New Generation
Innovation and
Development Centre

6th Edition NOVATE+ 2024

Enabling Creation of Market-Ready Products through Industry-Academia Collaboration

Submit your innovative project idea and get funding of up to INR 2.5 Lacs to implement it

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. S.C. Sharma
Registrar & Officiating VC, Chitkara University, Punjab
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
Associate Director (Research), CURIN

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

  • Dr. Bonny Banerjee

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

  • Dr. Meenu Khurana

    Chitkara University, H.P.

  • Dr. Nitin Saluja

    Director (Research)
    CURIN, Chitkara University, Punjab
    Electronics & Product Design Expert

  • Mr. Deepak Nair

    Automation and Product Design Expert

  • Dr. Adarsh Agrawal

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

  • Dr. K.R. Ramkumar

    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. Gaurav Goyal

    Founder & CEO
    Anukai Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

  • Dr. Sagar Juneja

    Associate Director (Research), CURIN
    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

  • Mr. Jatinder Singh Sandhu

    President, Patiala Chamber of Industries

  • Mr. Harinder Pal Singh Lamba

    President, Patiala Industry Associations

  • Mr. Rama Kant

    Founder, Elinco Innovations

  • Mr. Harpreet Singh

    Director, Eon Infotech

News Highlights

Chitkara University’s Innovation – Thermoelectric Chiller, Won Two Competition at Amity University

Thermoelectric Chiller team from Chitkara University NewGen IEDC presented their project titled "Affordable Thermoelectric Chiller without Harmful Emissions,” which was developed under the guidance of Dr. Rajesh Kumar Narota. The team secured the t... readmore

Chitkara University’s Eco-Friendly Chiller Project Won First Prize at INNO TECH 2024

A team of students from Chitkara University presented their project titled "Affordable Thermoelectric Chiller without Harmful Emissions," at INNO TECH that was held on March 18th and 19th, 2024, at Pushpa Gujral Science City, Jalandhar. Their creatio... readmore