09:30- 10:00


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.


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


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


Cultural event


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.





Networking Tea Break



Theme 5


11:45- 13:15













Start-up Dialogue


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





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



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.





Hi Tea


17:45 -18:15

Valedictory Session – Closure and Way Forward