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CUET IT Business Incubator:
The country's first university based Incubator is going to be established at the campus of Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET) Chittagong. The Business incubator will help to bridge the gap between industries and academia for fostering the meaningful research and innovation. A project has been taken to boost up the initiatives.
Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET) is the only institution of technical education of the south-east region of Bangladesh. It is situated on 163 acres of land blessed with natural settings and only 25 km away from the city of Chittagong. With existing urban facilities comprised of expert faculty of the Departments of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE), Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ETE) and Institute of Information & Communication Technology (IICT) as well as the students having brilliant academic track records, CUET is an ideal place to set up ICT incubator In addition, the CUET authority has shown its keen interest to set up ICT incubator in the university campus. The recent visit of officials from the MoICT and BHTPA identified a suitable section of land of about 25 acres in the CUET campus which is alongside the Chittagong-Kaptai road secured by a boundary wall at road side. In order to establish ICT incubator at CUET the amended (PPNB) has been approved by the economic department on 8th November 2012.As per the directions of economic department the amended PPNB has been sent to the finance ministry through ICT ministry for promulgating government order.
Ø To turn the newly graduated students from the ICT related disciplines market ready of global competence;
Ø To provide favorable environment of ready infrastructure to foster potential entrepreneurship in the ICT sectors;
Ø To mitigate the crisis of skilled manpower in the ICT field;
Ø To foster linkages between industry and university for effective technological research and invention; andØ To promote knowledge based software industry to realize digitally enabled Bangladesh.