Published On: Mon, Jul 18th, 2016

Union Minister Kalraj Misra inaugurates incubation cell at IIFT Delhi

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The Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Kalraj Mishra being presented a memento, at the inauguration of the MSME Incubation Cell entitled “Knowledge for Innovation in Trade and Technology for Entrepreneurial Start-Ups (KITTES)”, in New Delhi on July 18, 2016.

New Delhi: Shri Kalraj Misra, Union Minister Of MSME today inaugurated Incubation Cell at at IIFT Delhi. Highlighting the initiatives taken by the government for uplifting the entrepreneurial spirit of youths in the country under Startup India, Standup India and Atal Innovation Mission, Shri Misra said that the cell would enable young entrepreneurs to get all the expert advice and technical guidance at one point. The cell has been designed to provide export start-ups with necessary hand holding support towards expanding their existing domestic business to foreign markets, he added

The initiative is named as “KITTES (Knowledge for Innovation in Trade & Technology for Entrepreneurial Start-ups), a dynamic business incubation cell dedicated to startups in the domain of international business. Run by the Centre of MSME Studies at IIFT (Delhi), the aim of KITTES is to provide hand holding support for MSME start-ups right from ideation stage to their internationalization towards taking a final leap into foreign markets.

Incubation cell will be supported by an advisory body consisting of industrialists, venture capitalists, technical specialists and managers established to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams through a range of infrastructure, business advisory, mentoring and financial services. IIFT will facilitate mobilising of loans for export purpose, build awareness on export financing and insurance schemes and export promotion measures.

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