Institution’s Innovation Council - Amity University Mumbai

About IIC


Ministry of Education has established Innovation Cell (MIC) to foster innovation at Higher Educational Institutes. In the year 2018, MIC launched the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) program in collaboration with AICTE for Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to promote innovation. In this, each of the participating institutes were asked to set up IIC and carry out the prescribed activities.

The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are in their formative years. We are proud to announce that IIC-AUM was established in November 2020.

Objective


  • Engage faculty members and students in various innovation and entrepreneurship related activities such as Ideation, Problem Solving, Proof of Concept Development, Design Thinking, IPR, Project Handling and Management.
  • Organize periodic workshops or seminars or interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.

Major focus of IIC


  • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem.
  • Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs.
  • Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework.
  • Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas.
  • Develop better Cognitive Ability for Technology Students.

Functions of IIC


  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.
  • Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.

Benefits of IIC


  • No major capital investment required for establishing IIC as it will make use of existing local ecosystem.
  • Students/Faculty associated with IIC will get exclusive opportunity to participate in various Innovation related initiatives and competitions organized by MHRD.
  • Win exciting Prizes/Certificates every month.
  • Meet/Interact with renowned Business Leaders and top-notch academicians.
  • Opportunity to nurture and prototype new ideas.
  • Mentoring by Industry Professionals.
  • Experimentation with new/latest technologies
  • Visit new places and learn a new culture.

For more information of IIC and current calendar activities, visit https://iic.mic.gov.in/

Council Members


The council comprises of faculty, staff members and students from various departments and experts from different industries. IIC at AUM consists of the following members:

Activities


The IIC-AUM council is motivating students to participate in various activities organized by it. The activities are classified into IIC Driven and Self Driven Activities and includes

  • Workshops & Seminars,
  • Mentoring Sessions, and
  • Innovative Idea Competition.

Activities conducted


Sr.No. Activity Date Activity Name
1. 13/01/21 Orientation session of IIC-AUM
2. 09/01/21 Fun and Fundamentals | A webinar on Decoding Entrepreneurship
3. 27/01/21 My Story | A Motivational Session by successful Entrepreneur or Start-up Founder
4. 28/01/21 Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development Process
5. 05/02/21 Orientation Session on National Innovation and Start-up Policy (NISP)
6. 16/02/21 Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and IP Management for Start-up
7. 17/02/21 Session on Effective Protection of Intellectual Property with emphasis on Innovation
8. 26/02/21 National Science Day celebration with focus on Innovation
9. 06/03/21 ईnnovate - A date, with your idea | An online idea competition
10. 15/03/21 Lean Manufacturing: Lean is simple | The American Innovator | Case Study FastCap (E-Lecture Series)
11. 19/03/21 Interactive/Mentoring Session with "Successful Start-up Founders”
12. 26/03/21 Orientation Session on Design Thinking & Innovation for all students and faculties by Innovation Ambassador