An IEDC has been formally inaugurated at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on January 15, 2010 in the College Auditorium with the support of Technopark TBI.
The IEDC was inaugurated by Mr.Mervin Alexander, CEO Technopark by lighting the lamp. The inaugural function was presided over by Dr.T.M.George, Principal. Mr.K.C.Chandrasekharan Nair, CFO, Technopark and Programme Coordinator-New Initiatives, Technopark and Registrar, Technopark TBI delivered the keynote address. Rev.Fr. John Thundiyath, Bursar and Mr.Sreejith. S, Technical Officer, Technopark TBI also attended the function.
Addressing the students Mr.Mervin Alexander said that the IEDC will act as a catalyst to create entrepreneurial ventures from the college and the major objective is to promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the campus and also to exploit and effectively convert the skills and expertise within the institute to create entrepreneurial ventures.
In the keynote address Mr.K.C.Chandrasekharan Nair, CFO Technopark pointed out that “Technopark, through the Technology Business Incubation initiatives, is creating an ecosystem and a fertile ground that promotes the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the state. Rev.Fr. John Thundiyath, Bursar pointed out that IEDC shall be a source of motivation to the students to dream and set their goals higher. He pointed out the examples of startup entrepreneurs from the college.Student startups from the college by Mr.Aravind, CEO, Enythin Technologies, who will be working out of the college IEDC as a virtual incubatee of Technopark TBI and Mr. Gokul Nath who participated with his sports innovator competition of NEO sports made their company presentations. Dr.T.M.George, Principal in his Welcome speech assured that “The Entrepreneurship Development activities of the College shall offer all sorts of support to spot & transform the innovative ideas among the Students into marketable products”.