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HP Intel SMB IT Challenge - Celebratin​g Innovation with our SMB Heroes

ICPI Train2Teach-Online winner of HP Intel’s “Small Business Big IT Challenge 2011-12” were awarded hardware grant to bridge the digital divide by bringing e-education LIVE at the doorstep of the teacher & the taught.

 
PRLog - Feb. 29, 2012 - CHANDIGARH, India -- As a part of the series,  HP & Intel's CBS Interactive team wrote about our e-education mission and produced a small case study video on our achievement  entitled  "Celebrating Innovation with our SMB heroes" :

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the growth engines of the Indian economy as they contribute to 45% of industrial output, 40% of exports, employ 60 million people, create 1.3 million jobs every year and produce more than 8,000 quality products for the Indian and international markets. According to the Small and Medium Development Chamber of India, SMBs contributed to 17% of the GDP in 2011, and this is expected to increase to 22% in 2012.

At HP, we believe in the potential of SMBs in Asia Pacific and strive to provide them with powerful technology to overcome business challenges. Bearing this objective in mind, we collaborated with Intel to establish Make IT Happen – See Real Results, for small and medium-sized businesses in the region. The campaign facilitates engagement and support for SMBs across the region through a dedicated interactive microsite. Make IT Happen is intended to serve as a one-stop online information center, where SMBs can have quick access to tips and tools,  success stories, multimedia resources, technology and product information as well as other resources aimed at helping owners achieve real business results.

As part of the initiative, HP and Intel hosted the “Small Business BIG IT Challenge”, which showcases how existing SMBs are taking their businesses to the next level with technology.

SMBs with one to 499 employees were invited to submit a short video/presentation describing their IT challenge. Participants had to demonstrate how HP and Intel technology can help them overcome obstacles in their SMBs.

The winning entries, selected in combination of a People's Choice score, number of ‘Likes’ on Facebook and an official judges' score won a slew of HP Products and Solutions, powered by Intel, and a consultation with an SMB expert.

We received a number of memorable submissions from across India, but our winning entry came from Mr. Sarbjit Pannu. Based in Chandigarh, India, ICPI-Train2Teach-Online is an educational institution providing career advancement solutions and opportunities to teachers and trainers through e-training, mentoring, testing and certification of e-teachers as well as e-trainers under the ‘Certified International E-Teacher’ (CIET) program.

Mr. Sarbjit Pannu believed his company had the potential to eradicate illiteracy to a great extent in the northern region of India. HP and Intel were impressed with the e-education initiatives of ICPI-Train2Teach-Online to penetrate schools and colleges at the grassroots level. HP and Intel empowered the team with high- end desktops, 3 notebooks, pocket whiteboard, projector, digital Interactive pad, OCR scanner and a host of solutions for educational purposes.

We hope that ICPI-Train2Teach-Online will now be in a better position to continue their exemplary work in the field of education, which can be emulated and replicated in the future. We salute the spirit of innovation implemented by Mr. Sarbjit Pannu and his team and wish them the very best in their future endeavors!

Check out this video: http://youtu.be/wYW7o_xt9gs




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ICPI-Train2Teach-Online is a web based institution providing e-training, e-testing & certification of e-teachers / e-trainers / online-teachers through “Certified International E-Teacher” or CIET Course.

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