Technology Based Entrepreneurship Development
A Technology Based EDP primarily focuses on training
and development need of S&T entrepreneurs in a specific technology
area (for example, Leather, Plastic, Electronics & Communication,
Fragrance & Flavour, Instrumentation, Sports Goods, Bio-technology,
IT Computer Hardware, Food Processing, Bio-medical Equipment, Glass
& Ceramics, Jute Products, Sustainable Building Materials, Herbs
& Medical Plants Processing, etc.). The participants are provided
with hands-on training in indigenous technologies developed by R&D
institutions that are available for commercial exploitation.
In each TEDP, 20-25 persons, having a degree/diploma
in S&T are trained through a structured training programme
of about 6 weeks duration. The TEDP provides class room training
on motivational management areas besides actual hands-on training
in the specific technology areas by technology providers.
TEDP is a structured training
programme of 6-weeks duration designed to motivate and develop
entrepreneurs in specific products/technologies/processes
developed by CSIR labs, R&D institutions, universities
In a TEDP :-
1. The entrepreneurs are
exposed to technical knowledge about the products and technologies
and are enabled to develop their skills at the lab of the
2. The R&D lab having
commercially viable technologies, get potential entrepreneurs
as its "takers"; and
3. The entrepreneurship-training
institute can put concerted efforts in a specific discipline
of product-technology and thus can have better control over
the course of the programme and its success.
are selected through various tests and personal interviews
to assess their potential of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
During the training period, the participants also get to know
the intricacies of how to start and manage an enterprise.
At the end they are assisted in preparing a bankable project