Essex and India aid entrepreneurship

Essex University’s School of Entrepreneurship and Business (SEB) is to collaborate with Zensar Technologies to facilitate emerging global entrepreneurs. Professor Jay Mitra of Essex University’s SEB negotiated the venture with Zensar’s Centre for Business Innovation in India, as part of a trade mission with Essex County Council.

The agreement provides joint research and teaching on technology based entrepreneurship and potential collaboration on an exciting global business transformation and technology management programme.

The venture covers three areas including sponsored research, co-teaching of a postgraduate programme for business transformation, and joint development of entrepreneurial talent in the UK. It also includes a £250,000 technological investment and doctoral studentship.

Postgraduate students are expected to spend nine months at the Zensar Campus, in the Indian city of Pune, and three months at SEB.

Zensar’s managing director Dr Natarajan said: ‘This will enable an ecosystem for innovation and technology entrepreneurship to be created in both countries, helping the larger mission of capacity and competency building for the industry.’