03 February 2022 15:48:38 IST

MAHE to celebrate 2022 as year of innovation

 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) campus in Manipal

To encourage and foster a culture of innovation, start-ups and entrepreneurship, the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) has declared 2022 as the year of ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. In 2022, MAHE will celebrate the legacy of its alumni who are successful entrepreneurs, bring them to campus to inspire students, and develop a culture of entrepreneurship across all MAHE institutions.

Lt Gen MD Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor of MAHE, said MAHE will develop a leadership seminar series bringing its alumni innovators and entrepreneurs to campus to inspire, engage and mentor its students and faculty. “With the help of the MAHE family, we will build a strong ecosystem for innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship at MAHE. Soon, we hope to come up with a state-of-the art Technology Research Park at MAHE, Manipal,” he said.

Nurturing innovation

The year of ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ at MAHE marks the 15 th year of the Innovation Centre of MAHE, 12 years of Manipal Universal Technology Business Incubator (MUTBI), four years of Manipal-Government of Karnataka Bio incubator, and 75th year of India’s Independence, he said.

HS Ballal, Pro-Chancellor of MAHE, said the higher education institutes play a key role in promoting student-driven innovations. MAHE has dedicated the year 2022 to emphasise the importance of innovation, skills and entrepreneurship among students and faculty.

Stating that MAHE has a strong legacy of producing successful entrepreneurs, he said it would continue to encourage budding innovators and entrepreneurs in all its campuses. This step will play a crucial role socio-economic development of the country and pave way for creating successful paths for students, he said.

Ranjan R Pai, President of MAHE Trust, a statement said MAHE as an institution has not only strived to focus on research and innovation in education but also has made consistent efforts for the betterment of society. “MAHE will undoubtedly help in mentoring and nurturing the innovative and creative potential of students and faculty alike. We will provide all the support required for students to tap into their business-oriented skills,” he said