Over 20 engineering colleges in Madurai-Trichy area will be introduced to entrepreneurship education and innovative ways with a vision to produce quality products in India due to this collaborative project between SAP India and Native Lead Foundation.

To educate students on the various facets of entrepreneurship, with a vision to create quality “Made in India” products and innovations that can compete in global markets, SAP India will work with 20  engineering colleges in the Madurai-Trichy area.

The new MoU signed between as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)agenda of SAP India, and the Native Lead Foundation(NLF), have come together to  promote innovation and in-still a spirit of entrepreneurship in students graduating from engineering colleges. NLF is  a non-profit organization in South Tamil Nadu which works with educational institutions, students, and aspiring entrepreneurs to create awareness, motivate, train, and prepare them to become innovators and business leaders.

The NLF foundation will engage with organizations and sensitize 100,000 youth from 100 educational institutions on entrepreneurship, with the end goal of creating 50 brands as a part of its three-year plan.

Speaking on the occasion, R. Sivarajah, CEO and Founder, Native Lead Foundation said, “The growing number of youth in India brings with it the challenge of gainful employment. Native Lead Foundation, in collaboration with organizations such as SAP aims to propagate entrepreneurial initiatives in colleges, and believes that the challenge of employability will be solved if the mindset of graduates changes from job seekers to job creators.”

SAP India is helping students break into the technology industry – the unparalleled growth sector in India – through SAP HANA, SAP’s breakthrough in-memory platform. Employees of SAP Labs India, are working with students in the NLF’s network of colleges in three phases: Learning and Education, Ideation, and Building an Enterprise.

“A key aspect of SAP’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda is the focus on entrepreneurship by mentoring students, emerging and growth stage start-ups. Our programmes are designed to strengthen and provide thought leadership to the entrepreneurial value chain. This will help SAP achieve its mission of creating more economic opportunities in India. Through our partnership with Native Lead Foundation, we will encourage and motivate students in Tamil Nadu to embrace innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship for a better future for themselves and the country,” said Mathew Thomas, Vice President – Strategic Industries, SAP India.


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