Ever since its inception, MICA-EDC has been devoted to the objective of encouraging the concept of entrepreneurship in the communications sector. MICA-EDC aspires to offer business support services in order to nurture buzzing ideas that have the potential to bring about a change in this sector. Thus, in order to make this a reality, MICA-EDC has set up a first-of-its-kind Comcubator (Communications Technology Based Business Incubator), an Incubation Centre specifically for the communications sector to commercialise and nurture ideas and innovations.
Objective of the Comcubator
The main objective of setting up a Comcubator is to develop, nurture, promote and successfully commercialise ventures, based on innovative products, models, tools, techniques, and technologies and/or render services in the area of communications; ventures which would conceptualise, develop and manufacture innovative - processes, formats, mediums of communications for reaching out to individuals or masses; by providing training, mentoring, the requisite infrastructure and intellectual support services to comcubatees.
Business Areas covered by the Comcubator
The Comcubator will encourage any idea which has the potential to change, transform or enhance the field of communications. It may include innovations for:
A. Communication Service Technologies: 1) Marketing communication services like Advertising, Marketing Research, Media Planning, PR and event Management, E-business and E-marketing; etc and other below the line communications agencies 2) Other services like value added mobile services, photography; entertainment, education, design consulting, video and film productions; digital editing etc.
B. Communication Product Technologies: Internet, SMS, MMS, Web search, Gaming, Film & Entertainment content etc.
C. Communication Equipments: Computers, TV, Cameras, Printers, Satellites, Mobile Phones, Stylus, Application-oriented Software etc.
D. Applications Tools for Communication Businesses: E.g. Audience measurement tools, tools for research and data analytics; consumer tracking tools; tools for evaluating the impact of communications; Software.
Facilities & Support
The Com-cubator at MICA EDC is committed to the objective of supporting budding entrepreneurs in the entire process of their business formation i.e. right from the stage of conception to the stage of commercialisation. Once the idea is selected for incubation, the comcubator will provide support in terms of conversion of the idea into a working model, research experimentation, lab testing, accreditations, market research, business plan, promotion, networking and so on along with the continual guidance of highly respected mentors.
Along with this support, the Comcubator will provide the following facilities to Comcubatees:
Benefits to the Comcubatee
The Comcubatee will avail of all the above mentioned facilities along with:
Interested candidates will be asked to fill up a detailed application form wherein they will have to mention their idea in brief along with a proposal and a tentative business plan. The Comcubator will select the ideas and those applicants will be made to undergo training in entrepreneurship. Once the training is over, Comcubatees will commence the initial stages of their venture with the support and facilities provided by the Comcubator.
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