At the recently concluded Innovation Workshop at IIM Bangalore organized by IIT Delhi Alumni Association Bangalore Chapter and NSRCEL IIM Bangalore, an industry-wide “Innovators Network“ was launched for Bangalore. Innovators Network shall fulfill the long standing need of entrepreneurs and innovators who wanted a platform for frequent interaction and seek guidance from successful role models in innovation space in industry.
Innovators Network would be supported by NSRCEL IIM Bangalore, IIT Delhi Alumni Association - Bangalore Chapter, Proteans Software Solutions, Erehwon Innovation Consulting and alumni of IITs and IIMs all of whom have given their commitment to work for the innovation cause in Bangalore. Innovators Network will bring together all the individuals, groups, companies and organizations working for promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship. This facilitates quick, open and effective interchange of ideas and resources.
IIT D Alumni Association, Bangalore Chapter has been instrumental in conducting regular events that are of direct relevance to not only IIT Delhi alumni, but also to all IIT and IIM alumni. Under the leadership of Rakesh Rajora, who is the President of IIT Delhi Alumni Association Bangalore, the Chapter is playing an active role in the positive transformation of business and society in Bangalore. Apart from organizing business focused events and promoting Indian entrepreneurship, the Chapter is very active in social entrepreneurship and educational initiatives. Last year, the Association launched PAN IIT PAN IIM Entrepreneurs Forum to bring all budding entrepreneurs together. IIT DAA Bangalore was also instrumental in funding and conducting the PAN IIT Outreach Program in Bangalore catering to all IIT alumni for creating the PAN IIT forum.
Proteans will bring in direct value to the Innovators Network because of its unique positioning as an industry leader in Outsourced Product Development space catering to technology companies globally. Proteans business experience and technical expertise of building market winning products would benefit entrepreneurs and innovators in Bangalore. Proteans has a strong experience in building customer centric products on Microsoft.NET and J2EE platform as Web2.0 applications, desktop applications, enterprise products and mobility solutions. Some of the product lines created by Proteans have more than 1,00,000 customer licenses. Proteans has committed a dedicated time of its technology managers and architects every month, along with logistic support for event organization as its contribution to the Innovators Network. Neelam Dwivedi, co-founder of Proteans and Secretary of IIT Delhi Alumni Association – Bangalore Chapter said,” Interaction with Proteans shall help innovators to weigh the merit of their ideas before going to VCs, determine the technical feasibility, leverage Proteans global business insights and design expertise, and facilitate their idea realization in a superior manner.”
The NSRCEL Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning emphasizes value-creation through informed entrepreneurship. The Centre defines the opportunities perceived by aspiring entrepreneurs, evaluates their strengths/weaknesses, and helps them with resources to translate their concepts into profitable business ventures. NSRCEL has been initiated by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, a premier centre for management learning. Dr Kalyani Gandhi, the Chairperson of NSRCEL, is a passionate supporter of start ups and innovation and would be a mentor to Innovators Network.
Erehwon Innovation Consulting, an innovation facilitation firm, based out of Singapore and Bangalore, inspires and enables organizations to leverage quantum innovation for breakthrough results. Bhupendra Sharma, Director and Senior Strategy Consultant with Erehwon Innovation Consulting, said, “We shall be happy to share our successful experience of 19+ years in innovation facilitation with budding innovators at this Innovators Network. Just as Japan is known for quality, our mission is to make India known for innovation in 21st century. Let us all come together in this Innovators Network and create a nationwide Innovation Movement!”
Proteans (proteans.com) is an industry leader in Outsource Product Development space catering to technology companies globally. Proteans has a strong experience in building customer centric product teams on Microsoft.NET and J2EE platforms for web applications, desktop applications, enterprise products and mobility solutions. Proteans utilizes best practices in global sourcing to deliver superior products for its customers. Proteans offers acceleration in the development velocity, compresses release timelines, brings rich design and coding expertise, and gives significant cost advantages. Proteans is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and Microsoft ‘NXT for ISV’ Partner.