Chandigarh, August 21—TiE, the global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, has agreed to act as a conduit for channelizing investments in the field of Information Technology start-ups and IT projects into Haryana. It will work in tandem with the Haryana Government in such areas as e-education, e-healthcare and skill development.
Wedded to wealth creation through entrepreneurship, TiE has also evinced interest in the universities of Haryana for giving applied material research a leg-up. It has agreed in principle to engage NIT Kurukshetra for promoting research and development efforts in the field of material engineering. Materials utilized in solar, display panel and semi- conducive chips will form butt of the research and development effort.
All this was clinched when the high level delegation of entrepreneurs and senior government officers, led by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, visited TiE in San Francisco, USA, yesterday and discussed the possibilities of partnerships in various sectors.
Welcoming the Chief Minister and the Industries Minister, Capt Abhimanyu, TiE President, Mr Venkatesh Shukla, emphasized TiE’s focus on accelerating the success of tech companies in India. TiE’s has 61 chapters in 18 countries. Conceived in 1992, it has a base of 13,000 members.
During his interaction with TiE officials, the Chief Minister focused on Haryana’s new Entrepreneur Promotion Policy 2015 and batted for Haryana as a preferred investment destination. He said that Haryana planned to host Investor Summit in Gurgaon in January, 2016. TiE has decided to participate in the summit. Mr Shukla said that Mr Kunwar Sachdev, a member of TiE in India, will open a chapter in Gurgaon.
Mr Manohar Lal assured them that the state government would facilitate membership programme in consultation with TiE on its innovation campus in Gurgaon. Besides, the state government will create a special dispensation for speedy disposal of the commercial disputes involving start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises. It has also agreed to provide special dispensation in public procurement policy for sourcing services from Information Technology/ITES start-ups.
Besides the Chief Minister and the Industries Minister, those present at the meeting included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Principal Secretary Industries, Mr Devender Singh, Managing Director HSIIDC, Mr Vineet Garg, Director General Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Dr Abhilaksh Likhi, other members of the delegation and TiE officials.