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IUST & GIAN India hold meeting with Industry-Innovators

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Awantipora: Furthering its mandate of creating and supporting a highly successful entrepreneurial culture in the JKUT, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora and Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN) team Tuesday organised a roundtable discussion on entrepreneurship and Innovation and a joint meeting with Industry-Innovators.

The program was attended by various young innovators from different parts of the valley who demonstrated their innovations and interacted with experts from IUST, GIAN India and prominent industrialists of the valley.

Founder of GIAN-India and Padma Shri Awardee Prof Anil K Gupta, who was the chief guest, followed the presentations by innovators and assured them of complete support from GIAN. Prof Gupta also appreciated IUST’s initiatives in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship and congratulated the budding innovators for their contribution towards the development of science and technology in J&K. “There is a lot of potential in Jammu and Kashmir in innovation. It is important to attend to every aspect and we should work together to achieve greater heights in innovation,” Gupta said.

Vice-Chancellor, IUST, Prof. Shakil. A. Romshoo, who inaugurated the round table discussion spoke about the rapid growth of IUST in the areas of entrepreneurship, Innovation and research sector and called these as IUST’s signature strengths as has been witnessed through major achievements in the recent past including university’s position in the Band ‘Performer’ in the recently released Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA).

While deliberating on IUST’s policy on innovation, Prof. Romshoo exhorted upon the members to identify these as thrust areas for contributing towards society’s overall development and for expansion of their emancipated network. “People have already started taking note of IUST as we have been targeting community-centric initiatives in the innovation and entrepreneurship development for social wellbeing, and we need to effectively create awareness among the youth regarding the new innovative technologies to motivate them to plan their own start-ups,” he said.

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