IEDC (Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Centre)
- Create a startup ecosystem by providing value added trainings
- Identify students with innovative ideas and create a platform for them.
- Enhance student entrepreneurial skills
- Enhance awareness about modern tools, software and designs
- Acquire knowledge about current technological developments in industries.
- Impart professional technical mentoring by experts of various domains
- Channelize idea to product by mentoring, prototyping, and networking
An Entrepreneurship Development club was started in 2013. A team of students represented India and won Black Berry Jam Asia Pacific Hackathon. The cell paved to generate genuine interest in participating in similar national/international competitions. With a view to have a recognized platform TIST IEDC entered into an MoU with Startup village on 24th March 2015.
As per the guidelines of Kerala Startup Mission IEDC is governed by an executive committee with a pool of exceptional students who are selected based on the recommendations of respective HODs. The executive committee of IEDC is headed by Nodal Officer staff coordinators and student members to coordinate different programs. Participation in various workshops and in national/international level competitions is promoted. Students are motivated and supported for setting up startups. It provides platform to interact with entrepreneurs constantly to empower budding entrepreneurs. TIST IEDC organizes visits to Startup village. Fab-lab visits helps to experience the technical prototyping platform which enables the students to launch innovative products and to prototype the new models developed. Technological developments are familiarized through various programs in association with concerned departments in the institute. Residential workshops are also organized for creative and high potential aspiring entrepreneur-students. Members are to participate in government supported projects like Map my Home project, funded and organized by Google in association with Kerala Land Records and Survey
Department. IEDC also promotes social outreach programs, intercollegiate technical events like programs on FOSS which promote the virtues of free software. Maker Expo, attempts to map and empower a community of educators and creative people was also organized under IEDC.
MOU-Start up Village.
Toc H institute of science and technology has entered MOU with Startup village on 24th March 2015, to organize various startup village initiatives aimed at instilling a spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and a sense of social responsibility among the students of TIST. As per the MOU, startup village Boot camp is established in the campus with students as its office bearers, which would function as a mini incubator to cater the incubation needs of TIST students.
Blackberry Jam Asia Hackathon
Research in Motion (RIM) has announced its first simultaneous Asia Pacific (APAC) wide Hackathon, dubbed the BlackBerry Jam Hack. The event was held in 10 different cities across APAC over two consecutive weekends. Winning teams from each city represented their country at the Jam Hack finals, which took place at BlackBerry Jam Asia on November 29 to 30, 2013. Jibin Jose (CS), Bijin John (CS), Anoop Nayak (CS) were the first prize winners of Jam Asia Hackathon organised by Blackberry. The TIST Team represented India in the Award giving ceremony held at Bangkok.
CANSAT is a competition held by the American Astronautical society and American institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, annually and is open to colleges around the world. Each year, the teams are provided a unique mission for which they have to design a module, which will then be tested at a competition. This year, the mission was to deliver a pay lord (a large egg) which after deployment from an altitude of one kilometer has to descend safely through the last 600 meters without the aid of parachute, Parafoil or streamer, requiring teams to design a completely autonomous breaking mechanism for it.
TARANG a team of five students from TIST were the first ever team to be selected from the state for the ‘design- build- fly’ CANSAT competition held on 7th June 2013 at Texas USA.
Having to study and implement mechanics more advanced than their curriculum cannot be an easy task, but Juhaim Ibnu Abdul Jabbar (EEE), Vivin Abraham Mathews (ECE), Arjun Vinod P V (ECE), Abhishek N (ECE) and Abimanyu Nair (ECE) believe that it is not much of a challenge these days.
Start up Village to Silicon Valley (SV Square)
The Start up Village to Silicon Valley (SV Square) programme, which was launched to give young innovators a first-hand experience of the world’s best entrepreneurial ecosystem. The initiative was launched by venture capitalist Asha Jadeja Motwani in Kerala earlier this year.
To participate in the SV Square initiative, aspirants have to send a three-minute video which can showcase innovative ideas that they have. The entries will be judged on the uniqueness of the idea.
IEDC Members Aravind Sanjeev (ECE) and Jibin Jose (CSE) were the first winners of the Annual SV Square project which was officially rolled out by startup village on January 30 2013 offering an all- expenses-paid trip to Silicon Valley, USA.
The students who went to Silicon valley were not the same when they returned; their newly found confidence and energy was astounding.
The University Rover Challenge (URC)
World’s premier robotics competition for college students held annually in the desert of southern Utah in the United States, URC challenges student teams to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers that will one day work alongside astronauts exploring the Red Planet. URC was launched in 2006, with competitions being held every summer since 2007. URC consistently draws an international field of the most talented and promising students around. A five member team representing the IEDC, Juhaim Ibnu Jabbar, Joseph Stephen, Anoop Nayak, Abimanyu Nair, Jibin Jose participated the event held at May 29th 2014.
The Startup i3 is the platform for students to express their innovative ideas in a group. A team of 5 members from colleges across boot camps in the state shall participate in Startupi3. TIST IEDC has organised a three day workshop on entrepreneurship –Start up i3 (Ideate, Innovate and Incubate) in association with Kerala start up mission and open fuel on 19th to 21st October 2015. Eleven teams from other colleges and one team from TIST had participated in this programme. TIST team won the second position among the other teams.
Orientation programme– TIST IEDC has organised a one day orientation programme on idea generation process and business modeling for first years by Mr. Andrine Mendez CEO of Kitchen, a community partner of the Kerala Startup Mission on 19.03 2016. As part of training initiatives called Frying Pan Academy, they have created workshop modules specially designed for college students – The YES programme (Young Entrepreneurs Session). The YES programme is designed to empower youth to become next generation entrepreneurs and leaders, to explore challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur, to provide coaching based on a business focused curriculum, to nurture creativity, self confidence, leadership and overall development.
Ninety six students from various branches having flair in entrepreneurship and innovation had attended the session. The one day session was highly benefitted and appreciated by the students.
TIST team of five students participated TECHNOPRENEUR, the techno managerial symposium conducted by Govt Model Engineering College on 5th and 6th of March 2016 at IMA hall kaloor, Cochin. TIST team won the best Marketing Pitch award.
ICTAK TECHATHLON– Toc H IEDC members participated TECHATHLON on 28th January 2016 the first tech event for the students of ICT Academy member colleges and won the second position in the contests. The team was presented a sum of Rs 50,000 and certificates for their project ‘DIGIZEN’ which aims at providing people the right information about the government services that they are eligible to.
Makers party conducted on 11th and 12th of February 2016 by TIST IEDC in association with CS department. App Idea contest, my first app challenge were the competitions held during the programme. Twenty two teams across the state had actively participated and shared their knowledge and skills to the students.
Fab Lab visit-27.01.2017
Fab Lab Visit for Computer science students arranged on 27th Jan 2017. Fifty two students and three faculty members were there in the group. The students got the opportunity to experience the technical prototyping platform for learning and innovation.
A small interactive workshop was also handled by Mr.Lancy Felix, (Startup fellow) which offered digital fabrication and empowered the users to create smart devices for themselves.
Students had the first time hands on learning on Laser cutter, CNC Mill, 3D printers, Vinyl plotter, Sand blaster, Testing equipments etc.
Tech FOSS 17.02.2017
IEDC–TIST jointly with The Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Toc H Institute of Science and Technology, Arakkunnam, in association with the Computer Society of India (CSI), organized a two day intercollegiate technical event ‘TECH FOSS 2K17’ on 17th & 18th February 2017. The mission is to promote the virtues of free software and to increase the awareness among the young generation regarding how each one can contribute to the open source arena.
The chief guest of the day was Mr. Sijo Kuruvilla George, Founding CEO @ Startup Village. He officially declared the launch of the two days program and delivered the keynote address on ‘Entrepreneurship and Challenges’. He shared his experiences as a mentor for many innovative talents from engineering colleges. He narrated the success stories of young entrepreneurs, Mr. Jibin Jose and Mr. Aravind Sanjeev, who are the alumni of TIST. The talk proved to be very motivational for the students for taking up initiatives
MAKER EXPO 17.02.2017 & 18.02.2017
TIST- IEDC organised the Maker Expo which proved to be a venue to showcase technical expertise of young aspirants in the fields of science and technology. It was an attempt to map and empower a community of educators and creative people who share a passion to innovate, evolve and change the learning landscape.
Amid a series of interesting experimental works by engineering and science graduates on display, mechanical robotic models by an illiterate gold smith particularly attracted the visitors. The exhibits included projects like Drone, Friska Water Cooler, Solar Lamp, Music system from Scrap, Holographic projector from mobile video, Talking Robot, Blood circulation checking equipment, Wiky Robot, Micro Second measuring system, Measuring gauge etc. There was a live demo of 3D Printing Technology by Maker Bot. There was a live Quad copter flight show, dancing robot show and hover board demo. Mr. Akhil, a robotic expert, conducted a hands-on session on “How to build a drone in 45 minutes?” using the drone kit. Maker expo witnessed enthusiastic participation from more than 500 students, including external college participants
WORKSHOPS on ANDROID, RUBY, WEB DEVELOPMENT, PYTHON, DJANGO 17th and 18th February 2017
IEDC organised Two days hands-on workshop on Android conducted by Mr. Jerin A Mathews from Rectify Technology Solutions. There were 35 participants, including 11 external participants from different engineering colleges across Kerala. The workshop started with the basics of Android, and had hands on training on app making.
The session proved to be useful in helping students to get hands on experience on mobile app development. The workshop ended up with a surprise contest ‘My First App Challenge’. Mr. Syamkumar A S of Mar Baselios Institute Of Technology and Science [MBITS], Kothamangalam, secured the prize for ‘Currency Converter’ App.
RUBY ON RAILS WEB DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP-
Two days Ruby workshop was conducted by Mr. Roshan Jossey and Mr. Muralikrishna, enthusiasts from Kerala Ruby Group. Learning to build a modern web application is made much easier and more fun with Ruby on Rails. It includes everything a beginner need to build fantastic applications. Ruby on Rails is open source software, so not only is it free to use, people can also help make it better. More than 4,500 people already have contributed code to Rails and the workshop may help the participants to become one of them. The workshop covered web development using Ruby and exemplified with GIT Hub, that will help moving the right direction in the web development process.
Two-day hands-on workshop on Web application development using Python/Django framework was conducted by Mr. Jibin Jose, an enthusiast from Kochi Python Community. Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid web development and clean, pragmatic design. Built by experienced developers, it takes care of much of the hassle of Web development, so users can focus on writing their app without needing to reinvent the wheel. It’s free and open source. The workshop was designed to provide an enjoyable experience to everyone with Python programming language and it provided an amazing opportunity to shape the future with most demanding Skills. Kochi Python is a small group of enthusiastic python programmers, who conducts meet ups, workshops, and forums to promote Python and computing.
There were 93 participants for the workshops, including 15 external participants from other colleges and schools across Kerala, and they found the sessions immensely useful.
Smart India Hackathon @ Ahmadabad on 1st & 2nd April 2017
Smart India Hackathon’17 was an all India 36 hour nonstop digital programming competition from across 33 locations in India to offer digital yet sustainable innovative solutions to solve real time challenges faced by the nation. With the aim and vision that the young minds are the nation’s future, it was held on 1ST and 2ND April 2017.
The selection process started early by the mid of 2016. From the received 7K projects ranging into each ministry, a thousand of the best project ideas were selected for the finals. Our team “Dream Creators” were among the lucky 1000 teams to go out of the state to compete in the finals held at Gujarat under the ministry of ISRO.
The team of six IEDC Student Members – Alma T A (Team Leader), Rajeev P R, Vysakh T S, Anjana John from ECE S6 batch, Siddharth Prajosh CS S6 and Yadev Jayachandran CS S2 headed to Ahmedabad on 29th March to be at the finals of India’s biggest Digital movement. The team was mentored by Sohil Patel, CTO at Oizom, an IoT company centered at Ahmedabad.
Their idea was to build a live security system for ISRO labs and secured areas. Face recognition and live data processing was chosen as the main technology stack. Making the system within the time-frame was the biggest challenge for Dream Creators. Taking the hard time as an opportunity, the team proved to be excellent as denoted by the evaluators from ISRO. They added that “If your team could build a system to detect weapons by image processing, then that would be of great use for the nation” – said chief evaluator. Dream Creators worked extremely hard, dedicating their sleep into work and managed to finish building the system on time, even though they had a hard time building it. Also, Dream Creators were the only team working on an IoT project rather than just coding. Apart from all these, the team had a great time out there learning and enjoying new ideas, aspects and technologies.
Dream Creators headed back home after Ahmedabad with a bag full of goodies by ISRO. As a memory of the event, the team received momento by ISRO and certificates. The team adds in- “Being part of India’s biggest digital movement was something indelible”.
As stated in the beginning, “young minds are the future of the nation”. So, be prepared for that.
TIST – IEDC Outreach Programme
TIST IEDC has initiated an outreach programme to provide technical knowledge sharing in Programming, app development, Open source software etc for students of other colleges and schools. Based on the demand, expertise, and availability a tailor made curriculum was designed to make the programme interesting.
IEDC student executive committee members Sidharth Prajosh, Ajay Chacko and Abhishek handled sessions on Arduino, Java, Raspberry Pi, Web development, HTML, CSS3, IOT, Boot strap etc at the following engineering colleges:-
- Nirmala college of engineering, Chalakkudy, Trichur on 27th February 2017workshop on Android
- MES college of Engineering, Kunnukara, Aug 16 2017 workshop on java programming.
- MES College of Engineering, Kunnukara, Aug 20 workshop on Arduino
Road Safety survey-Issues and Solutions-3rd Feb 2017
To promote social commitment and With an aim to provide technical knowhow to our students regarding the main accident prone areas, Road conditions, road designs, safety aspects etc and for finding solutions to rectify it TIST IEDC had initiated a one day Survey on Road safety partnering with Mulanthuruthy Police Station On 3rd February 2017. A Road Safety Survey was conducted under the guidance of Mr.Upendranarayan, CEO, IIRS.
The survey was conducted in the Mulanthuruthy Police station limit. It was a different exposure and a learning curve outside the classroom for the students to identify real time problems.
Mr.Upendranarayan explained in detail the problems we normally face on the road with examples. As an end result of the survey students had installed two safety convex mirrors on the main road and college road.
Total 48 students of Civil, Mechanical and Safety Engineering attended the Survey
Workshop on 3D printing-09.03.2017
TIST IEDC organised a one day workshop for final year Mechanical Students on Rapid prototyping and Reverse Engineering on 9th March 2017. Mr Navas , Mr. Nelbin and Mr. Rajeev Nair From Mantide Technologies, an Engineering Design and Services company based in cochin handled the session.
During the workshop they explained about how Design play a vital role in every business, prototyping techniques etc. Students have got hands on training also during the session.
Entrepren-Her SUMMIT 2017
HURUN International (a Leading publishing house based in Shanghai and Mumbai organized a one-day summit on women entrepreneurship, ‘ENTREPREN-HER SUMMIT 2017‘ at Lulu Mariott Hotel on July 7th 2017, which was a platform for entrepreneurs for enhancing their knowledge to be more successful and get inspired.
The summit had panel discussions, speaker sessions and networking. Thirteen Girl Students from various branches representing TIST IEDC had attended the programme.
IEDC Summit 2017- 19th August 2017
IEDC Summit is an annual summit for aspiring student entrepreneurs where more than 2500 students participate for the same. It provides an excellent platform for the students, nodal officers to learn share and network from eminent personalities.
IEDC Summit 2017 on 19th August 2017-REPORT
IEDC Summit 2017 organised by Kerala Startup mission was held at Adlux convention centre, Angamaly on 19th August 2017.
Kerala Chief minister Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan, Kochi City Police Commissioner M.P Dinesh, central Telecom Secretary Ms Aruna Sundararajan KTU vice chancellor Dr Kuncharia P Issac, Kerala State IT Secretary Mr M Sivasankar, were the dignitaries present at the auspicious function.
The event had participation from around 200 IEDCs across the state. The students have exhibited number of prototypes as part of the event.
KTU vice chancellor Dr Kuncharia P Issac in his key note address highlighted the availability of opportunities to recreate the silicon valley in Kerala. The KTU has been introducing a number of schemes to promote entrepreneurship in youth.
Chief Minister Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan said that the Kerala government will focus more strongly on promoting young and budding entrepreneurs with policies and all other necessary support as he encouraged college students to set their sights on innovation and excellence.
Twenty two Students from Toc H along with the Nodal officer Mr. Titus Thomas had attended the function. 10 Students were already registered and other students got the opportunity to register on the spot. Our students got the chance to interact with Mr Varun Chandran CEO-corporate 360, chaipani CEO shruthi chathurvedi, scott O’brein founder of a world leading VR and AR company based in Sydney, Australia.
GREENROOM – SME STARTUP CONCLAVE
“GREENROOM” is organised by Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology Trivandrum & Bloombloom Dreambiz Pvt. Ltd. On 2nd July 2017. The program is in association with The Federal Bank Limited, Kerala Startup Mission, NASSCOM, Head-start, Hykon India Pvt Ltd, UST Global, Amazon Web services, IBM, 100 open startups.
A daylong event, which invited the substantial attention of the media, had eminent speakers, from various disciplines addressing the gathering. A colorful Inaugural session followed by Sessions, Panel discussions etc that threw light into finding ways to enrich innovations in the SME-Startup sector in India. Bloombloom is an online – offline (B’Hub) model of building communities around innovations & entrepreneurship, not just networking between various stakeholders of the business ecosystem, but also enables engagements, interactions as well as standardization.
The event marked the launch of B’Hub, a unique networking hub in educational campuses, aimed to build local communities around innovations and entrepreneurship. B’Hub is a holistic model which basically is a combination of Business Centers, Activity Centers, and Innovation exchange centres.
The Function was presided over by Major Arch Bishop Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos and inaugurated by union minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harshavardhan. The audience and speakers comprised of Ministers, Senior Corporate functionaries, Government officials, startup entrepreneurs, Educationalists, Entrepreneurs & Business persons, other stakeholders of the ecosystem, professionals and the student community. There were also provision for stalls and networking lounges for startups and industries, mainly SMEs.
IEDC- Advanced Web Technologies Workshop Duration-Three days
Day 1: Mr. Pankaj Kumar G, FISAT, Assistant Professor cum System Analyst, handled the first day. In his opening session he discussed on introduction to Bootstrap framework with examples, also he created the platform for students to develop their own Web Application by providing supports. Later on he explained about HTML5 and CSS3 with Grid basics examples.
Day 3:Mr. Ajeesh G Krishnan, Assistant Professor, TIST, was in charge for the final day of workshop. His discussion carried all over the day about ‘word press’. Word Press is a free and open-source content management system based on PHP and MySQL. Starting from installation to hosting techniques he explained in detail each and every step, which makes students capable to start working with their own websites.
Hence, as a conclusion of 3 day-workshop the students who attained knowledge were able to develop their applications. On these days, they comprehended different programming methodologies and way to implement them in a systematic and logical manner. Prominent speakers ended the workshop with more interactive sessions and sharing their own experiences.
YES – 3D 2017 – Disrupt.Discover.Develop
Young Entrepreneurs Summit (YES) is a flagship initiative aimed at instilling entrepreneurship in the minds of students and youth of Kerala. This novel venture by Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) under the aegis of Industries Department, aims to establish God’s Own Country as a vibrant destination of Start-up Entrepreneurs.
The summit will provide the ideal platform for prospective young/student innovators in the state to interact with successful Start-Ups, Venture Capitalists, Mentors in specific core competent sectors from across the country.
The third edition of Young Entrepreneurs Summit was held on 12th September 2017 at Cochin as in the previous years at Le Meridian Convention centre. The summit was titled “YES-3D” wherein the theme would be Disrupt, Discover and Develop. (Disrupt an existing Process, Discover an alternate technology, Develop better product/ service). The summit was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister in the presence of Hon’ble Minister for Industries and other senior Govt. officials. The Session was started at 10.AM.
A team of 25 Students along with IEDC Nodal Officer representing Toc H had attended the Summit. The Talk Sessions by Dr A Velumani (Chairman and CEO of Thyrocare) and Mr Nagaraj Prakasham (Acumen India Partner) were highly informative and motivational for young and would be entrepreneurs. Students had also got the opportunity to experience the innovative products in the exhibition stalls arranged at the venue. After lunch students attended panel discussions by various entrepreneurs and experts from diverse domains
A Government of Kerala initiative to
foster entrepreneurship in young minds.
TIST- IEDC Members attending two days Ideation workshop organised by Kerala Startup Mission at St.Josephs Pala on 2nd and 3rd February 2018.
DISHA – Employability and Fellowship programme for Girls
Idea to a Product
IEDC Last group section
Foundation skills on Entrepreneurship
TIST-IEDC in association with ICTAK organized a two days workshop on Foundation skills on Entrepreneurship at TIST on 10th and 11th October 2018. Dr.Pradeep from ICTAK demonstrated the Foundational Skills which will lay the groundwork for students’ future. As he pointed out all students need to develop digital skills, career development, communication and interpersonal skills, and business, economic, and financial literacy. A strong foundation will encourage and sustain students in their entrepreneurial endeavors.
The Key elements listed under Entrepreneurial Process Skills, such as discovery, resourcing, and concept development, and Business Functions, including financial management, marketing management, and risk management etc. were explained for providing the students specific knowledge in a business-related context.
Three Teams from Rajagiri, VISAT, KMEA Engineering colleges also participated in this two days long training programme.
#INNspire2.0 is an interactive initiative designed for students to give proper direction for a successful career under the guidance of experts from various industries. It will be an opportunity for all the young minds to engineer their career in-line with the future.
Mr.Rohit Radhakrishnan Co Founder – Openfuel, Co Founder – Straut Renewables addressed the students on ”A journey through the trending career opportunities with the flavor of entrepreneurship” on 19th January 2018 at Ramanujan Hall.
TIST-IEDC has come up with an earnest initiative to provide entrepreneurial orientation to all Girl students of this institution. Therefore TIST has entered MOU with PRAYANA to facilitate an appropriate pedagogy to mould them employable. PRAYANA is a specialized fellowship programme which provides training in specific domains and career mentoring to enrolled girls. The curriculum includes innovations tool kit, mentoring, industrial internship Support, and leadership training to all its trainees.
A team of Trainers including its CEO Ms Chandravadana, Ms Jessica Mondroina, Ms Lalitha Mathew, Ms Fathima Shermin from PRAYANA had addressed the entire Girl students on 5th Feb 2018. They had explained the audience about the importance of a good career in a Girl’s perspective, employability, innovative thinking, Product pitching etc.
233 Girls from all the branches have attended the programme. During the session they selected two Campus ambassadors also to coordinate the fellowship programme. Vyshnavi Menon and Mugdha are the Campus Ambassadors.
PRAYANA Fellows undergo rigorous training in softskill and various technological business domains. Fellowship certificates will be issued to all trainees after the completion of the programme.