SENET was initiated in 1997 to build up information data bank to help entrepreneurs in SSI Sector. The access to technology related information was difficult for SMEs. 58 field offices of SIDO (Small Industry Development Organisation) had data on process and technologies including the source relating to setting up of small enterprises, but the data retrieval and updation was a bottleneck, mainly due to lack of man-power and electronic data processing infrastructure. Prospective entrepreneurs had to physically move to the field offices and interact with the available officers to get the information desired.
Under SENET a database containing all these data available was setup in electronic form and web interface developed as a front-end, for easy dissemination amongst information seekers. As a part of the project we undertook many knowledge initiatives for creation and dissemination of value added information –