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Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute is a leading organization in the field of building an entrepreneurial ecosystem was established in 2001 as a not-for-profit society by Government of Tamil Nadu. EDII is a pioneering organization for the promotion of MSMEs and to spread Startup & Innovation ecosystem in Tamil Nadu. EDII-TN was established as an autonomous organization under the Department of Micro Small and Medium.20-Mar-2022.

It also serves as a nodal agency for the startup ecosystem in the State. With 2.33 lakhs entrepreneurs trained in various programmes since its inception, EDII-TN offers training solutions from mind to market. It has a wide clientele ranging from students, existing and aspiring entrepreneurs and Clusters. In addition to facilitating entrepreneurship development, EDII-TN also supports research and innovation promotion in MSME and public sector.

The principal activities of EDII are conducting and organizing EDPs for potential entrepreneurs throughout the country, generation and dissemination of new knowledge, conducting seminars and workshops on various themes, extension of motivation programmes for officers, performance improvement programmes for existing entrepreneurs, competent management programmes for unemployed non-technical graduates etc. The various programmes run by EDII is said to be the oldest, largest, most comprehensive, organized and successful EDPs in the country.


To maintain Universal leadership in fostering and Developing Entrepreneurship


Nurture entrepreneurship through education, training, applied research and institution-building.
Aid in capacity building, training and institution in the field of entrepreneurship with focus on innovation, incubation and digitalization at national and international levels

EDII Cell Members:

  • Shri.S. Shanmugham – Chairman/UIT
  • Dr. S. Ramkumar – Principal/UIT
  • Dr. P. Sathish Kumar – Chief Coordinator/EDII
  • Dr.M. Kannan – Professor & Head /UIT
  • Dr.P. Sindhuja – HOD/CSE

Programmes Conducted:

  • One day seminar on “Awareness programme on Entrepreneurship and Innovation” jointly organized by Entrepreneurship Development & innovation Institute (EDII) and Anna University (Regional Campus, Coimbatore) on 27-08-2022
  • One day virtual seminar on “ Innovation mindset – Pathway to IP” dated 18.04.2022
  • One day seminar on “ IRP Awareness Program” dated 16.06.2022
  • One day seminar on “Review on Union Budget 2022” on 05.02.2022
  • One day workshop on “Hardware/Software Engineering for specific Product Developments” dated 26.10.2021
  • Inauguration of “Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute cell” dated 12.10.2021.

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