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Introduction

As beautifully encapsulated in its motto - maximizing human potential, Vishwakarma University, since the year of its inception, has worked endlessly towards creating an enabling environment to ensure the wholesome development of its students. Employing innovative learning methodologies has created an effective amalgamation of didactic and practical learning. This coupled with a responsive and active student community has made the VU campus a productive ground for the germination of new ideas and intellectual activity. Now VU has taken the next natural step in its journey of academic excellence by launching VU-IQube, on the 1st of October, 2020, to unleash the creative potential of its students.

Focusing on Idea, Innovation, IPR, and Entrepreneurship in a synergetic and integrated way VU-IQube seeks to facilitate the culture of innovation in VU and to build an Eco-system that enables self-empowerment.

Our Team

Dr. Pashmina Doshi
 

Prof. Dr. Kailas Patil
Director
Dr. Pashmina Doshi
 

Prof. Unmesha S. Patil
Dy. Director
Dr. Pashmina Doshi
 

Dr. Shrikant Kulkarni
Honorary Member
Dr. Pashmina Doshi
 

Prof. Niranjan Kulkarni
Member
Dr. Pashmina Doshi
 

Prof. Dr. Vijay Khedkar
Member
Dr. Pashmina Doshi
 

Prof. Wanrisa Kharkongor
Member
Dr. Pashmina Doshi
 

Prof. Ankita Sangle
Member
Dr. Pashmina Doshi
 

Prof. Jagadish Tawade
Member
Dr. Pashmina Doshi
 

Prof. Pranav Dhaneshwar
Member
Dr. Pashmina Doshi
 

Prof. Shailesh Thaware
Member
Dr. Pashmina Doshi
 

Prof. Dr. Yogesh Suryawanshi
Member
 
General Activities:
The Impactful Innovation Project:

Under this Initiative VU-IQube has established an SOP for the submission, screening, selection, and processing of the ideas, inventions, and innovations of the Students. Students are invited to submit their Ideas, Innovations, and Inventions. These go through the process of screening by the expert committee constituted for the same. Selected Proposals are taken up for Nurturing which includes, inter alia Incubation, IPR Facilitation, and Entrepreneurship support required to bring the respective projects to fruition.

Faculty IPR Facilitation Programme:

Under this initiative, the Faculty is provided with drafting, filing, and financial support for IPR registration and processing for their eligible projects.

Faculty Capacity Building Programme:

The Faculty is provided exposure to training and workshops that build their capacities in the areas of IPR, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.

Student Capacity Building Programme:

Under this, through sessions, workshops, Elective Courses, etc., the capacities of students to understand and manoeuvre the landscape of IPR, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship are built.

Entrepreneurship Fest 2021:

As a part of its efforts towards facilitating Innovation and Entrepreneurship at VU, VU-IQube organized an Entrepreneurship Fest in Three Phases. The Fest had a simple mantra: Explore - Learn - Apply!!


The first phase was successfully conducted between the 18th and 23rd of May, 2021 where students got to explore the world of Entrepreneurship by interacting with Successful Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship Trainers.

Mentoring and Evaluation Support for the Current Projects
Compliance and Business Strategy Support for ongoing start-up projects.
Entrepreneurship Festival Phase 2:

The second phase of the Entrepreneurship phase focuses on capacity development and is scheduled between 29th November and 3rd December 2021.

Immersion Program for Faculty focusing on developing Entrepreneurship Mentors.
Global Exposure Events:

Interactions with Entrepreneurs from across the world.

Activities

Trainings / Services offered

  • Entrepreneurship Development Workshops
  • Intellectual Property Rights Processing
  • Incubation Support
  • Compliance Support
  • Capacity Development
  • Scoping
  • Mentoring


Upcoming Events

  • Session on Validation of Ideas for Entrepreneurship
  • Phase 2 of the Entrepreneurship Fest 2021-22 with Capacity Development Workshops and Interactive Sessions with Successful Entrepreneurs from different parts of the globe.
  • Exposure Events for Student and Faculty Projects.
  • Minor Course on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and IPR.
  • Faculty Development Program


Organized Events

  • Talk by Dr. Smita Kale, Associate Manager,Venture Center, on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Processes and Approach
  • Transdisciplinary Course on Understanding the Innovation and IPR Landscape, in association with the Department of Law, Vishwakarma University, Spearheaded by Prof. Dr. Prabuddha Ganguli.
  • VU Entrepreneurship Fest 2021-22 Orientation Session.
  • Design Thinking Workshop in Association with DCF Ventures, by Mr. Rammohan Reddy - Entrepreneur and Innovation Coach.
  • Session on Practical Insights and Learnings by Entrepreneurs in association with Venture Center Pune delivered by Young Entrepreneurs Ajinkya Dhariya - Founder and CEo, PadCare Labs, and Usmaan Khan - Co Founder and COO, Module Innovations.
  • Session on What makes a Successful Entrepreneur, by Ms. Lakshmi Potluri, CEO(DCF Ventures), Co Founder (Jabong.com), Angel Investor and Mentor.
  • Session on What do Angel Investors Look For by Angel Investor and Partner - ah! Ventures - CA, Mr. Amit Kumar.
  • Open House on NEN NextGen ACTIVATE Program in association with Wadhwani Foundation.

Collaborations

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Services offered

IPR Facilitation and Processing
Incubation Services
Compliance Services
Vision
  • Integrating Innovation, IP, and Entrepreneurship in Research and Development by identifying inventions at an early stage
  • Establishing a comprehensive and functional mechanism to convert research into innovations.
  • Encouragement, Inspiration, and Nurturing of Innovation
  • Building ecosystems to encourage high-quality research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Mission
  • Capacity Development
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Supportive Infrastructure
  • Network Development

Contact Us

Prof. Unmesha S. Patil,

Dy. Director, VU-IQube.

unmesha.patil@vupune.ac.in

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