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Innovation, Design and
Entrepreneurship Academy

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SRM University, Andhra Pradesh is establishing ‘Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA)'.  It was envisioned with the strategic alliance with UC Berkeley to create an academy combining their Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Jacob Center of Design and Innovation.


IDEA fosters the culture of innovation, design and entrepreneurship among the students of all streams including engineering, liberal arts and sciences, and management. The students will find the programs exciting, working in the labs and maker spaces, developing prototypes, interacting with best of entrepreneurs and industry leaders, initiating, developing and pitching-in an idea before venture capitalist for start-ups. The students will also be provided with start-up funds, incubation and connections across the globe.

IDEA - Fablab

IDEA – Fablab supports the student startup venture with the designing-the-prototype part of their quest through the world class fabrication lab facilities. Some of which are displayed below.

IDEA supports the students with a industry oriented tailor-made course curriculum, to give the basic know-how and understanding of the nuances of entrepreneurship. Some of the courses are as under.