IEDC Center for Innovation


IEDC Centre for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

AIC RAISE IEDC Centre focuses on igniting innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship spirit among students to evolve viable products and solutions addressing various problem statements of the society and to build global level startups from our Nation.

Key Objectives:
  • To identify and spur innovation mindset among the students
  • To provide a platform for students to develop their innovative ideas into products & solutions
  • To provide support for the implementation of evolved products & solutions
  • To support creating young entrepreneurs and startups across various disciplines

What students will get from AIC RAISE IEDC Centres?

  • In-depth exposure towards Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
  • Zero fee trainings on Brainstorming, Brainwriting, Design Thinking
  • Support for Product Development through hands-on workshops and hackathons
  • Implementation of products and solutions
  • Participation in related capacity building programs
  • Connect with sector-specific Mentors and Industrial Experts

Focused Activities of the Program:

1. Community Events and Certifications
  • 5+ Community events in an academic year
  • Community events by Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Facebook, LinkedIn, TIE, IAN and 40+ communities/organizations
  • Azure Demo day, Google DevFest, Google IO, Facebook Circles, LinkedIn Connect, Apple Demo day, Investor Pitches, and Startup Clinics etc.
  • Direct intake into AIC RAISE’s unique Student Entrepreneurship Training Program, the “Next Founder”
  • Industry specific knowledge to the students
2. Innovation Space
  • Support for setting up Makerspace lab with hardware like 3D printer, Electronics, Educational Kits, Books, Decor and $1000 worth of software for institutions
  • The lab can be in any model as Centre of Excellence, Industry lab, Fabrication Lab etc. based on the institution
  • Awareness and support on various Government grants, funds and private sponsored funds available for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship
3. Startup Seed Fund
  • Support for tech development projects for the institutions such as Web Development, Mobile Solutions, Digital Marketing and ERP
  • Seed fund for selected innovative project ideas of students as stipend or reimburse travel costs for international competitions
  • Attracting Investors for selected innovative student projects and ideas to bring laurel and recognition to the institution
4. Bootcamps, Hackathons & Social Impact
  • Support to conduct one hackathon per year on tech and social impact domains. We also conduct bootcamps for students which creates an impact among students
  • Our sophisticated network would help the student’s ideas to take form and implement in real life applications
  • Government Organizations and Policy Makers will be involved to solve real life problems through these hackathons
  • Industry change makers as Mentors for improvising the quality of hackathons to International standards and to bring collaboration to the institution
  • Encouraging the volunteering clubs of the institution in Government of India recognized social initiatives to provide wider exposure to students on social impact
5. Booster Discounts
  • Students are entitled to receive discounts from 100+ partner companies
  • The range of discounts includes tech discounts, entrepreneurial services and others
  • The entire system would be managed under nodal centre as membership hence reducing the hassle for managing 100+ companies
6. Events Waiver
  • Students of partner institutions are eligible for discounts in common events organized by AIC RAISE
  • Events like startup pitches, technology learning, workshops, orientation and leadership programs are to be arranged
  • Students get to attend the events with priority or host a student edition in their institution based on request and availability
7. E-Magazines and Internships
  • Students would be signed up for 30+ Mailing services which would contain news about Entrepreneur events, Tech events, Student competitions, reward programs, and Entrepreneurial progression
  • Students would also be eligible to earn through our curated platform and part time through our student startup projects
  • Students would get the opportunity to intern for 50+ partnering companies and startups
8. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
  • Students would receive discounts on native MOOC for topic of their choice
  • Students would receive 100+ eBooks based on technology, startup, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Students would also be the first beta testers for online educational contents
What’s Next?
  • Register for the program
  • Shortlisting of Institutions
  • MoU signing between AIC RAISE and selected Institutions
  • Implementation of the program

For queries, please feel free to reach us at, or +91 80 56 80 3999