iDEX would work with these incubators closely, tracking upcoming Startups/MSMEs and Innovators, and investing in them opportunistically, from the Defence Innovation Fund.
The Defence Innovation Organisation has signed MoUs with nine incubators nominated as iDEX Partner Incubators to mentor entrepreneurs and MSMEs to create, deploy and commercialise technologies and products for the Indian military and defence PSUs.
Maker Village is the largest electronic hardware incubator and ESDM facility in the country, which is a pioneering startup initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India with Indian Institute of Information Technology, Trivandrum as the implementation agency and Kerala Startup Mission as the supporting partner. Maker Village is promoting Hardware focussed innovation though setting up labs and dedicated centres that focus on the current trend and emerging disruptive technologies to bring India to the forefront of innovation in these areas.
Contact Email id:- venkat.raghavendar[at]iiitmk[dot]ac[dot]in
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a public institute deemed to be a University for research and higher education in science and engineering, located in Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. IISc aims to be among the world’s foremost academic institutions through the pursuit of excellence in research and promotion of innovation by offering world-class education to train future leaders in science and technology and by applying science and technology breakthroughs for India’s wealth creation and social welfare.
Contact Email id:- rajw[at]iisc[dot]ac[dot]in
The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (abbreviated IIT Hyderabad or IITH) is a public engineering and research institution located in Sangareddy district, Telangana, India. IITH is known for its academic strength, research, publications and proximity to IT and industrial hubs. The very foundation of IIT Hyderabad is based on research and innovation. The vibrant research culture is evident from the number of patents and publications that IITH has.
Contact Email id:- office.itic[at]iith[dot]ac[dot]in
Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), established in 2004 at IIT Bombay, is among of the earliest incubators in academia with proven track-record of creating economic growth, strategic value and social relevance. Over 140+ startups and 380+ innovators supported by SINE have created 3600+ jobs. SINE is actively participating in many new programs in collaboration with Government, Institutions, Industry and Academia, and serves as a role model for several incubators.
Contact Email id:- rashmi[at]sineiitb[dot]org
Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at IIM Ahmedabad helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable businesses. In partnership with their mentors, corporates, development agencies, IIMA community and investors, CIIE cultivates a rare breed of entrepreneurs by incubating, accelerating, mentoring and funding innovative startups. CIIE has, over the years, played a multi-dimensional role in the entrepreneurial landscape of India through its incubators, accelerators, seed-investments, and publications. Its deep understanding of the evolving gaps, needs, and opportunities in the markets and the entrepreneurial ecosystem has enabled it to design initiatives that have attracted and supported the best entrepreneurs in various.
Contact Email id:- ericb[at]iima[dot]ac[dot]in
IITM Incubation Cell (IITMIC) coordinates and leverages the synergies in various strands of excellence driving innovation and entrepreneurship at IIT Madras, consisting of cutting edge research, industrial interactions, India’s first university-driven Research Park and a stellar record of incubation in rural, social and industrial technologies. Registered as a not-for-profit Section 8 Company, IITMIC is recognised as a Technology Business Incubator by Startup India, DIPP and NSTEDB, Dept of Science & Technology, Government of India. IITMIC supports Students, Faculty, staff & Alumni of IIT-Madras and External entrepreneurs (or R&D partners to IITM) in creating successful deep tech startups, disrupting industries & translating benefits to the society at large.
Contact Email id:- bhuvan[at]respark[dot]iitm[dot]ac[dot]in
T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, 3 of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H, ISB & NALSAR) and key private sector leaders. It stands at the intersection of the start-up, academic, corporate, research and government sectors. We are anchoring the entire Hyderabad startup ecosystem with a state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot building called CatalysT, the largest building in India to be entirely dedicated to entrepreneurship.
Contact Email id:- panneer[dot]selvam[at]t-hub[dot]co
FORGE, Coimbatore offers holistic incubation services covering innovation labs, incubation grant, product & business acceleration, and seed capital investment to transform innovative hardware products/systems into successful enterprises with potential for growth, impacts and profits. FORGE aims to create a world-class Centre of Excellence for Defence & Aerospace Innovations, bringing advanced technology labs, 360D expert-mentoring, managed product innovation and business acceleration programs.
Contact Email id:- idex[at]forgeforward[dot]in
FITT is an industrial interface organization. It was established at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) as a Registered Society on 9th July 1992. The mission of FITT is to be an effective Interface with the Industry to foster, promote and sustain commercialization of Science and Technology in the Institute for mutual benefits. For over twenty-five years now, FITT has been in a mission mode for effecting the interface between the Institute and the industry and has been devising innovative ways to create partnerships and linkages with business and community to enable knowledge transfer for common good. The team at FITT and academicians from IIT Delhi have been largely responsible for our successful outreach efforts including extensive S&T collaborations.
Contact Email id:- kunal.fitt[at]gmail[dot]com
TIDES facilitates incubation of new enterprises with innovative technologies by admitting them at its Incubation Centre and provides physical, technical, financial and networking supports and services.
1.A Vibrant Innovation & Entrepreneurship ecosystem in IIT Roorkee for transforming an idea to a prototype in IIT Roorkee
2. Access to world class laboratories and cutting edge equipment available in IIT Roorkee
3.Access to IoT Prototyping Facility, Institute Instrumentation Centre, Institute Computer Centre for hardware and software relatedsupport
4. Connect with IIT Roorkee Faculty knowledge base, and IIT Roorkee Alumni Network
5.Support from TIDES Business Incubator from transforming the developed prototype to a business venture.
Contact Email id:- manish[dot]tides[at]iitr[dot]ac[dot]in
IITG-TIC is registered as a Society under the Registration of Societies Act XXI of 1860. Its goal is to encourage entrepreneurial initiatives amongst the faculty and alumni of the IITG community in particular and other State or Central Government Technical Institutions of the North East. It is an opportunity to explore and implement the innovative ideas into a commercially viable product through technology startup companies. This centre facilitates interdisciplinary research with special emphasis on development and innovation of high-growth- knowledge-based-business and nurtures the indigenous products with innovative hardware/embedded designs. Technical support, business mentoring and soft loan facility subject to availability are the key services of this centre. Spreading across an area of approximately 4000 square meters within the Technology Complex of IIT Guwahati, IITG-TIC has the adequate infrastructure for this endeavour. Currently, funds for developing basic infrastructure and soft loan facility is given by the Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India. IITG-TIC is also one of the Business Incubators approved and recognized by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Govt. of India. The Technology Development Board, under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, has also approved grant assistance to IITG-TIC to support Start-ups units. IITG-TIC has a Seven-member Governing Body under the Chairmanship of the Director of IIT Guwahati. A Management Council directs and administers the smooth functioning of the IITG-TIC.
(1) IIT Guwahati facilities are open for all the incubates
(2) Technical mentors are domain experts from various departments
(3) Collaborations with enthusiastic students (UG, PG, Ph.D.) are possible across all depts and centres
(4) Bionest and research park facilities are available within IITG and with state govt.
Contact Email id:- doiisi[at]iitg[dot]ac[dot]in
The Start-up Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), IIT Kanpur, is one of the oldest technology incubators, with a successful track record of exiting notable startups like Curadev Pharma, Geokno, and WeatherRisk Management among others. In last two years, SIIC IITK has been a pioneer in commercializing Covid-19 centric technologies like Swasa N-95 masks, Noccarc V310 ICU Ventilator, oxygen concentrators, oxygen plants etc. The multifaceted, vibrant incubation ecosystem has 100+ startups in the current portfolio who continue to impact lives across the entire pyramid. SIIC has developed the experience base and ecosystem critical in developing early-stage, deeptech start-ups disrupting paradigms across various domains such as agriculture, healthcare, aerospace, energy, water, and education.
Contact Email id:- idex[at]iitkfirst[dot]com
Venture Center (registered service mark) is a non-profit company incorporated as Entrepreneurship Development Center hosted by CSIR-NCL, Pune and the first incubator in CSIR. Its mission is to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge-based enterprises for India. It aims to empower scientists, engineers and others to translate technology and create science-based enterprises/ deep-tech startups.
Contact Email id:- idex[at]venturecenter[dot]co[dot]in
mach33.aero is a multi-stage innovation curation and venture development platform for deep tech ventures in aerospace and defense to address commercial, environmental and social challenges through the power of innovation and entrepreneurship to make India self-sustainable in these sectors of national strategic importance.
mach33.aero is an initiative of Social Alpha. Social Alpha operates a nationwide network of technology and business incubation infrastructure, which includes product innovation labs, venture incubators, grand challenges, accelerator programmes, capital pools and market access mechanisms. Since its inception in 2016, Social Alpha has nurtured more than 150 start-ups including 60+ seed investments.
Contact Email id:- Jacob[at]mach33[dot]aero
MaDeIT Innovation Foundation is a design-driven Technology Business Incubator promoted by the Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram, an institution of national importance funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. MaDeIT intends to build on IIITDM's core capability (IT enabled Design and Manufacturing) to promote technology-based entrepreneurship and nurture startups that are developing technology intensive hardware products. MaDeIT has established an excellent incubation ecosystem and has the key building blocks (technical & financial) to support hardware product startups over a four-year period (idea to market). MaDeIT is equipped with a state-of-the-art fab lab and design studio to facilitate the startups in designing and building prototypes much faster.
Email id: ceo_madeit[at]iiitdm[dot]ac[dot]in
Marathwada Accelerator for Growth and Incubation Council (MAGIC) Aurangabad : CMIA'S MAGIC is a leading sector agnostic Startup incubator & SME Accelerator based at Aurangabad , Maharashtra & active since 2015. MAGIC is India’s first Regional Industry Association-led Business Incubator & SME accelerator promoted by members of the Chamber Of Marathwada Industries & Agricultural (CMIA). MAGIC is a Not-For-Profit section 8 company, driving entrepreneurship and innovation, with a special focus on student & grassroot innovators. We are sector agnostic and support innovators from all walks of life (8th pass to Ph.D. & 18 years to 75 years of age). To promote women entrepreneurship, MAGIC has established a Women Entrepreneurship Promotion Cell in 2019. MAGIC Incubator and Accelerator is recognized by the Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS), Ministry of MSME Govt.Of India and Govt of India Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS).
Till date, MAGIC has engaged with 8,900+ students, innovators, youths, MSMEs, Industries & Academia Faculty. MAGIC has conducted 200+ Startup & Innovation-focused events including Innovation Challenges at the National level, Expert Sessions, Faculty Development Programs, Workshops, and Student Awareness Campaigns. MAGIC has supported 1,200+ innovators through pro-bono idea validation and mentoring support. MAGIC has incubated 160 startups across 15 industry sectors. MAGIC has got 52+ ecosystem partners from across India and pan-India connections with budding entrepreneurs and startups. At present MAGIC is providing online mentoring support to 170+ startups all over India.
Email ID: contact[at]magicaurangabad[dot]com
Pilani Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Society (PIEDS) TBI BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus is a non-profit society, its initiatives are spread across incubation, acceleration, seed funding, and innovation. PIEDS has supported more than 170 startups, incubated 132 startups, and funded 62 startups. We aim to provide world-class support for DeepTech Innovations, bringing advanced tech labs, mentoring experts, product innovation, and acceleration programs. We have expert mentors in defence & aerospace, robotics, IoT, and other allied areas. PIEDS has been a part of the journey of a few of the best startups in the Indian entrepreneurship ecosystem namely Grey Orange, Nextgen PMS (now Goodera), Pepper Content, Tapchief (now called Relevel by Unacademy), and many others.
Contact Email: harish[dot]mulchadani[at]pieds-bitspilani[dot]org
KIIT-Technology Business Incubator (KIIT-TBI), a non profit incubator set up in 2009 as the Sec (8) company at KIIT University, Odisha. It is generously supported by various Government bodies i.e DST, BIRAC, Meity, MSME, TDB and DFID, UK and other industries to boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country. It has nurtured 350+ startup and all together created 5000+ technical jobs, onboarded 50+ industries and promoted more than 180 manufacturing startup in the area of Electronics, AR/VR, Biotechnology, digital health, medtech, defence and Aerospace etc. In 2020, it has been recognised as the Centre of Excellence in incubation by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India. KIIT-TBI has expanded its presence by establishing a BIRAC Regional Techno-entrepreneurship centre (BRTC), by BIRAC-DBT, Government of India to promote startups in East and North East State of India. KIIT Technology Business Incubator won the National Award for Technology Business Incubation for the year 2017 from the Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences.
Email ID: tbi[at]kiitincubator[dot]in
Security and Scientific Technical Research Association (SASTRA) is a Section 8 Company under Rashtriya Raksha University, an Institution of National Importance and the Pioneering National Security and Police University (Ministry of Home Affairs, Governmentof India). SASTRA is India’s first National Security Innovation Center which facilitates a three-way engagement between the Academia, Industry and the Government for Innovation, Incubation and Technology Acceleration in the National Security domain. Effectively, we are an aggregator of solution providers working on the problem statements for strengthening the defence and internal security. With emphasis on youth engagement, the aim is to make India march proudly towards Ātmanirbharta.
The prominence of the innovation process is to understand the requirements of the operational units of the forces and to provide tailor-made solutions in association with the industry. SASTRA has also been successfully commercializing defence innovations through transfer of technology and at the same time getting associated with various defence and security agencies of the country.
Email id: sastra[at]rru[dot]ac[dot]in
AIC-RNTU Foundation, supported by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog is one of Central India’s leading Incubator which has been working to support the Start-ups across all the functions viz. funding, business and technical mentoring, handholding, industry connects, workshops, investor connects, events, competitions, new age labs & dedicated office space etc. With strategic corporate tie-ups from technology partners like Solidworks, PTC-Creo, MATLAB, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM, etc. the incubator provides the best of the resources to the incubated startups. The incubator also has facilities like Fab Lab (MIT USA Approved), Fabrication Workshop, Renewable Energy Lab, Advanced Material Lab etc to help startups turn their ideas into feasible prototypes. AIC-RNTU also facilitates funding support to startups through the support from Startup India Seed Fund Scheme from DPIIT, NIDHI Seed Support Scheme from DST, and DIO – Govt. of India, along with various CSR initiatives from Private Organizations and wide network of investors.
Email id: aic[at]rntu[dot]ac[dot]in
The PSG-Science & Technology Entrepreneurial Park (PSG-STEP) was established in 1998 with support from Department of Science & Technology, Government of India to promote technology based enterprise in the areas of Software, Electronic Products, Hi-Tech Mechanical Products, Eco friendly Textile Products, Bio-Technology and Nano Technology using the core strengths of PSG College of Technology. PSG-STEP has an exclusive club of incubators with exclusive incubation facilities and funding mechanisms for startups in multiple technology domains with the support of NSTEDB, DST, BIRAC, MeitY Startup Hub and DIO, Government of India.
Email id: step[at]psgtech[dot]edu
Krishna Path Incubation Society-TBI (TBI-KIET) jointly established by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India & KIET Group of Institutions (Host Institute) in 2007 under society registration act 1860. Till date 150+ nos. startups supported by TBI-KIET. Supported by DST, Govt. of India, MEITY, Govt. of India, Startup In U.P., Govt. U.P. We are running many schemes i.e. NIDHI-PRAYAS, NIDHI-EIR, TIDE 2.0, Seed Support Scheme & Marketing Scheme & HDFC Bank Parivartan Smartup Grants to support the startups.
Email id: saurav[dot]kumar[at]kiet[dot]edu , bhudev[dot]tbi[at]kiet[dot]edu
Nestled in the sprawling and pristine surroundings at the 500+ acres campus of IIT Patna, Incubation Centre IIT Patna (known as IC and IC IITP) is the ideal destination for startups taking early entrepreneurial steps in Electronic System Design and Manufacturing, with focus on Defence and security applications, Medical Electronics, and Information and Communication Technology domains.
Our carefully designed incubation and pre-incubation programs support startups – through state of the art technical facilities required for work in ESDM sector, corporate quality office and communication facilities, mentoring support from industry / investors / IIT Patna faculty /other experts and seed fund support – to translate a technology/business innovation to a commercially viable product offering and to launch it in the market.
Email id: idex_ic[at]iitp[dot]ac[dot]in
Crescent Innovation & Incubation Council (CIIC) has been established as a Section-8 not for profit company and registered under Indian Companies Act 2013 and being supported by 7 Union Ministries and Government of Tamil Nadu.
CIIC acts as a “One Stop Shop – Startup Incubator” for startups that facilitate entrepreneurial & innovative ecosystems to all the stakeholders including the Students, faculty members, industries, investors and society at large.
CIIC is presently focusing on the disruptive technologies in the domains of Life Sciences & Defence Technology.
Email id: ceo[at]ciic[dot]ventures
Technology Business Incubator (TBI-NITC) at NIT Calicut was established in 2003-04 with the support of National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India to develop technology based entrepreneurs. TBI NITC is a sector agnostic incubator and supports ventures from IT, Electronics, Electrical, mechanical and agriculture sectors. The startups in TBI NITC has received support from DST, Ministry of MSME, MeitY, BIRAC and MoE/AICTE.
Email id: tbi[at]nitc[dot]ac[dot]in
Amity Technology Incubator (ATI) has been at the forefront of technology and innovation by generating and supporting Entrepreneurs from all across the Industry. ATI takes pride in introducing the incubator as the most comprehensive ecosystem across the Entrepreneurial world with a 360-degree support by way of Infrastructure, Mentoring, Human Resource Support, IPR protection, Funding Support, Technology and product development support. The incubator started its operations in the year 2007 under the aegis of our Honorable Chancellor Dr. Aseem Chauhan to support innovative ideas and is supported by Department of Science Technology, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aaayog, Ministry of Electronics Information Technology and MSME. So far the incubator had supported more than 650 ventures and had invested in 75 plus startups through its investment vehicle, Amity Capital Ventures.
Email id: vvsingh[at]aii[dot]amity[dot]edu
IIITB Innovation Centre (IIITB-IC) was established in 2009 by the Host Institution, IIIT Bangalore. Since inception, IIITB-IC has incubated nearly a 100 startups. The incubator takes pride in handholding innovators in their challenging phases of building thriving enterprises in the earliest and hardest part of the journey — the pre-incubation and incubation stages. Our vision is to contribute to India’s economic development and social wellbeing by improving the survival and growth of new tech ventures. The Incubator is supported by Ministry of Electronics and IT under the TIDE 2.0 Scheme, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (DPIIT) under the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) and is a Partner Incubator with the Defence Innovation Organization (DIO) under the iDEX Project.
Email id: ceoinnovationcenter[at]iiitb[dot]ac[dot]in
The Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship(CIE) was set up in 2008. CIE-IIITH was supported by DST (TBI) and MeitY (TIDE) in the initial years. Since 2015, the 40,000 sq. ft incubator, which can host 120+ startups, has been financially self-supporting. Under the CIE umbrella, there are 3 active incubators: Deeptech, MedTech, and Social Tech. In Nov 2021, CIE-IIITH was awarded INR 5 Crores by DPIIT under Startup India Seed Fund Scheme to provide financial assistance to early-stage technology startups and also, got selected for DST’s NIDHI Accelerator program with a focus on supporting startups in Mediatech Domain; the accelerator program is called AI in Mediatech; upto INR 40 lacs per cohort support will be provided by GoI. This is jointly run by Aarka Media (The production house of Bahubali movies).
Email id: Incubation[at]iiit[dot]ac[dot]in