THE DIALOGUE

After successfully organizing the 1st Rural Dialogue in 2018, Innovior, Center for Rural Technology-IIT Guwahati along with All India Institute of Local Self Government will be organizing 2nd Rural Dialogue. This two days dialogue will bring together entrepreneurs, innovators, venture capitalists, business model creators, consultants, policy-makers, academicians, support groups, and business practitioners to present and discuss innovation and success under the aegis of entrepreneurship. The event will be a platform for exchange of innovative ideas and best practices, allowing participants to meet and engage with existing and aspiring Urban entrepreneurs, innovators, scholars and researchers.

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HIGHLIGHTS

AGENDA

This two days dialogue will bring together entrepreneurs, innovators, venture capitalists, business model creators, consultants, policy-makers, academicians, support groups, and business practitioners to present and discuss innovation and success under the aegis of entrepreneurship.

09:30- 10:00

Registration

10:00 – 11:30

Inaugural Session

11:05– 11:15

Inauguration of Rural Exhibition

11:15 – 11:30

Networking Tea Break

Theme 1

11:30 – 13:30

Innovation and Technological Interventions for Agri-/Bio Entrepreneurship

Focus Industries – Farm and forestry produce, food processing, biotechnology and other related service industries. Innovation in both technological and management landscape.

13:30-14:15

Networking Lunch

Theme 2

14:15- 15:45

Finance for Entrepreneurs: Product Innovation to Financial Inclusion

Finance is one of the major challenge for Micro and Small Industries especially in Rural sector which requires innovative financial products, inclusion process and funding scheme to keep the balance between access to credit for marginal/first generation/high risk entrepreneurs and risk ofnon-performing asset

15:45 -16:00

Networking Tea Break

Theme 3

16:15-17:15

Empowering Entrepreneurs through Skilling and Knowledge Dissemination

Initiatives to fill the gap in skill level and expand entrepreneurial activity to generate wealth and employment for sustainable livelihood

19:00-20:00

Cultural event

20-00-21-00

Networking Dinner

 

Theme 4

 

09:30 – 11:30

Innovation and Technological Interventions for Energy, Handloom and Handicraft, Waste Management, and Service Sector

 

Innovation in both technological and management landscape in accelerating economic growth through cluster based intervention.

 

 

 

11:30-11:45

Networking Tea Break

 

 

Theme 5

 

11:45- 13:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:45-13:15

Start-up Dialogue

 

Success Stories of Entrepreneurs & Q and A Session for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

 

 

 

Agri-preneurs

Service oriented

Social entrepreneur

Energy/Waste management/Rural Housing/Misc

 

Participants: Rural existing and aspiring Entrepreneurs, Innovators and IIT Scholars

 

 

Session Summary/ Question & Answers

 

13:15 – 14:00

Networking Lunch

 

14:00-14:15

Video Screening

 

Theme 6

 

14:15 – 17:15

Institutional Ecology for Rural Entrepreneurship

 

For better success rate of rural entrepreneurs, a support system needs to be in place which includes policy support and network of agencies for flow of knowledge, technology, skill, infrastructure and finance for establishment and proliferation of rural enterprises.

 

 

 

17:15-17:45

Hi Tea

 

17:45 -18:15

Valedictory Session – Closure and Way Forward

OUR SPEAKERS

Prof. T G Sitharaman
Director, IITG (Chief Patron)

Prof. Sashindra Kumar Kakoty
Head, Center for Rural Technology, IITG

Mr. Ravi Ranjan Guru
Deputy Director General AIILSG

Prof. P. S. Robi
Deputy Director IITG

Mr. Rajiv Kumar
Mission Director, Innovior

Dr.Siddhartha Singha
Assistant Professor CRT, IITG

Prof. L. Rangan
Professor BSBE & CRT IITG

Dr. Rabindra Nath Padaria
Principal Scientist IARI

Dr. Saikat Datta Mazumdar
COO- NutriPlus Program Agribusiness & Innovation Platform ICRISAT

Shri Ram Meena
DGM SIDBI

Mr. B.P. Muktieh
CMD, NEDFi

Dr. Sanjiv Phansalkar
Director Vikash Anvesh Foundation

Mr. Ishantor Sobhapandit
Joint Director North East India Regional Office Indian Chamber of Commerce

Dr M Srikanth
Associate Professor- Center for Financial Inclusion & Entrepreneurship NIRD&PR

Mr. Mahendra Kumar Rekhi
Managing Director & CEO SBI Foundation

Dr. Sriparna Bhuyan Baruah
Head Center for Industrial Extension Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship

Mr. Rohan Sarma
Senior Fellow and Head TISS AESDII

Mr. Philip Mathew K M
Former Expert Entrepreneurship Promotion UNDP

Dr. Jyotiranjan Mishra
Principal Scientist IARI

Dr. R.M. Pant
Director NIRD & PR-NERC

Ms. Ratika Jain
CEO Global Innovation & Technology Alliance

Mr. Abhishek Jain
Senior Programme Lead-Energy Access and Rural Livelihoods CEEW

Dr. Debajit Palit
Director & Senior Fellow- Rural Energy & Livelihood TERI

Dr. Ajay Kalamdhad
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering CRT-IITG

Dr. Abhay Jere
Chief Innovation Officer MoHRD

Mr.Pravin Bharadwaj
Associate Director KPMG

Mr. Ritesh Shah
Founder SwitchBazaar.com

Mr. Nishant Malhotra
Specialist Public Procurement & Startup- Invest India

B. M. Balakrishna
CEO Aquapot

Mr. Shashi Bhushan
Secretary Harit Recycler Association

Dr. Sudip Mitra
Associate Professor CRT, IITG

Mr. Khageswar Pegu
Director, SIPRD Assam and Joint Secretary, P&RD Assam

Mr. Vijay Y.V.C.S
Zonal Head- East & North East Tata Trusts

Mr. Raj Ganguly
Senior Agribusiness Specialist - Food and Agriculture Global Practice The World Bank

Mr. Himansu Pandey
Young Professional AIM-NITI Aayog

BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS

Our Partners

Indian Institute of Technology

Guwahati-781039 Assam, INDIA