Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering - Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park (SJCE-STEP), is one among the premier institutions in India, which was established during 1988, in the campus of JSS S&T University(formerly known as SJCE), a leading Engineering College, with the support of Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, Industrial Development Bank of India, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, and Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka.
It is one of the first 3 STEPs which have been accredited as the BEST STEP among the 14 STEPs established throughout the country. Over a period of its existence, it has evolved in bringing up several methodologies to develop new entrepreneurs and support the existing entrepreneurs.
Focusing on Information and Technology domains to support and develop cutting edge product or service in STEP incubator. Over 3 decade of its existence, STEP has evolved methodologies to identify & groom Entrepreneurs and has also promoted more than 150 entrepreneurs over the years. SJCE-STEP has Catalysing and PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP across the Information technology and communication domains.
Entrepreneur & Entrepreneurship have become popular and respectable words today. Entrepreneurship is an activity that aims at starting, establishing and increasing the size of an enterprise that produces and markets goods or services. Incubation helps enterprises to grow fast.
Based on its rich experiences, UNESCO has identified, STEP as a Nodal Centre for organizing seminar on "Entrepreneurial Engineering Design and Product Development Facilities in Technical Institutions", an event, wherein 11 of the South East Asian countries participated. The Director of SJCE-STEP was identified to be the Advisor for establishing similar initiative measures for Universitie Technogie Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia.
Its main focus is on development of technocrat entrepreneurs by providing managerial and technological inputs. It has been recognized by industries as, an institution which provides human resource development support to their professionals through Continuing Education and Training programs.
SJCE-STEP has been identified as a base for Indian STEP Association, which is promoting networking amongst all STEP's in India and Science Parks across the globe, notably in the UK, the USA, Malaysia and Austria. It is now, spearheading the vision of making STEP into movement that would spread among SAARC nations, for an effort that would lead to a multitude of technology based enterprises with higher value with the additional capabilities.