Uttaranchal University established UUCIIE in 2018 in order to meet to the expectations of the stakeholders for expanding the innovation ecosystem thereby nurturing the ideas of students to make viable industry products. Uttaranchal University Dehradun is enriched with a large pool of talented students and faculty members. The University has made its presence felt amongst the highest echelons of the who’s who of the field of education. The UUCIIE, catalyst of change, incorporates and spreads awareness about Government policies.
The aim of UUCIIE at Uttaranchal University is to develop and sustain entrepreneurial qualities in the budding professionals who are interested in starting their own ventures. Uttaranchal University aspires to inspire and support new generation founders and entrepreneurs by providing them with resources that are otherwise not easily accessible. The centre aims to encourage students to generate innovative ideas leading to the establishment of their own start-ups. The University provides infrastructure and technical support to the students having innovative ideas to transform into new products and services for the betterment of the society. Through the centre, the University intends to provide financial aid to business plans. UUCIIE also assists all the aspirants with mentoring, planning and execution of their start-up ideas into a real business.
The university provides many platforms to students for modelling their innovative ideas into sustainable, market-ready products. The students have proven their spirit by participating and winning prizes at national level events
UUCIIE incubates Start-Ups to encourage the student to turn into entrepreneurs. In order to motivate students to come up with innovative ideas, proposals are invited through out the year. On the basis of applications received and screened, regular meetings are held by the competent committee to evaluate student proposals and grant them pre-incubation or incubation status.
The University is in the process to incubate around fifteen start-ups.
The UUCIIE has been organizing many seminars and workshops on start-up related topics for the students to encourage and provide a platform to the young talent of Uttaranchal University. A variety of events have been organized by UUCIIE like Ad Shoot Competition, Panel Discussion with FICCI FLO, Dehradun, Entrepreneurs Confluence, Ideathon and the like. It also organizes workshops and seminars on Intellectual Property Rights. Such activities and interactive sessions help create awareness about entrepreneurship pursuits amongst the student community and encourage & educate them to undertake such projects themselves.
“UUCIIE believes that the present generation should be more inclined towards creating jobs rather than seeking jobs.”