Workshop on Concept of Technology and Innovation Management held


Patna, (Bihar Times): A workshop on “Concept of Technology and Innovation Management” was organized by the Technology and Innovation Management Centre (TIMC) of the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED), Bihar at the L N Mishra Institute of Economic Development and Social Change here on Friday.

It was held to make students aware as to how to generate ideas and innovations in management and application of technology. It has already conducted such workshops at NIT, Patna, Bhagalpur Engineering College and J D Women's College, Patna, where BCA course is provided. The workshop was conducted for management and MCA students.

The vision of TIMC is to reach the benefits of scientific and technological advancements to industries and upcoming entrepreneurs by giving technical back-up for sustainable development and evolve models for holistic development. It is preparing ground to train the management, engineering and IT students to be innovative in using the management and technological tools. IED executive director A Singh gave important tips in this regard to the students.

TIMC chief coordinator A K Shahi stated about its role to link the industry, academicians and scientists doing research and technological and scientific innovations for sustainable development and how to acquire and transfer technology. He exhorted the students to develop innovation culture and way to be innovative in using the managerial skills and technology innovations to benefit the society. This would also lead to availing benefits and profitability out of commercial use of technology innovations.

Indian Council of Agriculture Research principal scientist Janardanjee stated as how to avail the intellectual property rights for technological and managerial innovations. He stated about application of food technology for value addition of the produce from the agriculture sector through food processing in an innovative way. Any innovations based on research create opportunity for patenting of the innovated technology under Intellectual Property Rights.

Shahi told the Times of India that the TIMC has been conducting entrepreneurship training programme to develop skill among the participants to do their bit to innovate technology in small manufacturing activities and product designs. The programmes included training of the entrepreneurs to prepare soya milk, grown mantha and creative jute products. The next training in December would be on producing quality sanitary napkins at very low cost, he said.