyst and a facilitator to initiate and assist innovation activities the 'decade of innovation' 2010-2020.
- Potential entrepreneur
To act as a
Establish any new entrepreneur
ventures by supporting in the following areas.
- Identifying investment area
- Development of product
- Detailed Project Report (DPR)
- Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
- Plant Establishment
- GMP Certification
- Product Registration
Role of the Cluster
Innovation Center (CIC)
- All "internal" units
- All "External" orgs
- Collaboration, Coorperation, Networking
CIC - The connector
- R & D, Skills, Mentors, Financiers, Experts
CIC - The chaneel
- Catalyze, Facilitate and manage innovation activities on daily basis
CIC - The leadership
Innovation Promotion Units (IPU)
Innovation Promotion Units are aimed at giving support needed to students and faculty in fostering an ecosystem of innovation as well as connecting research and curriculum with applications for the benefit of industry and society. Thus the centre shall provide a platform for taking up innovation-driven projects. This centre will provide guidance in all aspects of the innovation process including training and support, organize initiatives to promote innovations, knowledge/technology transfer, channel available resources and act as an incubating body, managing the growth of innovation in the ecosystem. It will therefore act as a hub for Innovation activities that could lead them into Entrepreneurship, by facilitating and guiding development of ideas into innovative applications that can be marketed successfully.
In an effort to promote entrepreneurship and innovation among students, the Kerala government has announced its Student Entrepreneurship Policy. On this occasion Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala said "Any student who works to create knowledge, innovation, wealth and jobs in our Society through any Government of India recognised Incubators will be given 20% attendance and 4% Grace Marks in the Academic Courses" similar to what is being given to Sports and NCC. We expect this will give the students time to pursue innovation leading to entrepreneurship during their studies and the best of talent now flows into the proposed Innovation Promotion Unit. To emerge as a strong and vibrant economy, Kerala has to emerge from within and empower our talented youngsters to be job-creators and not job-seekers". This could also provide colleges with an opportunity to involve themselves in projects, research and development with industry thereby strengthening their institution and providing industry with value addition in the form of academic research.
CIC functioning at CARe KERALAM can provide complete solutions for all the innovative ideas/entrepreneurs.