About E Week

About E Week




Spanning a week from February 20th to 27th of 2016, lakhs of people across the country will come together to celebrate Entrepreneurship Week. Designed to build public awareness and support for entrepreneurship, E Week focuses public attention on today's biggest opportunities and encourages participants to reflect on their role as leaders and innovators. The campaign is led by the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and supported by the Wadhwani Foundation and other partners.

By far the largest entrepreneurship activity in the country, E Week's dramatic results in the past in building support for entrepreneurs have been encouraging ever more participation. The campaign will see active involvement of many individuals and organisations that support entrepreneurship – academic institutions, corporate entities, industry experts, non-profits, and faculty leaders – to inspire, encourage, and guide students.







E Week 2016 Theme: Innovative Ideas for a Better World


For millennia, innovation has been the determinant for economic growth across the world. Western countries can trace their rise to economic super power status to the renaissance, and advancements in science, art and culture. They have retained their hold for centuries now, thanks to their investments in innovation.


There is no doubt that India is waiting for a similar renaissance by harnessing the intellectual strengths of its demographics dividend. In reality, this can happen only when educational institutes invest in innovation driven competitiveness. They need to deliver on innovative research and ideas that have significant technological value and can be commercialised.


The E Week 2016 theme encourages educators and students to become innovation catalyst by making deep investments in ideas and innovations that guarantee market success. As part of your advocacy campaigns, we encourage you to partner with industries that can propel your innovation labs. To boost student participation, set up processes within the institute that encourage and ease patenting of students’ ideas. You can also engage the government by discussing policy changes that encourage more innovation and research on Indian campuses.

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How to Participate


During E Week, participants on and off campuses across the country - students, entrepreneurs, faculty members, industry leaders and key members of the community - will take the E Week Pledge and engage in thousands of events. These include competitions, expositions, educational movie screenings, leadership and motivation talks with successful entrepreneurs, panel discussions, business plan and skill building workshops, business and tech bazaars, awareness campaigns and more. In addition, participants can sign up on the E Week website to share their experiences, view events information, and connect with the larger NEN community.


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Academic institutes can apply for the awards, based on their location, at respective regions as follows:

North Region: Delhi, Gurgaon, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, and Jaipur. Regional Finale at Jaipur.

Central Region: Gujarat, Maharashtra, and MP. Regional Finale at Indore.

South Region: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, ans Andhra Pradesh. Regional Finale at  Bangalore.

East Region: West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, and Jharkand. Regional Finale at Calcutta.

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Awards and Recognition


The E Week India Awards continue to be the most exciting part of the E Week celebrations. To enable greater participation and recognition, we will host four Regional Awards Ceremonies to represent the north, south, east and central regions of the country.

Regional Awards Ceremonies will include the following awards:

  1. Premier Awards -Impact
    - Highest Impact Award

    Given to institutes which demonstrate exemplary determination and dedication in running high impact programs to create more start-ups.

    - Best Campus Company Award

    Seeks to identify and reward some of the best campus companies across India.

  2. Innovation Awards
    - Innovation Award

    A recognition of efforts of an institute to encourage its students to come up with innovative solutions to local challenges.

    - E Week @School Innovation Award

    Given to the school team which has developed an innovative project/ideas as a solution to existing problems.

  3. E Week Special Awards- Based on yearlong activities and activities during E-week.

    - E Week Champion Awards (3 nos )

    - E Week Runners Up Awards (3 nos)

    - E Week Debut Awards (2 nos)

Student representatives of the Award winners can receive the awards at their respective Regional Gala Awards Ceremony attended by students from various institutes, eminent people from the industry and the government.

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To successfully register your institution for the E Week 2016 Awards, fill this Registration Form completely and accurately.

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Join the celebration: Help create a stronger, entrepreneurial India!

E Week: We Can. We Will.