iipmb | Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM), Bangalore is a pioneering initiative of IIPM to promote entrepreneurship in the Indian Coffee sector. The Coffee Board has supported the establishment of CIE-IIPM to promote Coffee entrepreneurship through a set of focused activities by the centre. The Centre’s activities have led to establishment of new businesses in the Indian Coffee Sector and contributed to wealth creation and employment generation. The Centre also partners with existing Coffee-related businesses in their diversification and expansion-related activities.

Objectives: CIE’s activities are guided by the following objectives

To design and conduct capacity building and training programmes to promote and develop coffee entrepreneurship among various stakeholder groups

To mentor and handhold existing and potential entrepreneurs and IIPM students, to establish coffee and related businesses

To maintain, operate and share infrastructure that would provide technical training through Coffee Technology Lab (CTL) to potential and existing coffee entrepreneurs

To establish and maintain a resource centre to enable knowledge creation and sharing in the area of coffee entrepreneurship

To integrate coffee entrepreneurship in the academic programmes of IIPM and, promote coffee entrepreneurship among students of IIPM