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April, 2018

Editorial

By Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Professor - Public Policy & Management Group, IIM Calcutta

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the current edition of our newsletter. Keeping up with the extensive nature of work IIMCIP reflects, we showcase how DesiCrew has been a pioneer to empowering rural talent and providing learning opportunity through am impact sourcing business model. In another article, Honey Bajaj talks about design thinking. Honey argues that design is not just about aesthetics, form, typography, or ergonomics. In a good business, it is all about the intention and a realisation of that intention across a spectrum. The story of Brickcells shows us how fisheries and aquaculture can play, either directly or indirectly, an essential role in creating an impact on livelihood of a large number of people.

Finally, the newsletter showcases TSEC Grand finale held in IIM CALCUTTA Campus, 2018.

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DesiCrew- Transforming our Crew for Human Excellence (D-TOUCH )

DesiCrew- Transforming our Crew for Human Excellence (D-TOUCH )

By Manivannan J.K, CEO-DESICREW

DesiCrew has been one among the pioneers to empower rural talent and to provide excellent learning opportunity to its employees through its Impact Sourcing business model. When it was visualised at the portals of IIT Madras, we were connecting the three dots – RURAL INDIA, TECHNOLOGY and JOBS.That has not changed much in the last ten years, but I would like to point out the demands it made on the organization from time to time.

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Design Thinking Process

Profiles of Social Entrepreneurs

Design Thinking Process

By Honey Bajaj

Before we start to talk about design thinking it’s important to understand what design is. Design is not just about aesthetics, form, typography, ergonomics etc it is about intention and realizing that intention. It’s about wanting to do something and then figuring out how to do it. It’s a huge word in itself.

Design thinking is a problem-solving mindset. It began with what Roger Martin called integrative thinking in his book, ‘The Opposable Mind’. Integrative thinking is the ability to exploit opposing ideas and opposing constraints to create new solutions.

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Edurade provides a new edge to Technology

Edurade provides a new edge to Technology

By Ritesh Kanu, Ceo- EDURADE

Aviation is what fascinated Ritesh & Biswajit right from their childhood days. Passion turned into an entrepreneurial idea when they met in Kolkata after completing their graduation. Ritesh hailing from management background brainstormed the possible ways to solve present day limitations in agriculture, industrial areas like mining, oil, gas pipeline including defense

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INVENT

INVENT

Fisheries and aquaculture play, either directly or indirectly, an essential role in the livelihoods of millions of people around the world. Being born in an urban environment, BRICKCELLS TECHNOLOGIES team had very remote idea of rural economy which is primarily based on the rural farmers in my district as well as the state as a whole.

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Winners of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2017-18 (TSEC)

Winners of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2017-18 (TSEC)

The winners of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2017-18 (TSEC), a joint initiative of the Tata group and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), were announced during the grand finale held on January 6, 2018, at the IIM Calcutta campus. The challenge endeavours to find India’s most promising early-stage social enterprises, and create an ecosystem […]

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

MEDMOC, Government of Mizoram in association with IIM Calcutta Innovation Park launched Mizoram Kailawn – Business Plan Contest and E-Summit 2018.
India’s hunt to find the SmartFifty Solutions begins on 7th April, 2018. Catch all the action on NDTV 24×7. Every Saturday at 5:30PM.

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