As a part of the Smart Cities Mission, SMC (Surat Municipal Corporation) and SSCDL (Surat Smart City Development Limited) aim to setup an institution to catalyze innovation and startup ecosystem to promote growth, entrepreneurship, investment and employment opportunities in the city of Surat and make Surat a global Smart City.
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SURAT iDEAS & iNNOVATIONS LAB
SURATi iLAB endeavors to provide a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs of Surat and neighboring region to convert their ideas and dreams into reality. It aspires for a industrial 4.0 bend to capitalize on the new types of jobs generated in the economy whilst maintaining Surat’s dominance in Textile and Diamond industries.
It intends to achieve this in the following ways:
- Create a world class platform for emerging startups and businesses.
- Create a culture of innovation and research in the existing economy dominating industries of Surat.
- Connect entrepreneurs to peers, mentors and potential long-term advisors to the company.
- Build partnerships and business relationships to launch or scale their products in their target markets.
- Connect with venture funds and angel investors to raise funds.
- Impart necessary training to early-stage startups, entrepreneurs and their teams to help them become successful.
It intends to pair the scattered ecosystem under one city umbrella and promote Brand Surat and identify, nurture and grow the unicorns of tomorrow.