The WEAIM community center will help women turn their industrial/manufacturing enterprises into profitable, market-ready business. The women in manufacturing will gain a powerful connection to a broad network of resources and an ally who can help them navigate the path to commercialization. Upon evaluation of model & selection through WEAIM mentor panel, women may be invited to enter full-time incubation at WEAIM
The procedure may include
Establishing partnerships or profit sharing modules depending on potential of the manufactured products,
scope and stage of the manufacturing unit/company
WEAIM incubator will serve as an educational resource and critical path to women manufactured products commercialization for the region’s women manufacturers and women industrial organizations
Manufacturing products are evaluated on a case-by-case basis but possible options include:
Selective Products of women manufacturing also start-ups enrolled in WEAIM for customer/market validation
Experts from 10 plus industrial fields will nurture Women become manufacturers or will offer mentorship to existing women manufacturers to scale up to the next level
We focus on incubation of Women manufacturing in following segments in Telangana in alignment to the state industrial policy
Life Sciences - including bulk drug formation, vaccines , Neutraceuticals, Biologicals,Incubation centres,R&D facilities& Medical equipment ;IT Hardware - including Bio medical devices, electronics, cellular communications and FAB; Precision Engineering including Aviation , Aerospace & Defends ; Food processing and nutrition products including dairy, poultry,meat & fisheries; Automobiles, transport vehicles, auto components,tractors& farm equipment ; Textiles and apparel,leather valued added products , artificial material infused and coated textiles , paper and paper products ;Plastic and polymers, chemicals and pay To chemicals, glass and ceramics ; FMCG & domestic appliances ; Engineering & Capital goods including castings, foundry & Ferro alloys and other metallurgy industries ; Gems and jewellery; Waste management and Green technologies ; Renewable Energy & Solar parks; Mineral based and wood based industries ; Transportation/Logistic Hub/Inland port/ Container depot
WEAIM HER MARKET is the wing of WEAIM association which works on providing marketing support to women manufactured products through several modalities
Events /Exbhitions , corporate markets reach, digital promotions,e market spaces,promotion through app,cobranding ,export orders, bulk orders etc
In 2018 ,on the eve of International MSME day Womenergy Association released its first edition " WEAIM HER MARKET " a special catalog edition supporting showcasing of 50 MSME women enterprises/msme's
We released second Her Market online catalogue during covid pandemic on November 12, 2020.
“To Help Women Set up and Scale up Businesses in Manufacturing”
Backdrop/Need : Our country’s manufacturing share is still only 16 % of the total GDP and women are almost 50% by population, in this context there is a need to have gender specific ,inclusive approach to nurture women to become manufactures right from home entrepreneur level till the industrial community level to add on organically to the increase of GDP Share.
In context of above WE AIM (Womenergy Association of Incubators in Manufacturing) offers a solution i.e. START IT SCALE IT CELL as a project on pilot basis before the establishment of permanent institution. The pilot module shall be operational in Hyderabad city initially to support both aspiring women entrepreneurs and existing women entrepreneurs from states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Project Name: START IT-SCALE IT CELL
Project Duration: 1 year (pilot 2019 to 2020)
Project Goal: Incubating 100 manufacturing start-ups by women Supporting 25 Scale ups for existing women manufacturing units
WE AIM through START IT - SCALE IT CELL works to support entrepreneurial ideas at nascent stage, by women, to help them start up and achieve sustainability. We also facilitate acceleration of the existing manufacturing enterprises, enabling them with strategy -mentoring -funding (attracting investors to scale up). Much before we speak of ease of doing business for women entrepreneurs, currently in our state and country, majority women are seeking support even for how to start a manufacturing business, In such a scenario gender specific start up cell shall work on the root challenges of the aspiring women entrepreneurs WEAIM will extend support in several modalities - innovation stage, process mentorship, selection of machinery, market feasibility research, business model, revenue model, govt .sector schemes linkage e.tc.