GSFC University Incubation, Innovation, Technology & Applied Research Centre (GUIITAR)

In the technology driven competitive world with ever increasing passion for advancement at a relentless speed, R&D has to play a key role. The GSFC University is in a mission mode to increase the number of high quality innovative and mostly multi-disciplinary basic and applied research and consultancy projects through untiring efforts of faculty members and students.

 

GSFC University Incubation, Innovation, Technology & Applied Research Centre (GUIITAR) is a cross-disciplinary applied research & innovation centre at GSFC-U.

 

The research focus is primarily on applied work with industry relevance. This is in line with the GSFC University’s aim to contribute to the society in a tangible manner. In the same spirit, GUIITAR is mandated to engage in collaborative research with industry partners and public institutions on various issues of direct interest to the business community and to the society at large. This is expected to result in inflow of fund, utilized for nurturing research students, procurement of equipment and development of state of the art research facilities in different multi-disciplinary schools.

 

The centre will also establish the research collaborations with many internationally and nationally reputed academic institutions and industries through memorandum of understanding.

 

GUIITAR is a single point of access for industry and/or community partners who wish to engage in economically, socially and educationally relevant collaborative, applied research projects with our faculties and students.

 

The following two broad agendas would be addressed under the umbrella of GUIITAR:

 

  • Applied Research Projects funded by Industries

  • Nurturing potential start-ups by incubating to GSFC University’s Entrepreneurship Development Centre

 

Applied Research & Projects

The applied research & consultancy projects would be taken up by the faculty which addresses the requirements of the sponsoring agencies. The deliverables of the R&D endeavour are innovative affordable technology, products, patents and research publications in reputed journals with high impact factors.

 

Entrepreneurship Development Centre

Entrepreneurship Development Centre for Start-ups at GUIITAR offers a whole gamut of incubation facilities and services to prospective entrepreneurs to convert their innovative ideas into commercially viable products.  The prime focus is to promote Entrepreneurship in new and innovative technology based products which can have strong social and strategic impact.

Collaboration: The Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) at GSFC-U has collaborated with the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), An Autonomous Government of Gujarat organization in the month of January 2019 as the Knowledge Partner. The memorandum of understanding has been signed between the CED & GSFC-U which can be accessed here.

 

Under this collaboration, EDC organizes 3-flagship programs throughout the calendar year:

  • Entrepreneurship Awareness Program

  • Entrepreneurship Development Module: I  

  • Entrepreneurship Development Module: II  

 

The following are the offerings of the Entrepreneurship Development Centre

  • Access to business support services such as

    • Mentoring,

    • Technical skill based training programs,

    • Soft skill development to enhance the skills of budding entrepreneurs

    • Business related short-term courses such as

      • How to start and manage a small business

      • Developing a business plan

      • Purchasing a business or franchise

      • Starting a home-based business

      • Designing and furnishing your office

      • Financing options for your business

      • Understanding financial statements

      • Doing E-Commerce

      • Harnessing the internet for profit

      • Sharing stories by entrepreneurs so that their success can be replicated and the failures can be improved upon further

 

  • Guidance to obtain seed funds from internal, government and private funding agencies

 

  • Learning Resource centre

    • Library is having all types of books relating to entrepreneurship relating to all issues like IPR, Business Plant Handbooks, Journals and Magazines from all leading publishers

    • Personal computers with high-speed internet access along with allied hardware like printers, copier, scanners etc. for the use of members

  • Incubation Space/Co-working Space

    • The incubation space with plug-n-play facilities.

    • The rent of the space would be nominal. However, to have a perpetual flow of funds for the Entrepreneurship Development Centre, some percentage of equity would be provided by the entrepreneur to the centre with an exit route, so that as and when the entrepreneur grows and wants to scale into an independent building, he will have the option to buy back the equity at the Net Asset Value as on the date of his exit from the Entrepreneurship Development Centre.

 

The scope of support is broad-based, and covers technologies/IP developed wholly at the University or partly through collaborations elsewhere, as well as external start-ups with which the University members are associated as consultants or mentors. 

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Last updated on : 13    Nov 2019

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