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Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati in collaboration with German Design Thinking Impact Team is going to launch an “Impact Week” at IIE Guwahati from December 12th to 20th. The German Impact Week Team has been honoured with the title ‘Excellent Place’ in the ‘Germany, Land of Ideas’ competition by the German Federal Government and Deutsche Bankhas and the team conducted workshops in countries like Kenya, Colombia, Rwanda and Nigeria.

IIE will act as a nodal agency for organizing the impact week and shall provide a central platform for North-eastern region to showcase entrepreneur’s talents, ideas, expertise and business models. The aim of the programme is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in developing and emerging economies as a foundation for sustainable growth by developing sustainable business models using design thinking. The objective is to foster Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as intercultural and inter-company exchange through Design Thinking.

IIE is presently short listing 100 candidate Particularly students/youths who shall undergo the Impact Week Training sessions for 4 days (17th- 20th Dec) under German International Senior coach on Design thinking through methods developed by large companies such as SAP to help develop new entrepreneurial/start-up ideas, align and engage, and create drivers to success. Six prominent sectors, such as Rural Economy, Environment, Education, Tourism, Health Care, Economy- Supply Chain & Warehousing has been selected as the track topics. 

Desired Profile of Students/Aspiring Entrepreneurs/Youths:

  • Full-time/all-day availability (17.12.2018 - 20.12.2018)
  • Final Year Students/Alumni from North Eastern Region of India (NER)
  • English Proficiency-Conversation level
  • Keen on entrepreneurship/start ups
  • From a variety of professional backgrounds e.g. agriculture, social science and management students.
  • Open for Interactive program(no subject specific lessons) 

Benefits of Participating in Design thinking training-

  1. Impact week is a big learning opportunity to create common platform for the students/entrepreneurs/aspiring entrepreneurs.
  2. Promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in developing and emerging economies as a foundation for sustainable growth
  3. Helps to ideate and develop sustainable business models encompassing various sectors

Organising Committee of Impact Week 2018

Dr. Abhijit Sharma


Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship

      Dr. Sriparna Bhuyan Baruah

  Head Center for Industrial Extension

  Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship

     Sina Marleen Petersen

Lead Organizer Impact Week


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Email:, Last Date for application submission: 10th November 2018

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