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How India's First Technology Incubator TREC-STEP Support Startups?

The organization collaborates not only with various Indian government departments but also with international bodies such as the World Bank, European Union, and the United Nations. Know more about it in this exclusive interview.

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Shreshtha Verma
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TREC STEP

TREC-STEP, a pioneering organization established in 1986, stands at the forefront of promoting Science and Technology, fostering innovations, and supporting knowledge-based ventures. Initiated by the collaboration of Central and State Governments of India, along with key financial institutions, TREC-STEP has played a pivotal role in nurturing the 'Spirit of Enterprise' among the youth. The organization aims to guide aspiring entrepreneurs, helping them realize growth targets through innovative technology ventures in the globalized marketplace.

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Exclusive Interview with Mr. Jawahar, Executive Director of TREC-STEP

RMP Jawahar, the Executive Director of TREC-STEP, shared insights into the organization's journey. Being the first technology business incubator in the country, TREC-STEP has received numerous accolades, including the Best Technology Business Incubator award in India. 

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The organization collaborates not only with various Indian government departments but also with international bodies such as the World Bank, European Union, and the United Nations.

Mr. Jawahar, a former president of ISBA (Indian STEPs and Business Incubators Association), highlighted the significance of events like ISBA conferences. These gatherings provide a platform for incubators across India to share knowledge, learn from each other, and collectively contribute to the growth of the startup ecosystem in the country.

Bridging Technological and Innovation Gaps

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Addressing the need for global competitiveness, Mr. Jawahar emphasized that incubators should not be confined to the national scenario alone. TREC-STEP focuses on internationalization, helping startups align with global standards and trends. Additionally, the organization plays a crucial role in bridging technological gaps by providing interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise in areas like nanotechnology, space technology, and biotechnology.

Acknowledging the awards received by TREC-STEP, Mr. Jawahar humbly mentioned that the organization is as good as other incubators but stands out due to its perseverance. TREC-STEP doesn't shy away from failures, considering them as learning opportunities. The organization encourages dreaming big and not being afraid of failures, essential qualities for success in the challenging startup landscape.

For startups seeking to avail incubation facilities, Mr. Jawahar advised relentless pursuit. Identifying the merits and strengths of TREC-STEP, startups should reach out through the internet, where the organization is easily accessible.

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TREC-STEP's commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship reflects in its journey, accolades, and the insights shared by Mr. Jawahar. As the organization continues to guide startups, it stands as a beacon for those aspiring to make their mark in the dynamic world of technology and business.

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