The Innovation Entrepreneurship Development Centers (IEDC) Summit, one of the largest student entrepreneur summits in Kerala was held at Girideepam Convention Centre, Nalanchira, Trivandrum on August 23. Innovation Entrepreneurship Development Centers are small incubators available in colleges, where students can kindle ideas and create successful startups. The Kerala Startup Mission has a total of 147 IEDC across 14 districts in the state.
The IEDC Summit 2016 was a culmination of all the activities of the 147 colleges and their students. Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Hon. Chief Minister announced that the summit is to be held annually and announced 150 crore for connecting IEDC colleges across the state. Shri M Sivsankar IAS, Shri PH Kurien IAS, Shri Kuncheria P Issac jointly inaugurated the event.
Prizes for best ideas, projects,video and best IEDC were distributed by Shri Kadakampilly Surendran, Minister for Power & Dewasom. The summit included an activity hub, panel discussions and sessions on various topics.