Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainable Development (CEISD)
Chittagong Independent University (CIU) has decided to establish a Center for Entrepreneurship,
Sustainable Development (CEID) in the CIU Business School (CIUBS). Apart from preparing trained
executives across the usual business disciplines, there is a growing need in the corporate world and
organizations and society, to create a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in the larger
sustainable development goals (SDG2030).
In the broader context of SDG Goals 2030, socially responsible and innovative enterprises may create
engagement for young people, reduce concentration of wealth in a few hands, and play a positive role
equitable redistribution of wealth and income. The center will bring together universities, socially
entrepreneurs and innovators, leaders, professionals, and citizens in promoting entrepreneurship and
that may have impact on society and development.
Scope of activities of the Center:
This center will work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-method approach around the theme of
innovation, and inclusive development of the business and society.
The proposed scope and activities of the Center may be as follows:
Research: conduct impactful research in the multidisciplinary areas of
innovation, youth engagement, business-society relationship, corporate social responsibility
the broader context of SDG Goals.
Output may be journal, monographs, conference, etc.
Teaching and Training: develop course curriculum and materials of different
format for teaching and training related the multidisciplinary themes as mentioned above. Target
include CIU internal students, students of different universities and colleges, business owners
executives, NGO officials, and community, in general.
Output may be one day, two day,
semester long training program and courses.
Policy Prescriptions: prescribe policy related to the enabling environment for
development of entrepreneurship and innovation, about how to effectively combine business,
Output may be policy memos for dissemination to local government,
government, and its different line agencies.
Youth Engagement and outreach: To engage the youth of CIU, other universities,
community in different forms.
Output may range from dialogues, seminars, workshops to
of engaging activities related to Center objectives.
Citizen Awareness: create general awareness and increase social recognition
entrepreneurship, innovation, CSR and good corporate citizenship behavior, and also, responsible
behavior at individual and community levels.
Output may be series of awareness campaign,
dialogues and citizen activism in different forms.
Dr. Moslehuddin Chowdhury Khaled
Director, Center for
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainable Development (CEISD)
Associate Professor, Dept.
Management and Human Resource Management (HRM)