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Mphasis and IIIT- B Partner to Support Incubation of Social Enterprises

Aug 27, 2015   17:00 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Mphasis, a global technology services provider, today announced its partnership with The International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-B), a Deemed University, to support and nurture deserving social enterprises. The two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) wherein IIIT-B would leverage a portion of Mphasis’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds for supporting social enterprises.

 

IIIT – B will invest and nurture social enterprises that are in line with Mphasis’ CSR focus areas such as Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship. In addition to funding, IIIT-B will also provide focused mentoring services, logistics support and business network support for the incubatees. IIIT-B has so far incubated 12 ideas and currently supporting six companies in the areas of Education, Health Care and Energy.

 

“Mphasis firmly believes that, thriving social entrepreneurship ecosystems are integral to addressing some of the development challenges. In keeping with our brand promise of ‘Unleash the Next’, we are relentlessly looking for opportunities to support promising, disruptive social enterprises through reputed incubators. We believe that this partnership with IIIT-B, approved incubators by the Govt. of India., will enable us to realize this vision” said Dr. Meenu Bhambani, AVP and Head, CSR and the Office of Diversity at Mphasis.

 

“IIIT-B works in partnership with the corporate sector on education and entrepreneurial initiatives. Through this partnership with Mphasis we look to provide technology, management and financial inputs to help inspire innovators to bootstrap their technology ventures. With the innovative and inclusive CSR policies of Mphasis, we look to reach out to more eligible and aspiring people” said Prof. S. Sadagopan, Director at IIIT-B.

 

About IIIT-Bangalore

The International Institute of Information Technology, a Deemed University, popularly known as IIIT-B, was established in 1999 with a vision to contribute to the IT world by focusing on education and research, entrepreneurship and innovation. The Institute is a registered not-for-profit society funded jointly by the Government of Karnataka and the IT industry.

 

Since its inception, IIIT-B, with its unique model of education, research, and industry interaction, has grown in stature to become an institution of considerable repute in academic as well as corporate circles. The Institute works in partnership with the corporate sector, while retaining the freedom of an academic institution. It is inspired by other renowned institutions, and also strives to emulate an academic culture that is on par with the best international institutions.

 

About Mphasis

Mphasis (an HP Company) enables chosen customers to meet the demands of an evolving market place. Mphasis fuels this by combining superior human capital with cutting edge solutions in hyper-specialized areas. Connect with Mphasis on www.mphasis.com.

 

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