CED is currently working on a project undertaken by the Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh titled â€œHigher Education Quality Enhancement Projectâ€ (HEQEP) under the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) and funded by the World Bank. The fund for the sub-project is 70.96 Lac BDT and the duration is from January 2015 to June 2016 (extended up to December 2016). The fund of the project would be utilized for: a) Entrepreneur Incubation and b) Entrepreneurial Education Programs. The project has allowed CED to expand its operations significantly and branch out to areas like social entrepreneurship and the paradigm of micro-entrepreneurs.
With support from this sub-project, CED has already established an academia/university-based Business Incubation Centre (BIC) starting with BRAC Universityâ€™s graduate students for providing them with essential business incubation support as well as inspiring them to become successful entrepreneurs. Through this edifying capacity building program of international standard, CED hopes to provide professional business incubation services towards fresh graduate students, new business ventures and startups, and to operate successfully the BIC along with promoting nationwide entrepreneurship development.
For details, please visit: bic.bracu.ac.bd