As part of the research activities of SBERTC, the AGCETI was established to provide a dynamic venue where academics and real-world practitioners, through spirited dialogue, could link theory and practice. A Doctoral Consortium is held in conjunction with the Conference and is meant to be a means to unite future entrepreneurship educators and scholars with established leaders and researchers in the field.
Annual Global Conference on Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation (AGCETI) is jointly organized by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York, USA and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), India. The first conference of the series was held at IIT Kanpur on Jan 16 – Jan 18, 2010.
AGCETI, the way it was intended to be was a gathering of Entrepreneurship and Innovation academics and research-oriented practitioners across the globe, with main focus on the South Asian context. AGCETI is convened annually to present papers and to examine the constantly changing field of entrepreneurship and innovation systems theory and practice.
The conference comprises of paper sessions and plenary sessions providing an effective channel of communication between decision–makers, researchers and practitioners. The objective of AGCETI is to bridge the gap between theory and practice in innovation led entrepreneurship and to highlight the strategic implications of recent research and experience. We at IIT Kanpur, RPI, USA and NEN, India anticipate benefit to the entire community expanding it to the local, regional, national and international level.
In more ways than one AGCETI allows nascent entrepreneurs and innovators to discover an array of information, advice, support and ideas to help them develop their activities. AGCETI helps them adapt to innovation practices in a structured and professionalized way, thus enhancing their performance and strengthening their competitive position in the market. Nevertheless, AGCETI’s ultimate aim is that more and more upcoming companies bring entrepreneurship and innovation to the heart of their corporate strategies.
We foresee AGCETI as one of the very interesting Global Conferences. The interactions here have the power to spark new ideas, initiatives and partnerships rousing provocative and forward thinking to conceive an idea, architect it, build it, market it and sell it.