National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) in partnership with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), along with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), the British Council and Intel organizes a first-of-its-kind ‘Entrepreneurship Education Conclave’. The conclave features leaders in academia across India including top entrepreneurship educators & policy makers, practicing mentors, incubator heads, entrepreneurs, officials from Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Vice-Chancellors, and Directors & Deans from institutes in order to engage them in a dialogue on entrepreneurship development.

This year's ‘Entrepreneurship Education Conclave’ was held on March 12th , 2015 at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi. Through the conclave, an official mandate for entrepreneurship development through higher education was created and endorsed.

The conclave provides a platform to open a dialogue among the global leaders of academia to mainstream entrepreneurship education by providing training and support to entrepreneurship educators and to demonstrate effective global models of entrepreneurship development, the challenges faced and the outcomes. It also allows to highlight models of emerging excellence and introduce the channels for recognition to the growing entrepreneurship community of educators, mentors and program managers.

The conclave culminates with the announcement of the award recipients of the NEN Recognition Platform. The NEN Recognition Platform seeks to recognize these truly outstanding accomplishments, the exceptional individual and institutional achievements of the faculty members, colleges and E-cells. The Awards are designed to honor those faculty members who exemplify the highest levels of excellence in the pursuit of the entrepreneurial mission to develop and move entrepreneurs to fulfill their goals. The Awards also seek to provide models of excellence for fellow faculty and encourage the faculty to continue to improve the entrepreneurial pursuits of the country through their teaching, mentoring and scholarly and/or creative activities. For more information about the Recognition Platform, please visit here.

The primary objective of the conclave is to foster, promote and support innovators and leaders with entrepreneurial talent and to provide recognition and endorsement to budding entrepreneurs. The sessions at the conclave are highly interactive and engaging with a mix of keynote talks, panel discussions, un-conferences, and model & impact presentations.

Read about the organizers and partners of the Entrepreneurship Education Conclave here.