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IIM Sambalpur, Apna.co establish R&D partnership to boost startup ecosystem 

Apna.co and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sambalpur, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote innovation, research, and entrepreneurship through joint projects, as stated in a press release from the job and professional networking platform.

The MoU was signed at the 100 Cube Startup Conclave hosted by IIM Sambalpur.

Under this partnership, both entities will delve into various innovation and research domains, encompassing textiles, arts and culture, agriculture, healthcare, financial and digital inclusivity, tribal entrepreneurship, and sustainability.

This partnership will span multiple industries, including technological research and development, sustainable solutions, fast-moving consumer goods, logistics, and digital marketing, as mentioned in the statement.

Apna founder Nirmit Parikh said, “In today’s dynamic business landscape, collaboration is key to driving innovation and growth. Our partnership with IIM Sambalpur reflects our commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and driving positive change in the industry. Together, we look forward to creating transformative initiatives that benefit society at large.” 

Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director of IIM Sambalpur, expressed that this partnership will catalyze for fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem, emphasizing the collaborative efforts towards ecosystem development. “Leveraging our collective strengths and resources, we will create a more robust and supportive environment for startups and entrepreneurs to thrive. This partnership marks a significant step towards fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, and we are excited about the transformative impact it will have on the industry,” he said. 

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