O/102, Nandanvan 5, Near Prernatirth Derasar, Jodhpur Tekra, Ahmedabad 380015, Gujarat, India.
Rajendra Joshi, Managing Director
Aashray - Promotion of Social Enterprises Foundation (Aashray Incubator) is a platform for supporting technological and social ventures. Its objectives are aligned with, and strengthen Government of India's policies/ imperatives and initiatives such as "Make in India" and "Start-up India, Stand up India", which are focused on nurturing start-ups and entrepreneurs. It is an exceptional techno-social business incubator because of its focus on social impacts of technological and social innovations, especially in the lives of people at the median and bottom levels of the economic Pyramid.
Aashray - Promotion of Social Enterprises Foundation (Aashray Incubator) is a platform for supporting technological and social ventures. Its objectives are aligned with, and strengthen Government of India's policies/ imperatives and initiatives such as "Make in India" and "Start-up India, Stand up India", which are focused on nurturing start-ups and entrepreneurs. It is an exceptional techno-social business incubator because of its focus on social impacts of technological and social innovations, especially in the lives of people at the median and bottom levels of the economic Pyramid. Incube Ventures and Saath Livelihoods have promoted Aashray Incubator together with knowledge partners - Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) and Ashoka India for promotion of innovations, setting up of social enterprises, and scaling up of innovative ventures and technologies. Aashray Incubator has adopted the following approach for supporting technological and social entrepreneurs from varied sectors:
Aashray Incubator has been recognized as a Techno Business Incubator (TBI) by the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. DST has also authorized Aashray Incubator to accept CSR grants. Aashray Incubator, was incorporated as a Section 8 Not-for-Profit Company on 30 July 2014, and possesses registrations under Section 80G and Section 12AA of the Income-tax Act 1961 - thereby making donations to the Aashray Endowment Fund tax deductible. The Aashray Endowment Fund provides individuals and organizations opportunities to participate in the process of incubation of social enterprises - a national priority.
Anand Agricultural University, Location: AAU Business Planning and Development Unit, Anand – 388110.
Dr. R. V. Vyas, Member Secretary
Near Kothariya village, Surendranagar - Ahmedabad State Highway, Wadhwan City - 363030.
Dr. Vedvyas Dwivedi, Incubation Manager
C. U. Shah University, established on 22nd April, 2013, managed-sponsored by Wardhman Bharti Trust (Established in 1968) is one of the best educational organizations in Saurashtra region of Gujarat State. This State Private University, wide-spread in across 60 acre land, recognized and approved by all regulatory and statutory bodies such as UGC-AICTE-PCI-NCTE-BCI-MHRD-INC-DET-GNC, and Government of Gujarat, runs 76 courses in various disciplines of Engineering, Arts, Commerce, Science, Education, Management, Nursing, Pharmacy, Computer and Social Works from diploma-UG-PG-Ph.D.. Many courses and colleges are NAAC, IE(I), TCS, CSI, ASQ accredited, recognized and certified. The University aims for a clear understanding of small scale industry to medium scale industry to upper medium and large scale entrepreneurship for growth and development of the students and staff. The University is a Government recognized center for electrical energy audit catering to the needs of our Green-Earth. The service to the society is the prime motive and motto of the University on all grounds of humanity as a whole through imparting quality education, hands on practices and research environment to the stake holders.
C. U. Shah University Incubation Center (CUIC) aims to assist and enable young entrepreneurs to initiate technology startup companies for commercial exploitation of technologies developed by them. C. U. Shah University Incubation Center provides a gamut of services to new enterprises and facilitates linkages congenial for their survival and growth. The centers network with Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists who provide mentoring and financial support to the startups and enable tenant companies to mature over the beginning years and ultimately graduate to a commercial place to transact actual business. C. U. Shah University Incubation Center is providing financial support through government and policy support for strengthening technology incubation activities on the premise that this would in the long run result in indigenous development of products and packages.
CUIC welcomes all kinds of aspirants to contribute for societal interest. However, students and staff of C. U. Shah University, both past and present will be given a preference in terms of priority of admission into the incubator. The incubator is also open to faculty from both within and outside C. U. Shah University. Applicants must fulfill CUIC criteria for making an admission in the Incubation Centre, for incubation programmes. The incubation programmes are planned and executed by all constituent colleges from time to time depending on the needs.
IIM (New Campus), Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380015.
Mr. Jigar Jivani, Executive Programs
The decade following independence in 1947 was witness to a surge of innovative ideas to build a fledgling independent nation into a model democratic state committed to growth with equity in the development of its people. The establishment of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) was the outcome of one such innovative initiative.
Led by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Shri. KasturbhaiLalbhai and proactively supported by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Dr. Jivraj Mehta, a group of enlightened individuals set up IIMA. This group ably wove together a coalition of five actors - the governments at the centre and the state, the local industrialists, the Ford Foundation and the Harvard Business School, in a true spirit of public private partnership to establish the Institute.
IIMA has consistently been ranked as the number one management school in the country year after year in the last several years. In its latest ranking, The Economist has ranked IIMA at 56 among the top 100 international B-schools in the world that offer full time MBA. The Financial Times (FT) has ranked the two-year post graduate programme in management (PGP) of IIMA in the top ten programmes in the category of Masters Programmes in Management that do not require work experience as pre-requisite for admission. FT reported that this was the first time that any Indian B-school was not only included in the survey but also achieved such high ranking. The Financial Times has also ranked the one-year post graduate programme in management for executives (PGPX) among the top MBA programmes globally. The two post graduate programme in management with specialization in agri-sector (PGP-ABM) is ranked at number one among comparable programmes globally by Eduniversal.
IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), operating through CIIE Initiatives, a Section-25 Company registered under the Companies Act, 1956, and having its registered office at the CIIE Building, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), New Campus, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad – 380015, Gujarat, helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable businesses. In partnership with mentors, corporate, development agencies, IIMA community and investors, foundations & CSRs, multilateral agencies, Government and academia, CIIE cultivates a rare breed of entrepreneurs by incubating, accelerating, mentoring and funding innovative start-ups. CIIE believes that entrepreneurship has an unmatched ability to bring about disruptive change in India and engages with ventures across technology and impact areas like energy, environment, agriculture, healthcare and affordable technology. CIIE believes it should operate in sectors and geographies where there are market failures and private support is not easy to find. CIIE is the pioneer of accelerators in India and today its engagement with most entrepreneurs usually starts with an accelerator program – providing entrepreneurs with access to networks, mentoring and funding. It has seed-funded over a 100 ideas through equity, debt and prototyping grants and run a dedicated venture fund for sustainability-focussed startups.
In 2007, CIIE’s infrastructure came up at IIM Ahmedabad’s new campus with the goal to be a national centre of excellence in promoting entrepreneurship and bridging gaps in the ecosystem. Over the years, CIIE has undertaken multiple initiatives to catalyze entrepreneurship in India and has spread its wings across the country. Operating as a not-for-profit company, CIIE is governed by a board comprising Government, industry and IIM Ahmedabad representatives.
CIIE believes in creating conducive ecosystem is critical to promoting entrepreneurship in India. It is privileged to have partners like Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, International Financial Corporation, SIDBI, Asian Development Bank, GIZ, BP, Godrej Industries, Mahindra, Intel among others to support it in solving India’s core problems through entrepreneurship. With a team of over 40 people across Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bengaluru and Pune and over 200 mentors countrywide, CIIE is able to work closely with our entrepreneurs. The team comprises of sectoral experts across areas like information technology, cleantech, agri and healthcare as well as functional experts in areas like design, HR, marketing and accounting.
SAL institute of Technology and Engineering Research, opp science city, sola bhadaj road, Ahmedabad - 380060.
Umang Modi, Incubation Manager
SAL Group of Institutions was incepted as a major organ of Adarsh Foundation in 2009, under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. Adarsh Foundation is promoted by Shah Alloys Limited a major steel manufacturing company company in India , a leading firm in India.
To create facilities and undertake research and studies in the field of engineering and other related education fields.
To provide research facilities for carrying out basic & applied research.
To promote, develop, improve and exchange the knowledge in the field of professional courses & in education by holding exhibitions, seminars, conferences, courses, lecturers, demonstrations and general awareness programs and make efforts for technical cooperation between similar research institutions.
Serving the society to enhance the quality of life by perfect education and healthcare service.
To setup a strong infrastructure, to promote high standard education in the Hi-tech fields of Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy, Management and other education fields to meet the needs of trained manpower in Gujarat state and beyond.
Cognian is an Incubation and research centre of SAL Technical Campus, which is a result of the innovative vision of the trustee Sri Rajendra Shah sir & continuous creative efforts of director Dr. Rupesh Vasani. The ideas of the students are transformed into reality. The thoughts are valued more over things in COGNIAN. Every student is entertained like an aspiring future entrepreneur.
We have more than 3000 sq. feet of space, with all the required facilities, fast internet connectivity, collaboration with the industry experts, startups as well as FAILED entrepreneurs that can guide the students here on WHAT NOT TO DO.
Age is no barrier but the depth of the idea and thinking of the person is more valued.So it is an ultimate place for the individual with an idea, passion to work for it and get his/her startup to the launch pad. COGNIAN is there at each and every step and always tries to convert those small little steps into a bigger stage as it goes on.
College Road, Nadiad 387 001, Gujarat, India.
Tushar Patel, -
Established in the year 1968 originally as an affiliated college namely Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology (DDIT), it was granted autonomy first in Gujarat in 1991 and then in the year 2000, it earned a status of Deemed University by Government of India, in recognition of its standards in academia. In April 2005, the Government of Gujarat declared the institution as a State University and approved by UGC under section 2(f) and 12(b). In November 2013, the organization in UK, the 'Oxford Summit of Leaders', chose Dharmsinh Desai University as the ‘Best Regional University’. This is the first time the Oxford Group has given this award to a university outside Europe. On the 21st of May 2015 DDU was felicitated for being in the ‘Asia’s 100 Best and Fastest way Educational Institutes 2014-15’ by the WCRC Leaders Asian Education Excellence Summit & Awards.
The Faculty of Pharmacy was started from the academic year of July 2006 and is approved by AICTE and Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi. It offers UG, PG and Ph. D. programmes in Pharmacy and is also actively engaged in pharmaceutical research activities.
The Nodal Institution at Dharmsinh Desai University is established at Faculty of Pharmacy with prime objective to serve the Startups and Innovations in Pharmaceutical, Herbal, Nutraceutical, Biotechnological, and Nanotechnology sectors. We are building our capacity to mentor projects on Computer, IT, Mechanical and Electrical sectors.
Nr. Indroda circle, Gandhinagar.
Prof. Manish Gupta, Incubation Manager
It is a University under the State Act of Gujarat. The DA-IICT was established in Gandhinagar in 2001. It is the only advanced institute named after the Late Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance Group. An act of the Gujarat Legislature provided for the establishment of the DA-IICT and conferred on it the status of a university. (Gujarat Government Gazette Volume XLIV, Thursday, 6 March, 2003)
On 30 November 2004, the DA-IICT as a private university was included in the list of universities maintained by the University Grants Commission Under section 2(f) of the DA-IICT is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as approved by the AIU in its 84th Annual meeting held during 12-14 November 2009. The institute is a non-affiliating university and does not receive any aid or other financial assistance from the Central or State Government. The architecture of DA-IICT is functional, but what surrounds it is a fascinating garden. The entire design was oriented to "Preserving the Environment". The different blocks are located such that there is minimum damage to trees. Most of the 2566 trees chosen are indigenous varieties. The lawn area measures roughly 50,000 square meters with 3900 square meters of wild St Augustine grass. 3400 Bamboos were planted to mask the concrete. Next to the library stands the herb garden with 35 varieties of rare medicinal plants. The entire landscape was planned and developed in a manner that no excess rainwater is lost and all irrigation is carried out with recycled water. Over 30 species of birds are observed in the campus.
DA-IICT Centre for Entrepreneurship and Incubation was established in 2011 at DAIICT, Gandhinagar to promote innovation and entrepreneurship culture among DAIICT community. This has resulted in seven incubates out of which one is started by faculties and students together. On 15th august, 2015 Hon’ Prime Minister held a campaign for all the young Indians, for innovation and entrepreneurship to boost up start up culture in India. Gujarat is already known for business savvy state and DAIICT is already a leader in Information and Communication Technology in India. As DCEI is serving not only DA-IICT community also has scaled up its activities to national and international level. We receive several expression of interest from various parts of India and abroad. ICT plays an important role in the start-up ecosystem in different sectors of business such as finance, e-commerce, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, robotics, e-governance etc. Currently in India there are many start-ups, however, only few are innovation based. DA-IICT has strength in research and innovation in interdisciplinary areas, thus it is a natural enabler for economic growth of both Gujarat as well as India. We want DA-IICT to be the start-up engine of the nation which can provide necessary fuel for innovation and entrepreneurship in country and beyond. DCEI is supported by DeitY, Government of India and Government of Gujarat.
DCEI provides infrastructure(incubation space, project space, computing resources such as access to high end servers for computing needs, High speed internet, High quality mentorship for research, innovation and business, access to the network of various funding resources to start ups such as venture capitalist , angel investor etc.). DCEI also provides them startup funds from grants of DeitY, Government of India and Government of Guajarati Nodal Institute funds. This funding is provided either in the form of SEED loan at a nominal interest or in the form of equity. All the startups incubated to DCEI are given access to resource center (rich library of books, journals and audio-video materials.) The best part of DCEI incubation center is that all resources of DA-IICT are available to startups. They can hire DA-IICT students as interns to their startups. This provides win to win situation to both startups and young students. DCEI startups can avail the facilities of Chartered accountants and legal help whenever necessary. We also provide each startup Desktops in their incubation space and software licenses for their use. All the startups are given free license of all the patents developed at DA-IICT. This encourages innovative environment. Startup incubatees are provided local accommodation at hostel of DA-IICT. Incubatees are given free access to scientific conferences and workshops held regularly at DA-IICT, Gandhinagar. Various networking events are organized among the 18 incubation centers in Gujarat to discuss the common problems that each startup is facing to exchange the ideas and find solutions. We also provide interaction with established companies where all the top notch officials of the companies interact with the young minds, motivate them by telling them success stories and hard time that they faced during their journey. We also provide startups access to high performance computing labs, smart city lab, IoT lab, Electronics lab, VLSI labs, IR lab, Speech Processing lab, Information Retrieval lab, RF lab, Digital Language processing . After the success of apple, everyone knows the importance of role of design in business, thus DA-IICT already provide a training program in design to engineers and startup. Prof. Binita Desai is a full time faculty in design to help students. We also provide expertise in emerging areas of science technology and business such as synthetic biology, natural computing. DA-IICT provides entrepreneurship courses to students at all levels.
Near Bhat Village, Via Ahmedabad Airport & Indira Bridge, P.O Bhat - 382428 Gandhinagar.
Dr. Satya Ranjan Acharya, Incubation Manager
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), established in 1983, is a premier not-for profit Institute in the field education, research, training and institution building. Sponsored by IDBI Bank Ltd, ICICI Ltd, and State Bank of India (SBI), and with active support from the Government of Gujarat, the Institute has been spearheading entrepreneurship nationally and internationally, with the belief that entrepreneurs can be created through well-conceived training and counselling interventions. The Institute organizes programmes under six focused thrust areas targeting creation of gainful enterprises and employment opportunities, thus promoting inclusive growth and development. Acknowledging the Institute's contribution towards creating and sharpening entrepreneurial culture, the Government of Gujarat has appointed EDII as the Nodal Agency for start-ups under the Start-ups and Innovation Scheme.
To promote Innovations and Entrepreneurship through Incubators, EDII has been actively involved in capacity building of Incubator Managers in developing countries. A well-structured six-week training programme on 'Promoting Innovation & Entrepreneurship through Incubation' has been specially designed and is being offered by EDII under the aegis of The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi, since 2011. So far, EDII has trained 177 incubation managers from 64 developing countries. In recognition of its achievements, the Institute has been honoured with several prestigious awards.
Vision: To empower and nurture technology start-ups in achieving innovative, scalable and sustainable growth with the aim of positive, creative and constructive value addition to the community.
Mission: To nurture the incubate's passion and business idea, and impart a conducive support system to ensure sustainability and scalability of the start-ups.
Objective is to foster technology/ knowledge-based entrepreneurial start-ups by
Ganpat Vidyanagar, Kherva, Ta & Dist.: Mehsana - 384012.
Prof. Saurabh Dave, Incubation Manager
Ganpat University as a well reputed State Private University established in 2005 through the State Legislative act no 19 of 2005, Government of Gujarat and recognized by the UGC under the section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 having campus spread over more than 300 acres of land with world class infrastructure and more than 10,000 students on campus. The University offers Diplomas, Under Graduate, Post – Graduate and Research Programs under the Faculties of Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy, Management, Computer Applications, Sciences, Education, Humanities and Social Science and Human Potential Development. Ganpat University and the township of Ganpat Vidyanagar, a high-tech education campus is a joint initiatives; purely for philanthropy; of a large number of industrialists and technocrats, noble farmers and affluent businessmen; having a mission of “Social Upliftment through Education”
The University prides itself for several initiatives which has given the students in the state unique learning opportunities as well as brought laurel to the State also viz.,
The University has been among the few Universities in the State who could successfully implement industry-oriented education model with live collaborations with Industries to prepare relevant manpower for industries in the state and country as a whole. Elets – Promoter of Digital Learning Magazine in Association with UNESCO and Ministry of Minority Education, Government of India had conferred “World Education Summit Award – 2014” for Industry – Academia Category to the Ganpat University; out of more than 300 nominations.
Though having located in a rural area; in a North Gujarat region, approximately 70kms from Ahmedabad; University has set up the exemplary example of “Uplifting the Society through Education” by developing world class social infrastructure with global vision.
Incubations at GANPAT UNIVERSITY; (henceforth referred as Ganpat University Incubation Centre) is set up to promote innovative idea, enhancement of existing processes and entrepreneurship by converting and translating technology ideas and innovation in various disciplines of different faculties under GNU into products, processes and services for commercial exploitation and the benefit of society to accomplish its goal. Ganpat University Incubation Centre provides support to enterprises that fall under the following types:
Anyone with innovative idea which is initiated by one or group member including employees, students, local entrepreneur and/or alumni of the Ganpat University.
Any business which is already set up and established and generating early stage of revenue. This can be initiated by one or group member including employees, students, local entrepreneur and/or alumni of the Ganpat University.
B-1, Satellite Complex, Nr. Mansri Cross Road, Vastrapur, Satellite, Ahmedabad 380015.
Anamika Dey, Chief Executive Officer
GIAN is India’s first technology business incubator focused on incubating and commercializing grassroots innovations. GIAN is helping unaided, unqualified, untrained individual innovators from informal sector who have conceptualized/developed technological innovation and/or possess outstanding traditional knowledge practice.
In January 1997, an International Conference on Creativity and Innovations at Grassroots (ICCIG) was held at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, organised by CMA, and co-sponsored by SRISTI, FAO, World Bank, NABARD etc. The idea to set up a Green Venture Promotion Fund was mooted at ICCIG so as to support the rural innovators to link themselves to formal systems of marketing, technical and financial services. Such a fund would also prepare business plans for the innovators and would support entrepreneurs.
The idea received unanimous appreciation in the conference. Thus, Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN) was born. It was registered in March 1997 under the Bombay Public Charitable Act with all donations to it being exempt from Income tax under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.
GIAN being an Incubation centre situated in western part Vastrpur, Satellite area of Ahmedabad. GIAN Incubation Centre is two stories separate building, having capacity of more than 20 seats, library and conference room with 24 X 7 connectivity of internet, electricity and drinking water facility.
3rd Floor, Guru Bhavan, Gujarat National Law University, Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor, Koba Gandhinagar 382426.
Dr. Viral Pandya, Convener GNLU Legal Incubation Center
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is the statutory university established by the Govt. Of Gujarat under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. The University is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) (2f & 12B). The University is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and member of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and International Association of Law Schools (IALS) and Asian Law Institute (ASLI) and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU), Gujarat has launched incubator, named GNLU Legal Incubation Center (GLIC) as part of our vision towards excellence in imparting quality legal education which aims at institutionalizing mechanism, which could act as support system for entrepreneurs. The Incubator set up under the scheme is expected to act as a tool to promote entrepreneurship and self-employment amongst law students as an attractive and viable career option.
The main objectives of establishment of GNLU Legal Incubation Centre are to promote and establish incubation centre at GNLU to encourage and support startups in the field of law with allied interdisciplinary areas.
To act as an institutional mechanism for providing various services including information on all aspect of enterprise building to budding entrepreneurs.
To motivate and inspire Students/Alumni/Faculty/Venture Capitalist to take up the challenge of entrepreneurship, undergo executive development programme, skill development training and enhance self-employment opportunities.
Block no. 11, 9th floor, Udyog Bhavan, Gandhinagar-382017.
Ms. Shweta Sharma, Incubation Manager
Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission [GSBTM] is a nodal agency for overall development of Biotechnology in the state of Gujarat, under the aegis of Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of Gujarat. GSBTM acts as enabler & facilitator for growth of biotechnology sector across the value chain focusing on creating an Innovation ecosystem; by fostering Biotechnology based entrepreneurship, facilitating agencies desirous of Research & technology commercialization, facilitating the infrastructure development and R & D activities.
Savli BioIncubator (SBInc), a Technology Business Incubator, is a flagship project of GSBTM, striving to promote life science based entrepreneurship and is supported by the State Government as well as Govt. of India through the Bio-NEST scheme of BIRAC. GSBTM aims to develop an enabling integrated ecosystem for all the stakeholders of Life Science Sector, catalyze industry –research-academia linkages and facilitate access to integrated world class infrastructure and capabilities.
SBInc aims to accelerate commercialization of new technologies, enable biotech organizations to forge alliances and enhance competitiveness of biotech companies located in the State.
Nr. Campus of Vishwakarma Govt Engg college, Sabarmati-Koba Highway, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad.
Tushar Panchal, Assistant Professor -NI
Gujarat Technological University (GTU) is a premier academic and research institution which has driven new ways of thinking since its 2007 founding, established by the Government of Gujarat vide Gujarat Act No. 20 of 2007. GTU is a State University with 486 affiliated colleges in its fold operating across the state of Gujarat through its FIVE zones at Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Rajkot and Surat. The University caters to the fields of Engineering, Architecture, Management, Pharmacy and Computer Science. The University has about 4 lakh students enrolled in a large number of Diploma, Under Graduate, Post Graduate programs along with the robust Doctoral program.
GTU has emerged as an International Innovative University in its pursuit of bringing innovation and internationalization in professional education. Within a really short span it has achieved several national accolades for its endeavour in bringing excellence in professional education. GTU is a pioneer in introducing some innovative learning methodology like “Active Learning”, a classroom created online. The GTU Innovation Council is the most active and applauded for its work in the country engaged in training, developing and nurturing the young minds towards an ideology to innovate. GTU has the largest International Experience Program in collaboration with the universities of US, Canada, China and Germany, which offer a unique opportunity to the students to enhance their capabilities and capacities in a global perspective. GTU’s Research Week, a unique concept, is an evaluation process of dissertations of Master’s and Doctoral Program students involving Experts from the Universities across the Globe. GTU’s Contributor Personality Development Program and the Bridge Course nurture the students with the essential life skills along with the technical knowledge to enable them develop as an individual and a successful professional in the competitive world. The Industrial Training and Placement Cell transforms a knowledge seeker into a sought after professional.
Start-up India is a flagship initiative of Government of India which is intended to build strong eco system for nurturing innovation and start-ups in the country. This will drive sustainable economic growth & generate large scale employment opportunities. The Government (State wise), through this initiative aims to empower start-ups to grow through innovation and design. In view of this, Govt. of Gujarat (Industries and Mines Department) has framed Gujarat New Industrial Policy 2015 which has primary mission to include innovation, start-ups and technology transfer. As per policy (4.a), the institutions which intend to promote start-up will submit its proposal to Industrial Commissionarate, Govt. of Gujarat for approval of Committee as Nodal Institute.
Under, Gujarat New Industrial Policy 2015, Gujarat Technological University has sent proposal to appoint GTU as Nodal Institute to provide support to start-ups under the Scheme for Assistance for Start-ups/Innovation. As per provisions of GR, State Level Implementation Committee (SLIC) in its 1st SLIC meeting held on 04/09/2015 has sanction GTU, Ahmedabad as Nodal Institute.
GUSEC Building, University School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 380009
Ankit Dave, Manager(Operation)
91 79 2630 8576
Gujarat University is the oldest university of the state of Gujarat. The university is a state-run university established in 1949 under the Gujarat University Act of the state assembly. Gujarat University is an affiliating university at the undergraduate level, and 286 institutes are affiliated to the university.
The university is a teaching university at the post-graduate level, with over 7,000 students studying across over 50+ post-graduate courses in the university campus situated in the heart of Ahmedabad city. 3.89 lakh students are enrolled with the university across its affiliated institutes for undergraduate and post-graduate courses across several streams, including science, commerce, law, arts, medicine, dental sciences, etc. The university has 5 schools and over 60 academic departments at its campus. The Gujarat University campus, located in Navrangpura, is spread over an area of 260 acres, and the affiliated institutes are spread across the districts of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Kheda. The Governor of Gujarat, Shri Om Prakash Kohli, is the Chancellor of the University, where as Dr Himanshu Pandya, is the Vice-Chancellor (I/c).
The University established GUSEC in November 2015 as a division of the University. In February 2017, a non-profit company was registered in the name of Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC).
GUSEC offers incubation and pre-incubation support to startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators from across Gujarat in sectors of basic sciences, arts, commerce and other non-IT sectors. As of March 2017, GUSEC supports 36 startups and is undertaking efforts to sensitise close to 4 lakh students of the university regarding startups, entrepreneurship and innovation. To all the startups, GUSEC is providing infrastructural support with a 75-seater air-conditioned co-working space spread across 7,500 square feet area with well-lit ambiance and ample of space for meetings and collaborations. GUSEC is well equipped with high-speed 1 Gbps internet, specialised laboratories, Multimedia research centre, University Sports Complex, University Library which are accessible to incubated startups. GUSEC has created a Mentor Board that consists of close to 50 subject experts from a wide array of industry verticals and specialisations, for mentorship and guidance.
GUSEC is currently led by Rahul Bhagchandani as Acting CEO, and a team of three other full-time professionals. Five senior academicians of the university form the board of GUSEC company, with the Vice-Chancellor as the ex-officio chairperson of the board.
1st Floor, GMDC Building, 132 ft Ring Road, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad.
Mr Hemang Vaidya, Technology Analyst
International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate) is an initiative of Gujarat Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence (GFEE). GFEE is a section 25 company (Now known as section 8) formed in PPP mode with support from Gujarat Government. GFEE is a joint venture between Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC – a Gujarat Govt. PSU) and Gujarat Entrepreneurship and Venture Promotion Foundation (GEVPF).
Unlike other incubators, iCreate is an autonomous centre to facilitate all types of “Next generation entrepreneurship” that aims at leveraging and seamlessly blending creativity, innovation, engineering, and product design in order to evolve newer applications of emerging technologies.
GFEE was established with a global vision and scope to facilitate entrepreneurial pursuits that focus on technology applications for wealth generation, employment creation and global competition and to create, nurture, foster and promote ecosystems for breeding entrepreneurship that leverages various technologies, innovations and creativity.
The campus is taking shape on sprawling 34 acres on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. The Centre is spread over more than 39,500 sqft with more than 15,500 sqft set aside for incubation. At the campus, we have an administrative block, conference rooms, class rooms, meeting rooms, auditorium, project rooms, library, project labs, residential facilities for incubates, canteen etc.
iCreate’s advisory board consists of eminent stalwarts and visionaries from the industry as well as academia led by Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy. The Founding Team Members and Board of Directors too consist of an experienced set of professionals with a distinguished pedigree in academia and industry.
352, 353 A, Nr. Bhavik Publications, Opp. Bhagwat Vidyapith, S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382481
Shradha Makhija, Incubation Manager
Silver Oak College of Engineering and Technology (SOCET) is one of the fastest-growing colleges in Gujarat with its result-oriented initiatives & activities to promote Innovation, IPR & Student Start-up activities. Since its inception in 2009 as an AICTE approved GTU affiliated educational institution, it has been active in initiatives that aim to instill the entrepreneur gene in its students by providing experiential learning in addition to imparting the Engineering education. SOCET is the only college from Gujarat Technological University to be ranked as the top private engineering college West Zone across India. It has been ranked 12th among the colleges of West Zone by The Week Hansa Research – Best College Survey 2016 on 19th June 2016.
The Incubator at SOCET is focused on the areas of the Internet of Things (IoT), Sensor Technology & Automation, Information, and Communication Technology (ICT). Significant research has been carried out in these areas in the past. Moreover, the institute also has a high-tech robotics lab and apart from Sensor Technology, many fully-equipped high-tech labs are available around the campus for each specialization. The incubation center has 14373 sq. ft. of space.
The business support services will include the services that support the overall functions of a start-up such as Marketing, Sales & Client Development, Strategy & Advice, Financial support, Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Support, Technology Support. Apart from these services we will also be open to provide any other specific services that a start-up may require.
Name: Shradha Makhija Designation: Incubation Manager Contact no. : +91-9979843797 Email id: email@example.com
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Palaj, Gandhinagar - 382355, India.
Prof. Anand Pandey, Incubation Manager
The young and dynamic IIT Gandhinagar, founded in 2008, is located on the banks of River Sabarmati in Gandhinagar. The 400-acre campus is under phased development with 100+ faculties, 600+ undergraduates and 600+ researchers. The Institute strives to offer the best undergraduate and graduate education in India with unmatched innovations in curriculum. The institute promotes critical thinking and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary character of knowledge, with emphasis on the liberal arts, project oriented learning, compulsory courses in design and the life sciences, diversity and globalization. The Institute received World Education Award 2013 at the World Education Summit for innovations in engineering education. One third of its undergraduate students receive study-abroad experience during their academic career.
IIT Gandhinagar has incorporated “IIT Gandhinagar Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IIEC)” as a separate company under Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013. It is envisioned as a service arm of IIT Gandhinagar to implement the overall strategy of incubation, IP management, and commercialization. It is implementing entrepreneurship and innovation development programs at the Institute.
Incubation center at IIT Gandhinagar is industriously determined to assist the innovative ideas from both students and faculty as well as innovators from outside IITGn community to become reality which can make commercial success and social impact. IIT Gandhinagar incubation center is currently incubating companies started by its alumni and is open to incubating companies from outside. Its incubation facilities in the upcoming new campus include wet and dry labs and rapid prototyping infrastructure (hardware and software) to support high technology startups. Apart from space and development infrastructure, the incubation center also provides mentoring, connectivity to professional investors, and business networks, and limited financing. Incubation center connect them to right mentors to develop and scale up their technology or products and identify their market, for legal and intellectual property related guidance apart from helping incubatees financially
1105, Shivalik Abaise, Opp. Ananad Nagar Flats, Prahlad Nagar, Ahmedabad 380015.
Rajni Bansal, Sr. Executive - Operations
Innovify Research Foundation was founded by Vikas Agarwal & Ruchit Jani with support of Innovify Business Intelligence Services to accomplish one simple mission: Taking incredible ideas and nurturing them into incredible businesses. With the help of experts, tools & frameworks and iterative methods, we invest our time & expertise in products that will change the world. Over the years, we have helped startups grow their businesses by providing them with an all-round support than just building them the best products. Innovify Research Foundation has an Ahmedabad-based Research Lab with a very efficient product management team. Our strong belief in the agile manifesto has helped us build the foundation of our business process ecosystem- Ideate| Incubate | Accelerate. We support startups with the drive, passion and determination to prosper and we take their idea to the next level. From developing their ideas to structuring sales strategy, our targeted support challenges and guides them to success. Innovify Research Foundation’s mission is to launch 50 successful startups in next 5 years. Through each startup, we want to realize someone’s dream and create new opportunities.
Our incubation lab provides 6-pronged services that are quintessential for any startup to succeed, i.e. idea validation to ensure their idea is worth investing in, mentoring to receive appropriate guidance throughout the product life cycle, apt product management & development, legal protection & legal establishment for their idea, facilitate seed funds to get the early MVP in the market and marketing and communication support to attract early users and customers. The process is divided into 3 brief stages Ideate | Incubate | Accelerate. Ideation: Innovify helps entrepreneurs to refine their ideas and conceptualize it by developing working prototypes and service designs, setting the right direction for the start up. Incubation: With a refined idea, the incubatee now develops the first prototype to be tested in the market against the hypothesis defined at the ideation stage along with defining the metrics against which it is to be measured. Accelerate: Based on the early learning, startup accelerates the idea to wiz past the competition by continuous improvements and winning new customers and markets.
7 Amenity Centre, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU),Raisan, Gandhinagar-382007
Mr. Shani Pandya, Executive IIC
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University’s 100 acre campus is located in Gandhinagar, which is the capital city of Gujarat and located 23 Km North from a well developed city called Ahmedabad with a population of 8 million people. The city is famous for its remarkable cultural development and social life.
PDPU offers multiple courses ranging from engineering, arts and management along with maximum exposure and opportunities to its students through various national and International exchange programs with best University worldwide. For development of its faculties and staff the University endeavors for various Joint Exchange and Research programs.
Innovation & Incubation Centre (IIC) is an incubator established by Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU). IIC is recognized as Nodal Institute by State Government and approved by DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India) as Startup India Incubator.
IIC is born with sole aim of converting the brimming potential of budding Engineers, Management Students and Technocrats into innovation driven business ventures leading to technical renaissance. Currently at IIC, We are incubating 14 Startups from the different areas and organized more than 30 events to promote entrepreneurship and coming out as budding incubator among the State of Gujarat.
Institute of Rural Management, Post Box No: 60, Anand- 388001.
Ms. Shubha Khadke, Incubation Manager
IRMA was established in 1979 at Anand, Gujarat with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), the Government of India, Government of Gujarat, the erstwhile Indian Dairy Corporation and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). The rationale behind its installation had to do with providing management education, training, research and consultancy support to co-operatives and rural development organisations in India.
The genesis of IRMA is owed to Dr. Kurien's work with dairy co-operatives, which revolutionized the dairy industry in the country. It was founded with the belief that the key to effective rural development lies in professional management. Professionalising rural management involves synergising specific yet unmet needs of the rural sector with the formal techniques and skills of management professionals. Linking the two are the ‘rural managers' graduating from IRMA after undergoing a two-year diploma (PRM) programme in rural management.
CSEE's Incubator hopes to build a nurturing and empathetic entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing mentoring and networking support, collaborative research, entrepreneurship training and capacity building to its partners and incubatees. The Incubator will work around three verticals: agriculture and small agribusiness (enterprises such as Earth 360, Sabziwala and Onganic), sustainable habitats and sanitation (EkamEkosolutions and Wondergrass) and servicing rural India covering rural tourism, clean energy, education and ICT (Grassroutes, Onergy and its alumni start-up incubatees).
CSEE has signed MoUs with the following early-stage start-ups for incubation support (mentoring and networking) with its alumni
Mandal Office, Sarva Vidyalaya Kelvani Mandal, B/h, Railway Station, Kadi, Dist. Mehsana (North Gujarat)
Dr. Bhavin Pandya, Dean - Faculty of Management, KSV, Gandhinagar
Initially started in year 1919, SVKM is being nourished and managed by its alumni who occupy respectable positions in society. Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya( A university established vide Gujarat State Government Act 21 of 2007 and approved by UGC(ref F. 9-18/2008(cpp-1) March 19, 2009) has been established by the Trust, which has more than 25 Constituent colleges/Departments including both technical as well as non technical which include B.Pharm, M.Pharm, MBA,MCA,BBA, BSc(Bio Tech), M.Sc. (Bio Tech), M.Sc (IT), B.Ed., M.Ed. , PTC, B.Com, Engineering(B.E and M.E), Polytechnic, Nursing and Physiotherapy. The university also offers PhD. Programmes in more than 18 domains. In addition to the above, SVKM has been very intensive in promoting Research and Development, Innovation and Design Thinking and Industry Interface programs. Entrepreneurship and Innovation seminars and workshops are very often at our Constituent colleges and have been helpful for us to create a vibrant environment for Startups and Innovation with our campuses.
United Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Foundation, Karnavati Knowledge Village, A/907, Uvarsad, Near Adalaj Char Rasta, Gandhinagar - 382422.
Naisarg Gohil - Director UCEID, Aakansha Singh - Director law
Karnavati Medical & Education Trust (KMET) established in the year 2003 by Unitedworld Group had embarked upon the mission of setting up world class educational Institutions in Gujarat.
In last 13 years of journey so far, the trust has been able to establish institutions of repute matching up to global standards. The most recognized and nationally recognized faculty on board, the Institution integrates the concept of personalized learning experience for every student. We believe in empowering the youth of this nation with tools of education, knowledge and learning.
The Trust promoted by Unitedworld Group has outstretched into varied education initiatives that have proven to be a breakthrough in the realms of education in Gujarat, with Institutions such as:
United Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development (UCIED), a Business Incubation Centre is established at Karnavati Knowledge Campus with the objective of fostering entrepreneurship culture in Gujarat. The centre aims to provide platform to the Unitedworld community of students, faculty members, alumni and the local community for converting their ideas into enterprises. UCIED is committed to mentor, guide, support and facilitate the budding entrepreneurs in successfully launching their business.
Gujarat Law Society Campus, Opp. Law Garden, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad-380006.
Dr. Rajesh Asrani, Incubation Manager
GLS University has been established - under the aegis of Gujarat Law Society working in the field of education since the pre-independence days of 1927 - with the objective of providing an ideal and creative learning environment and continuing the tradition of excellence in education. GLS was promoted by luminaries Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Shri Ganesh Mavlankar, the first Speaker of the country and Shri I. M. Nanavati with the vision of Excellence in Education.
GLS University is a multidisciplinary university offering programmes in Business Management, Computer Technology, Commerce, Business Administration, Education, Law and Humanities across six department etc. GLS has currently more than one million alumni, all established and serving different Industries. Several of these alumni are noted entrepreneurs.
L. J. Campus, Near Kataria Motors, Sarkhej Cross Roads, Ahmedabad.
Dr. Abhijeet Singh, Incubation Manager
Lok Jagruti Kendra has launched incubator as part of our vision towards excellence in imparting quality education which aims at institutionalizing mechanism, which could act as support system for entrepreneurs. The Incubator set up under the scheme is expected to act as a tool to promote entrepreneurship and self-employment amongst technical students as an attractive and viable career option.
Antrapreneur will help to foster entrepreneurship for generation of wealth and employment. The mission of the Antrapreneur is to "develop institutional mechanism to create entrepreneurial culture among the stakeholders and to foster growth entrepreneurship amongst the students, faculty and the society at large”. Antrapreneur The Business Incubator was established in 2012 which by means of incubation, investment and training provides the necessary resources to the ones are passionate enough to follow their dreams and carve a niche of their own in a world full of people who are willing to mingle with the crowd because of their inability to take risks.
Total mentors registered with Antrapreneur The Business Incubator with active support of Alumni is 500 plus mentors
Advisory board consist of eminent academicians, industrialists, entrepreneurs and Government officials: 12
Antrapreneur The Business Incubator will support entrepreneurs across Gujarat with state of art infrastructure, common facilities, office space, mentoring support and facilities. LJ Antrapreneur The Business Incubator is situated in the heart of Ahmedabad, SG Highway and is facilitating co working space to all entrepreneurs and startups across Gujarat.
Marwadi University, Rajkot-Morbi Road, At & Po.: Gauridad, Rajkot 360003, Gujarat
Mr. Kirankumar Parmar, Incubation Mnager
Marwadi University is the promoted by the managers of the Best Engineering College in Rajkot named as MEFGI, an institution that has proved its worth and commitment through high quality education and top placements. In perpetuation to the success story, this University has been established with the vision of creating new platforms standing on which students can touch the heights of success. A number of courses are offered to facilitate learning for a variety of job sectors under single roof. Large and airy classrooms, seminar halls and activity halls have been provisioned with projectors and perfect sound system to provide quality learning and enjoyable environment that encourages the value of learning with fun. To ensure learning compliant with latest industrial standards, Marwadi University has hired a big pool of highly qualified and experienced faculty.
Marwadi University is an ideal place where caring, sharing and using knowledge are key factors promoting prosperity and wellbeing of the people as individuals and as a society. It is a prime place in the region where students are nurtured with the aim of developing them socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.
Marwadi University Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Research is an incubation centreaimsto facilitate the future entrepreneurs to build their super own dream business through financial and infrastructural help.The incubation center provides them facilities, an ambience to develop their ideas, mentoring and networking to reach their goals of successfully forming a startup and thus becoming a milestone for other startups.
We aim to work on three axes at MU-I2R:
U. T. Rao, Incubation Manager
MICA Incubator is India’s only communication technology based Incubator with its focus mainly on strategic marketing and communication. MICA Incubator is now a recognized incubator under the start up India scheme as well as nodal agency for startup assistance scheme for Govt. of Gujarat. MICA Incubator is committed to supporting budding entrepreneurs from conception to commercialization
MICA Incubator provides The Idea Lab, Digital I-Mac lab, Digital Design & Publishing support, Video Conferencing room, Radio broadcasting facilities and etc. It also helps incubatees to function with processes of conversion of ideas to working model, research experimentation, labtesting, accreditations and market-research. Also MICA Incubator take cares of providing useful guidance in form of its mentors, academicians, professionals. The incubator will provide support in terms of converting the idea into a working model, research experimentation, lab testing, accreditations, market research, business plan, promotion, and networking, in addition to continual guidance of highly respected mentors.
MICA Incubator has facilitated and participated in many exciting activities to promote the incubated start-ups, as well provide to a platform for nascent business ideas that could potentially create a positive change in society. A number of activities have been organized, to provide the start-ups a level playing field and to create an open platform for networking with business leaders, investors, jobseekers as well as students—where they can discover new ideas that are being developed and promoted. Events like Demo days, Policy workshop, Pitch fest- Ahmedabad, Hackathon, Raise capital for your venture and Marketing challenge have been successfully conducted.
NDBI National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad-380 007.
Ms. Khushbu Shah, Incubation Manager
NDBI is an independent entity located within the premises of National Institute of Design, which has been setup with the support of Department of Science and Technology (DSIR), Government of India, wherein NID is giving its handholding support since its incorporation. NDBI is incorporated as a non-profit entity under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 (No. 1 of 1956) of India.
The purpose of NDBI is to nurture a culture of entrepreneurship in the creative minds of young designers, so that their ideas metamorphose into newer and niftier products or services capable of being utilised commercially.
NID is internationally recognized as one of the foremost multidisciplinary institutions in the field of design education, research, training and service. NID has been a catalyst in disseminating design awareness amongst Indian industry, as its graduates are active in every sphere of economic activity in the country. More on NID is available on www.nid.edu
NID is giving its students’ classroom / non-sponsored diploma projects and Designs registered by IPR Cell to NDBI with the objective of exploring commercial possibilities.
NDBI offers experts for firm incorporations, venture capitalist, faculty mentoring, help in preparing business plan for the incubate product/service design, access to facilities like library, telecom, photocopying machine, canteen, etc. NDBI provides access to domain specialists and research labs to develop or to improve an innovative technology including research, testing facilities, materials, prototyping, design, etc.
NDBI has air-conditioned office space along with furniture, a desktop computer, printer, fax, high speed internet access, access to high end design software, conference room facility, etc. The incubatees are free to use their laptops and desktops as per their requirement.
At NDBI lncubatees are eligible for Service Tax Exemption for 3 years or upto max of Rs.50 Lakhs turnover.
NDBI also provides IPR consultancy to help in registering Patent, Copy-right and Trademarks for its incubatees.
Kasturbadham, Rajkot-Bhavnagar Highway, Rajkot, 360020.
Syed Wajid Ahmed, Incubation Manager
K University is a private university located in Rajkot, Gujarat. RK University is established under Gujarat Private Universities Act, 2009 by the Government of Gujarat. RK University is recognized by UGC under section 22 of UGC Act, 1956. Spread across 40 acres. RK University has been offering degrees in Engineering, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, and Computer Science and in Management Studies and has more than 5500 students. The campus offers hostel facilities for nearly 1200 students.
K S Patel Centre for Entrepreneurship (KSPCE), has been established at RK University to facilitate startup, innovation and incubation support through a unique Scheme of Government of Gujarat to facilitate enterprise development in the Saurashtra region by providing financial assistance for innovative project ideas that has potential for becoming a marketable product.
RKU has a vibrant ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship comprising of academic and practice elements. RKU has conducted Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive to promote Entrepreneurship. It conducted a special meet for alumni entrepreneurs to inspire students to take up entrepreneurship to go for ventures. It conducted an E Chai Demo day with several experts coming from different parts of Gujarat. RKU has its own E Cell to promote entrepreneurship in the campus and it also has academic courses offered to MBA and BBA as well as Engineering students.
RK University which has been identified as the only nodal institute (NI) in Shaurastra region by Industries Commissionerate, Dept. of Industries and Mines, Govt. of Gujarat will hence forth provide assistance to the innovator by providing financial assistance for innovative project ideas that has potential for becoming a marketable product, mentor service and will be compensated accordingly for its services. RKU Nodal institute will allow the innovators and entrepreneurs to use the available facilities including the KS Patel Centre for Entrepreneurship (KSPCE) -incubation park located at RK University as well as faculty mentors for startups
Incubation space under KS Patel Centre for Entrepreneurship is lively and refreshing. They are well equipped as well as technically advanced. Students receive excellent mentoring, including frequent support for innovative practices and entrepreneurial venture. Our student-preneurs are mentored by highly qualified and well-experienced professionals in their field. Incubation facilities include office space, internet, multimedia projectors, and computers along with mentoring by faculty members.
RK University strives to impart strong practical exposure to its entrepreneurs and innovators wishing to get involved with innovation and entrepreneurship. Modern laboratories and workshops are essential parts of various departments of the school. We have more than thirty five laboratories including drawing halls and workshops which are equipped with experimental set up to reinforce classroom learning.
Central Library is an esteemed place in RKU and an essential component of the institute’s outstanding education mission... It is stocked with over 50,000 volumes of books with more than 5000 titles covering branches of engineering, science and humanities. The library subscribes around 170 national and international journals, eBooks and facilitates e-learning.
RK University has fully air conditioned seminar hall with the facility of multimedia projector, speakers, microphones and Wi-Fi. The hall can accommodate more than 280 people. It is also used as audio visual studio for video conferencing as remote Centre facilitating staff trainings.
School campus is spread over an expanse of 35 acres and is well facilitated with boy’s hostel, girl’s hostel, staff quarters and cafeteria. It provides campus residence facility to 800 plus boys, 350 plus girls and 100 plus staff with all essential facilities such as laundry, canteen, dispensary, play grounds and gymnasium. Around 35 plus buses are used to provide campus connectivity with Rajkot and other city centers.
Opposite Shastri Ground, Vallabh Vidyanagar – 388 120
Dr. Waheeda Thomas, Principal
SEMCOM, a flagship Institution of Charutar Vidya Mandal is known for its innovative education in the country. The Institute is accredited with ‘A’ grade two times successively by NAAC in the span of last ten years. The focus of the college is primarily on Management and E-commerce education. The college has undertaken several pathbreaking initiatives over the years. Since inception, the emphasis is given on entrepreneurial education. There have been many students who have turned entrepreneurs in the history of the Institution. The institution is also recognized with a National award “Best College for Entrepreneurship Education” by NITTE, Mumbai in the year 2008.
SEMCOM has been a pioneer in organizing a Management Conclave with a theme “Startup India – Inspiring Stories for Aspiring Youth” soon after the announcement of the Startup India call by H’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The Institute is committed to foster the government initiative for start-up entrepreneurship among the youth by establishing an Incubation centre. The Institution has developed a reasonable well ecosystem for promoting entrepreneurial talent among the students by formalizing entrepreneurial education through a course curriculum, workshops, training programs, business plan preparation and organising a competition.
SEMCOM Start-up Incubation Centre has developed a reasonable well eco-system for promoting entrepreneurial talent among the students by formalizing entrepreneurial education through a course curriculum, workshops, training programs, business plan preparation, organizing a competition and creating funding opportunities. SEMCOM is offering the support and help to those who have an ambition of becoming entrepreneurs of India by offering necessary facilities as well as expertise.
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Block No. 402, At & Post Vataria, Tal.Valia, Ankleshwar, Dist. Bharuch - 393135.
Dr Snehal R Lokhandwala, -
Shroff S R Rotary Institute of Chemical Technology (SRICT) is an AICTE approved and GTU affiliated Engineering Institute located strategically in Asia’s biggest chemical industrial hub of Ankleshwar in Gujarat State. The institute was established in July 2011 initially with four engineering branches viz Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science & Technology, Chemical Technology (Pharmaceutical Technology, Polymer & Rubber Technology, Dyes & Pigments Technology ,Glass & Ceramics Technology).The state by itself and the region by virtue of its own location are entrepreneurial in nature. SRICT is managed by a well-known and iconic group of benevolent service-oriented people in the social sector, the Rotary Club of Ankleshwar, and it is firmly supported by UPL group of industries, the forerunners in phosphorus based agro-chemicals manufacturers in the world.
In its mandate, SRICT proclaims about creating a technical task force through a disciplined and research based education. The management of the institute consists of veterans from industry and social workers engaged in several organizations such as Rotary Club, Jaycees Club, Schools, and Libraries. The institute has well qualified and experienced faculty members. Currently, many of them are engaged in active research work on industrial problems. SRICT would like to be a vehicle for young innovative people of nearby region to become employers and create employment for skilled manpower of the region through facilities created at AIC. Enthusiastic crew, backup of industrial experience, constructive attitude for social development, and formidable intellectual input availability are the forte of the institute. SRICT will certainly fruitfully utilize STARTUP’s utilities.To enhance academic excellence and research, SRICT has entered into MoUs with several organizations of national and international repute. They are National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, National Environmental Engg & Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA, GCPC, Gandhinagar Takalkar Power Engineers and Consultants, Baroda
The incubation center, ENVISAGE, at SRICT is to promote creativity in technology and entrepreneurship in youth in the field of Energy Conservation, Environmental Safety, and Chemical Manufacturing. To this end, ENVISAGE, has planned to adopt Incubation Policy to provide guidance and management structure to facilitate the development of entrepreneurship. When a baby is born, he/she is kept in the incubator for first few hours and maybe days - this gives them a chance to adjust to outside environment and competitors, and grow stronger before they face the outside world! In a similar way, a
startup is incubated in Incubation Center (ENVISAGE), which gives them a chance to bring their business in shape, before they reach out to the outside world.
ENVISAGE aims at offering students with innovative ideas and an opportunity to become entrepreneurs. The centre provides research lab, equipment, shopfloor at its premises and gives domain-specific programs with support with Collaborated companies. "The hub is open to everyone with innovative ideas and we protect the innovator's intellectual property rights. Some of the activities of ENVISAGE includes seminars , guidance to entrepreneurs towards investment, in-depth interactions with industry experts, mentoring by academicians and industrial experts, brainstorming, progress review of markets and market roll out.
At & Post Bakrol, Ajwa-Nimeta Road, Waghodia, Vadodara - 390019.
Mr. Hasit Desai, -
Sigma Polytechnic running under the banner of Sigma Group of Institute with a mission to achieve academic & entrepreneurial excellence in science, engineering & technology. Sigma Group of Institutes has been imparting education from KG to PG for more than a decade now. It has 4 campuses and 18 institutions including Gujarati and English medium schools and professional colleges for Engineering, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Management studies. The group has made tremendous all round progress in the last decade under the inspiring leadership of our Chairman, Mr. Shaileshbhai Shah.
Prosperity of a nation and society is measured by the entrepreneurial spirit of its people. Entrepreneurship is a key element of industrialization and economic progress. Entrepreneurs are expected to play vital role in the process of development by introducing innovations and demonstrating leadership qualities in the dynamic situation. Entrepreneurship has been found as a low cost and long - term strategy for ensuring supply of right kind of entrepreneurs in the economy to sustain the development tempo. Educating and training people for developing entrepreneurial capabilities through positive training interventions is the core strategy of the SIGMA Entrepreneurship Development& Incubation Centre (SEDIC).
The (SEDIC) is started with the objective of promoting specialized knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship development. In view of the worldwide shortage of jobs (both government and private sectors) leading to unemployment problems and lack of proper utilization of human resources; the cell will strive to identify talented youth to entrepreneurial works. The cell plans to organize various programmes regarding entrepreneurship development.
At Post Bhoyan Rathod, Near ONGC WSS, Opp. IFCCO, Adalaj Kalol Highway, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382420
Gautam Parmar, ,
SSIU is a thriving preeminent university which will work as a hub-andspoke model where disciplines like Engineering, Architecture, Design, Science, Management, Paramedical and other streams will get its value enhancement through Innovation, Startup and entrepreneurship. At SSIU, Entrepreneurship is a value that pulses through the educational, research and Innovation. SSIU is a leading university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional educational instruction.
Youth of the country and the university system play a crucial role at every step to shape the innovation ecosystem. To build start up and innovation culture across universities is the key goal of Start-up India action plan. Government of Gujarat has developed a policy for providing assistance to Startups/ Innovation. Under this scheme, any individual/ group of individuals having innovative idea/ Concept will be eligible and/ or Universities/ education institutions, Incubation Centre/ PSUs/ R&D Institutions/ Private and other establishments will be eligible as an institution to support and mentor to innovators as approved by Committee. Startup in an economy’s technology sectors is an important indicator of technological performance for several reasons.
SSIU is recognized for its commitment to student excellence, particularly through an emphasis on rigorous learning experiences. These experiences contribute to the university’s exceptional retention, graduation and career-placement rates.
Ahmedabad University, AG teacher's campus, commerce six roads, Navrangpura, Ahemdabad.
Ms. Shanti Menon, Incubation Manager
Ahmedabad University, located in one of India’s most vibrant cities, is a private, non-profit University, set-up by Ahmedabad Education Society, that offers students a liberal education with a focus on research-driven and project-based learning. As embodied by our motto, Pariprashnena Samriddhi, the University fosters spirit of enquiry leading to progress and prosperity. We are committed to preparing students to think deeply and creatively and emerge as ethical and compassionate leaders.
Ahmedabad University offers a diversity and depth of courses to enable students to grow into well-rounded leaders. Our programmes include undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies in a wide array of areas including management, life sciences, engineering, and computer studies. We will offer new undergraduate and graduate programmes in the Arts and Sciences starting in 2018.
VentureStudio is the technology and innovation based incubator at Ahmedabad University. VentureStudio was established by Ahmedabad University in 2011, in collaboration with Stanford University – Center for Design Research. VentureStudio has pioneered a design-thinking based fellowship program for new ventures. It has also worked to establish a supportive startup ecosystem in Ahmedabad, including a mentor network and a closely associated angel fund. Ahmedabad University Support Foundation (AUSF) was formed as a Section 8 company to operate the incubation programms, it is an approved TBI by NSTEDB