30 Sep 2021 19:00 IST

Anant National University offers support to real estate, design start-ups

Three chosen entrepreneurs every year will get to work with experts and industry mentors

The Anant Centre for Sustainability, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, launches Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) programme. Three chosen entrepreneurs will each year have the opportunity to work with students, faculty, and a Board of Mentors from the industry, to refine their products and services, take them to market, and scale-up. Entrepreneurs will have access to one of the best Makerspaces in the country in addition to office space and accommodation on Anant National University’s campus.

The Anant Centre for Sustainability is a Think-Teach-Do tank that focuses on affordable housing, indigenous models of circular economy and building sustainable education campuses in India. The Centre publishes research reports, releases multimedia products and delivers relevant courses and projects related to sustainability.

“Anant National University’s EIR programme is a unique programme being made available to real estate, building sciences, and design start-ups. The programme offers the physical infrastructure such as the state of the art Makerspace, library, working spaces, extensive industry knowledge and the pool of faculty, researchers, and students available at Anant National University,” a release from the institute, said.

Dhaval Monani, Director of Affordable Housing, AnantU, said, “The EIR programme is an initiative to help bring in innovation in the real estate, design, property technology and construction space. Through its deep understanding of the space, university resources, industry mentors and partnerships, the programme will help budding entrepreneurs bring their ideas to fruition. It will foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and create opportunities for students.”