New Generation
Innovation and
Development Centre

5th Edition NOVATE+ 2023

Registrations have been closed.

Biggest Confluence of Academia and Industry for Building Market Ready Products

Submit Your Project Entry before May 15, 2023
Walk in with Your Project Pitch Walk away with Prototype Funding upto INR 2.5 Lacs
Total Funding of INR 50 Lacs is up for grabs

NOVATE+ 2023 Winners

Each winning project may now avail prototype funding of upto INR 2.5 Lacs to develop their project Ideas

Call for Project Proposals

NewGen IEDC is a program launched by National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and implemented by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

NewGen IEDC aims to inculcate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship amongst the young Science and Technology students, encourage and support start-ups through guidance, mentorship & support.

The presence of NewGen IEDC at Chitkara University creates a vibrant entrepreneurial culture amongst the students of Chitkara University. Few amongst the “Job-Seekers” would be converted to “Job-Generators” through the entrepreneurial route.

If you are a student/research scholar of Chitkara University and have highly innovative business idea that has good commercial potential, then you can apply for funding from Chitkara University NewGen IEDC.

You can receive funding upto INR 250,000 for your project.

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Functions of Chitkara University NewGen IEDC

  • To motivate, support and mentor students for identification, development and commercialization of their innovative ideas.
  • To initiate targeted number of innovative student projects each year, for new product development.
  • To organize Business Plan Competitions/Innovation Camps/ Hackathons with active involvement of industry and alumni.
  • To guide and assist prospective entrepreneurs on various aspects such as preparing project reports, obtaining project approvals, loans and facilities from agencies of support system, technologies information, etc.
  • To arrange interaction with entrepreneurs, bankers, professionals, potential customers and create a mentorship scheme for student innovators.
  • To facilitate creation of entrepreneur’s club / E-Cells in the college to foster culture of entrepreneurship amongst students.

Advisory Board Members

Head of the Host InstituteDr. Madhu Chitkara
Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University
Member Secretary, NewGen IEDC Project, NSTEDB, DSTDr. Naveen Vasishta
Scientist F, NEB Division,DST
Project Director & Co-Member Secretary-NewGen IEDC, EDII, AhmedabadMr. S B Sareen
Director, Department of Projects (Govt.) Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII),
Chief CoordinatorDr. Archana Mantri
Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University
Two senior faculty members from the Host Institution preferably with
Relevant entrepreneurial / industry experience
Mr. Sanjay Bhatnagar
Visiting Faculty, CURIN
Dr. Gurjinder Singh
Assistant Professor, CURIN
Representative of a nearby Technology Business IncubatorDr. Adarsh Aggarwal
Head & Professor, CIIF, Chitkara University
Representative of SIDBI / Local BankManager, UCO Bank, Jansla
CA Rajat Bhatia
Representative from Local Industry AssociationMr. Vishal Khanna
Deputy Director, FICCI
Two Alumni Entrepreneurs from the Host InstitutionMr. Aniket Bharadwaj
(CEO, Seacup Visionaries Private Limited)
Mr. Shubham Goyal
(Co-Founder, Zadd Automotive)
Coordinator and ConvenerDr. Sagar Juneja
Assistant Dean, CURIN

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

  • Dr. Archana Mantri

    Vice Chancellor
    Chitkara University, Punjab
    Chief Coordinator (IEDC)

  • Dr. Bonny Banerjee

    The University of Memphis, USA
    AI, Machine Learning and Embedded Systems

  • Dr. Meenu Khurana

    Director Research
    CURIN, Chitkara University, Punjab
    Software Expert

  • Dr. Nitin Saluja

    Associate Director
    CURIN, Chitkara University, Punjab
    Electronics & Product Design Expert

  • Dr. Vijay Kumar Jadon

    Dean Academics (Applied Engg.)
    Chitkara University, Punjab
    Mechatronix Expert

  • Mr. Deepak Nair

    Visiting Faculty at Mechatronix,
    Automation and Product Design Expert

  • Dr. Adarsh Agrawal

    Professor & Head
    CIIF, Chitkara University, Punjab
    Business and Start- up Expert

  • Dr. K.R. Ramkumar

    Associate Professor
    CURIN, Chitkara University, Punjab
    Mobile Networks, Big Data, IoT

  • Dr. Gurpreet Singh

    Assistant Professor
    Mechanical Engg., Chitkara University, Punjab
    Mechatronics Expert

  • Dr. Amit Kumar

    Assistant Professor
    ECE, Chitkara University, Punjab
    Expert in Electronics

  • Mr. Sumit Kumar

    Subject Matter Expert
    Applied Engineering, Chitkara University, Punjab
    Expert in Factory Automation

  • Mr. Gaurav Goyal

    Chitkara University, Punjab
    Software and Embedded Systems

  • Dr. Sagar Juneja

    Assistant Dean (CURIN) & Coordinator
    IEDC,Chitkara University
    Electronics Expert

  • Mr. Varinder Singh

    Project Manager
    CURIN, Chitkara University, Punjab
    Mobility and Vehicle Design Expert

  • Mr. Chanpreet Singh

    Project Manager
    NewGen, IEDC, Chitkara University, Punjab
    Mechanical and Tool Room Expert

News Highlights

NewGen IEDC Project Showcase – Mentoring Session

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5th Edition of the NOVATE+ 2023

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