Hyderabad: In order to make youngsters employable, Innovivi opened its Centre of Excellence in Hyderabad on Monday. The CoE will not only provide an incubation space for startups, but will also provide certification programmes and workshops. Founded by Sree Divya and Hilary Weber, the centre endeavours to up-skill youth and provide them an opportunity for sustainable career transformation by filling the gaps in the education system.
The 6,000 square feet space can house 80 people as part of its co-working unit and also offers certification programmes in Blockchain and Cloud Foundry to start off with. Apart from this, it is also offering masterclass in innovation and entrepreneurship and one-month internship opportunity at Skydeck, UC Berkley’s accelerator. It will be conducting the first ever 4-month blockchain course in India with faculty from University of California, Berkley in collaboration with Indian experts. For the Cloud programme, it has partnered with Cloud Foundry Foundation to provide certified Cloud Foundry Developer course in India.
“The certificate programme, which is open for students with Computer Science background, will provide job opportunities. We also have an immersion space wherein startups can get access to not only seating space but also mentorship, networking and workshops that will be conducted in the centre. We have collaborated with 20 partners to offer various programmes to individuals and startups,” said Sree Divya, co-founder, Innovivi Centre of Excellence.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the CoE, Navin Mittal, Commissioner, Collegiate and Technical Education Department, Government of Telangana elaborated on the various initiatives taken by the government to promote entrepreneurship among young students. “We are looking setting up more incubation centre in our Universities and already have one in Osmania University and Kakatiya University. We are committed to helping students to get access to startups and the ecosystem,” he said.
Among others, US Consulate General of Hyderabad Katherine Hadda, Telangana Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation chairman K Viplav Kumar and Commissioner of Hyderabad, Anjani Kumar, IPS were present at the inaugural. Hadda said that both US and India are interested in promoting entrepreneurship and are looking at conducting workshops in social entrepreneurship in nine smaller cities in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.