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.

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 2018

Dr. R. Chidambaram
Former Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

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

Prof. Gautam Biswas
Director, IITG (Chief Patron)

Mr. Rajiv Kumar
Mission Director, Innovior

Dr.Siddhartha Singha
Assistant Professor CRT, IITG

Ms. Anuradha Das
CEO, Innovior

Mr. Pashim Tewari
Technical Director AIILSG

Dr. Tushar Rane
Chief of Field Office, Unicef

Dr. Abhijit Sharma
Director Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship

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

Dr. Nitin Labhsetwar
Scientist & Head Energy & Resource Management Division, CSIR-NEERI

Dr. Nitin Maurya
Scientist C/Innovation Officer National Innovation Foundation

Mr. Shuchin Bajaj
Director, Cygnus Hospitals

Mr. Sunil Jose
Founder, Hydrobloom

Mr. Nitin Akhade
Associate Technology & Innovation Management Clean Energy Access Network

Prof. L. Rangan
Professor BSBE & CRT IITG

Prof. Ramgopal Uppaluri
Professor, Chemical Engineering & CRT IIT

Dr. Sudip Mitra
Associate Professor CRT, IITG

Mr. Kanagraj Ganesan
Director Interactive Design Solutions

Mr. Shivaji Shinde
Deputy GM Marketing Solmitra Power & Steel Pvt. Ltd

Mr. Hiren Bhavsar
Director, Kashyap Infrastructure

Mr. Pradeep Rout
Executive Director MachPhy Solutions Private Limited

Mr. Santosh Behera
Program Coordinator Unicef

Mr. Pranjal Baruah
General Secretary Mushroom Development Foundation, Guwahati

MS. SUJA WARRIAR
SENIOR MEMBER CSR INFOSYS

Ms. Ankita Kumawat
Co-owner, Maatratav Dairy & Organic Farming

Mr. Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay
Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer Twelit MedTech Pvt.Ltd.

Prof. P. S. Robi
Deputy Director, IIT Guwahati

BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS

Our Partners

Indian Institute of Technology

Guwahati-781039 Assam, INDIA