“Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat.”
At DME Innovation Ecosystem Includes an Entrepreneurship Development Cell known as Stimulus, an Incubation Centre for start-up support, a Centre for Intellectual Property Rights [CIPR] for IPR awareness and Research Cell to promote original research leading to copyrights, books, case studies and paper publications. Each cell/centre plays a significant role in creating value in the larger ecosystem by transforming new ideas into reality through awareness, access, and financial investment.
E-Cell [Stimulus] provides a favourable environment for the promotion of Innovation and Idea Generation via awareness sessions/ workshops. Students are provided opportunities to interact with entrepreneurs. As an annual event, E-Cell conducts Business Idea Competition - Endeavour on themes [Social/women/eco/digital entrepreneurship etc]. It also invites alumni who are entrepreneurs to share their start-up journey. Information about Various ongoing Govt. Schemes on youth or women entrepreneurship are provided to all students. DME has also signed an MOU with Institute for Industrial Development (IID). IID is an incubator with the Government of India, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), and the Department of start-ups, an initiative by the Government of Uttar Pradesh. Via e-cell the business ideas are shaped into viable business plans which are taken up at next-level support at DME Incubation Centre. E-cell recommends the students apply at the Incubation centre for further resource utilisation, and seek funding or mentoring.
The objective of the DME Incubation Centre is to facilitate students to convert their ideas into viable start-ups. Students are connected for mentoring support from Charted Accountants, Lawyers, Digital Marketers, Website Developers, Distribution model experts, Digital Marketing professionals etc to convert their idea into a feasible & profitable business. Students are encouraged to pilot test and run their campus companies from the incubation centre before taking the next level leap in the real world.
Research Cell at DME provides a research environment & policy guideline to students and faculty members for conducting original research. It conducts Bi-Annual Meets and maps the personal academic growth of the faculty members. Faculty members are encouraged to write papers for UGC-approved and SCOPUS Indexed journals. Financial aid is provided to attend FDP, Refreshers Courses, Paper presentations etc.
The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights [CIPR] aims at creating dialogue in the areas of intellectual property (IP) Patents, Copyright etc, Centre will primarily focus on carrying out research on important contemporary issues in these areas. It conducts workshops, conferences, talks, etc focusing on the area dealing with IPR awareness, paperwork, and policy by GoI. With Consistent efforts of IP awareness by CIPR, DME has filled five copyrights and more are in pipeline.
Together these cells and centres work to build an ecosystem which fosters ideation, idea preservation, idea-backed original research, and pilot testing of ideas to develop commercially viable business start-ups. Innovation ecosystems created at DME build an active flow of information and resources for ideas to transform into reality. DME is building a process by which more researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs can develop and launch solutions to solve real-world problems, faster.
“Innovation: Imagine the future and fill in the gaps.”
Our mission is to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem at DME, wherein students as well as faculties can convert their ideas into successful business ventures. We wish to bring together students from different study domains with common aim of starting a business. This Cell bridges the gap between academia and real business implementation. It provides a platform for likeminded students not only to discuss & pitch their business ideas but also get mentorship as well as venture funding.
- Building entrepreneur awareness amongst students
- Imparting skills imperative for new – venture creation
- Strategic Tie – ups with TiE, NEN, NIESBUD etc.
- Conducting entrepreneurship development events from time to time
SPARK Series [Awareness Drive]
- Screening of video success stories of famous entrepreneurs across world
- Interactive case discussions on entrepreneurial movies
- Circulation of inspiring stories via email to create interest
- Discussion on busting the myths of entrepreneurship
SKILL Series [Learning Drive]
- Idea generation techniques and Idea presentation process
- Beginners guide to making a website for business
- Understanding basic finance for business
- Basics of writing a business plan for funding
SWIFT Series [Strategic Organisational Tie – ups]
- Collaborations with TiE, NEN, NISBUD etc
SYNERGY Series [Competitions]
- Business Idea Competition
- Business Plan Competition
- Start-up Summit
Entrepreneurship Mindset Development is not a short-term process. Hence DME invests resources and consistent efforts to inculcate the entrepreneurial spirit by below mentioned events led by E-Cell Stimulus.
Starting up your own business is one of the most rewarding achievements in life. It gives you freedom, which is by far the most powerful outlet for self-expression. However, getting there is not easy! It requires specific qualities and there is no defined path to follow. No one ever succeeds alone so having the right campus team and resources is crucial. DME has such entrepreneurial young minds at the campus and with consistent support, guidance and resources some brilliant projects and ideas have reached the start-up stage.
The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR)
CIPR aims at creating dialogue in the areas of intellectual property (IP) Patents, Copyright etc, Centre will primarily focus on carrying out research on important contemporary issues in these areas. It conducts workshops, conferences, talks, etc focusing on the area dealing with IPR awareness, paperwork and policy by GoI. With Consistent efforts of IP awareness by CIPR, DME has filled five copyrights and more are in pipeline.
For more details: The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR)
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Awareness is critical to shaping an ecosystem that is conducive to fostering creativity & innovation at DME and in the country. One of the key focus areas is children in schools, as it is essential to nurture creativity and the ability to innovate from a young age.
In general, Copyright means “right to copy”. Copyright is an intellectual property right. Copyright is the bundle of legal rights of the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, and producers of cinematographic films and sound recordings. The Copyright Act of India 1957 (hereinafter referred to as “ACT”) came into force from January 1958. This ACT has been amended six times. The most substantial amendment was in the year 2012. This amendment includes the ACT in conformity with the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) to protect music and film industry and any concerns of physically disabled.
DME promotes Copyright obtainment by its faculty and student researchers. Once the novel idea to pursue further research is identified, the researcher is encouraged to first get it copyright protected and then develop research papers on the same. Constant IPR awareness workshops, Copyright process and documentation workshops has led to this scenario that we have now started applying for copyright actively with the help of DME Research Cell.
Below is the list of Copyrights filled in 2022 and many are in pipeline for year 2023:
In the year 2022, the following works were copyrighted:
Name of the Faculty
Title of the Paper
Prof Ravi Kant Swami
Itinerary of the polluting processes, from developed to developing nations: a case study of the global textile industry during the last 200years
Prof Poorva Ranjan
Nouveau corporate mantra: diversity, inclusivity &safe workplaces
Dr Shalini Gautam
Financial awareness in Indian youth and their socio-demographic background
Mr. Pramod Pandey
Ott augured new age cinema stardom
Ms. Shanu Jain
Metaverse: an emerging battlefield for improved customer experience
IPR Book: “Claim to Fame: Indian Geographical Indications: Text and Cases”
Book Published by Bloomsbury Publication on IPR - GI by the Centre for Management Research. Book Title: “Claim to Fame: Indian Geographical Indications: Text and Cases”. The book covers 70+ cases on India’s treasured Geographical Indications through various categories like handicrafts, textiles, fruits, agricultural products, spices etc.