Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is back with its flagship event -- The Global Entrepreneurship Summit -- 2011. The summit, one of the biggest entrepreneurial events of its kind in the country, is scheduled to be held at IIT Kharagpur from January 14 to 16.

This year's summit revolves around the grassroots theme of ‘Empowering the Next Billion-Entrepreneurship and Innovation' which is all about taking entrepreneurship to the masses.

More than 500 students from various colleges in the country along with 2,000 students from IIT Kharagpur and eminent personalities from across the entrepreneurial spectrum will take part in the event to discuss and find solutions to the problems plaguing India. Students of many technical institutes of Orissa will also participate in the summit.

The event will showcase the prowess of rural innovations to India and the world through the workshop on Rural Innovation in which innovators from the length and breadth of rural India have been invited. There will also be panel discussions on Rural Innovation- Opportunities and the Road Ahead.