An Exhaustive List Of 200+ Startup Incubators in India

An Exhaustive List Of 200+ Startup Incubators in India


Deep Dive Into The Workings Of Startup Incubators

Startup Incubators in India are proving to be a boon to the startup ecosystem. With India being in the top five startup nations in the world and the Government pushing all the right buttons towards fostering an ecosystem that boosts entrepreneurial growth, the organisations meant to support startups, called startup incubators occupy a central space in today’s digital economy.

Startup incubators are essentially organisations that promote the speedy growth and success of startups, MSMEs, and early stage companies. The startup incubators provide a foray of services including capital, connections with angel investors, State Governments, economic coalitions, and others.

The startup Incubators function in a differentiated way, some are located in an actual physical space meant to foster networking among entrepreneurs and their coaches and others operate on a virtual basis as well.

Their investment structures vary from loans to equity and just mentoring and assistance, not to forget the immensely valuable connections they offer.

A Comprehensive List Of Startup Incubators In India

As a part of our “Starting Up In India” series, we bring to you a comprehensive list of startup incubators in India with all the information regarding their investment structures and focus areas as well.



advantEdge is an early stage VC fund for startups and has just launched its startup incubator programme.

Location: Noida, UP

Sectors: Early stage startups from varying sectors

Investment Structures: It is an early stage venture capital firm.

Number of Batches Graduated: none

Startups Incubated Till Date: none

Amity Innovation Incubatoramity-innovation-incubator

Supported by the DST, Ministry of Science & Technology, GOI, ‘Amity Innovation Incubator,’ in a small span of time, has earned an enviable position for itself among startups which have regularly been on top of the innovation curve. The startup incubator has been recognised on platforms like ‘The Power of ideas’, Red Herring Global winner, Tata NEN and NASSCOM Innovation Awards to name a few.

Location: Noida

Launched In: 2008

Sectors: Rural innovation and social entrepreneurship, information and communication technologies (to include social media and ecommerce, mobile computing and technologies, analytics, cloud computing and big data), education and education technologies, food and allied technologies, biotechnology and life sciences, nanotechnology, and material sciences.

Investment Structure: Upto $150K (INR 1 Cr)

Number of Batches Graduated: It doesn’t follow a batch structure

Startups Incubated Till Date: 100+

Duration of Each Batch: Incubator’s mandate is to make sure that Incubatee venture graduates within 3 years with commercial success.

Notable Startups Incubated:, Anduril Technologies

Amrita TBI, Amrita VishwaVidhyapeethamamrita-tbi-amrita-vishwavidhyapeetham

One of the popular startup incubators, Amrita TBI – funds, incubates and nurtures both technology and social businesses. It provides an ecosystem for a startup company to turn an idea into a product that is commercially viable. They have a rich and diverse group of mentors in areas such as strategy, finance, marketing, intellectual property, product management, micro-insurance, micro-finance, internet technologies etc. Also, by being co-located with Amrita University, the startups have access to and can recruit from the pool of talented students across different campuses.

Location: Kollam, Kerala

Launched In: 2008

Sectors: Technology, social welfare, agriculture, ICT

Investment Structure: Loan and/or equity

Startups Incubated Till Date: The startup incubator has incubated 45 startups and mentored 181 startup ideas

Notable Startups Incubated: Skillovators, Pin ‘N’ Park, nikkos

BAIT-TBI (Bannari Amman Institute of Technology – Technology Business Incubator)startup incubators

Bannari Amman Institute of Technology – Technology Business Incubator (BIT-TBI) was established by Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam in 2007 with the financial support of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. It is an institutional mechanism to help and promote knowledge-driven and technology-intensive enterprises building products in agro, industrial and rural sectors.

Location: Tamil Nadu

Launched In: 2007

Sectors: Application of biotechnology in agriculture, industry & rural development

Investment Structure: Website not updated

Batches Incubated: 8

Startups Incubated Till Date: 24

Bihar Entrepreneurs Association (BEA)startup incubators

Bihar Entrepreneurs Association (BEA) was founded by young entrepreneurs from the state in 2011 to provide a platform for new enterprises, startups and potential entrepreneurs from the state to establish a successful business. It has a holistic aim of making Bihar “Enterprising Bihar” by creating an industry and entrepreneur-friendly ecosystem in the state and building a pool of entrepreneurs for future. BEA offers an excellent platform for future entrepreneurs, where one prospective entrepreneur can get a single window service, from advisory services to fundraising support. BEA represents the spirit of growing entrepreneurship in Bihar.

Location: Patna, Bihar

Launched In: 2011

Sectors: Sector-agnostic

Bio Incubator at C-CAMP bio-incubator-at-c-camp

Centre for Cellular And Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) is an initiative of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, with a mandate to enable cutting-edge life science research and innovation. It is also a member of the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster (BLiSC). It acts as an enabler of bioscience research and entrepreneurship by providing research, development, training, and service in state-of-the-art technology platforms.

Location: Karnataka

Launched In: 2012

Sectors: Life services, healthcare, agriculture, pharma, biopharma, diagnostics, and medtech.

Investment Structure: As a DBT-funded initiative, C-CAMP aims to support early-stage highly innovative startups/ideas through Seed funding.

Batches Incubated: 8

CEDstartup incubators

The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED)-A, Government of Gujarat Organisation was established in 1979. It engages in promoting skills and entrepreneurship across the state of Gujarat. In order to strike a deep and long lasting impact on the state economy, CED has constantly been on an innovation spree, consistently coming out with imaginative programmes aimed at specified target groups.programmes aimed at specified target groups.

Location: Gujarat, Tamil Nadu

Founded In: Gujarat (1979)

Sectors: Industry, IT, textile, jewellery, environment/social welfare

Funding: Government Schemes: UYEGP, PMEGP

Centre For Entrepreneurship and Developmentaleap

The CED was launched in 2003 with an idea to initiate training and research on problems that must be solved for realising planned objectives. It conducts seminars on topics oriented towards Industrial Establishments. The CED is associated with State Level Entrepreneurship Development Organisations, NGO’s Voluntary Organisations, Educational Institutions, Financial Institutions, Business Association & EDI Ahmedabad. The centre acts as a liaison between the Government and entrepreneurs by providing necessary information and helps women entrepreneurs by providing necessary consultancy.Organisations, NGO’s Voluntary Organisations, Educational Institutions, Financial Institutions, Business Association & EDI Ahmedabad. The centre acts as a liaison between the Government and entrepreneurs by providing necessary information and helps women entrepreneurs by providing necessary consultancy.

Location: Hyderabad

Launched In: 2003

Sectors: CED conducts EDP, REDP, PMRY, WEDP, EAC’s, TOT’s, agri-clinic and agri-business development programmes. It also provides follow-up services after the training programmes.agri-clinic and agri-business development programmes. It also provides follow-up services after the training programmes.

Startups Incubated Till Date: 160 Micro, Small, Women entrepreneurs

CET – Technology Business Incubatorcet-technology-business-incubator

The CET-TBI is the initiative of the College of Engineering, Trivandrum and is supported by the Government of Kerala and Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. This TBI is in the process of supporting incubation of companies that focus on business opportunities of innovative technologies. CET-TBI provides assistance to interested entrepreneurs and is willing to provide all infrastructure to start and flourish their business under CET-TBI.

Location: Kerala

Sectors: Green technology

Investment Structure: It provides seed support system

Batches Incubated: 8

Center For Incubation and Business Accelerationstartup incubators

CIBA is a TBI established with the support of Department Of Science and Technology, Government of India and Government of Goa. It is a technology business incubator (TBI) based in Goa and Mumbai supporting and nurturing startup companies by providing services such as incubation, modern office spaces, mentoring, networking opportunities, seed funding and rapid prototyping.

Location: Goa

Launched In: 2000

Investment Structure: Equity ownership in a private limited company upto 20%. From $3K (INR 2 Lakhs) – $37K (INR 25 Lakhs)

CIIE IIM-Aciie-iim-a

The Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship is one of the most active startup incubators in India. It was set-up by IIM Ahmedabad with support from the Government of India and Gujarat Government. The incubator operates through an autonomous not-for-profit entity model. CIIE comprises of IIM-A faculty, alumni and other individuals and partners with like-minded organisations to foster entrepreneurship through incubation, ecosystem development and academic initiatives.

Location(s): Ahmedabad, Pune

Launched In: It was founded as a research institute in 2002 and was turned into a full-fledged incubation centre in 2007. The Pune centre was established in 2015.

Sectors: Information communication technology, cleantech and social, big data, cloud, payments, and fintech.

Investment Structure: $30K (INR 20 lakhs)

In Pune – prototype fund for 20 startups; $2K (INR 2 lakh) each, product development for 10 startups; $7K (INR 5 lakhs) each, seed funding for 3 startups; 20 lakhs each

Startups Incubated Till Date: 500 ventures trained, incubated or accelerated

Notable Startups Incubated: Travelyaari, Innoz, Thrillophilia

Number of incubated startups that have received investments: 100 startups seed funded, 80 have received external validation or follow-on funding

Coimbatore Innovation and Business Incubator cibi-incubator

CIBI – a startup incubators company promoted by The Sakthi Group, and hosted by Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), is catalysed and supported by NSTEDB Division, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. CIBI shall build competencies & capabilities through programmes, partners and people in the strategic areas of innovation labs, business accelerators and sector startup incubators.

Location: Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT)

Launched In: 2014

Sectors: Electronics (IoT) and technology services (industrial/engineering design, automation)

Composites Technology Park composites-technology-park

The TBI for composites was set up in Bengaluru with the funding support of National Science & Technology Entrepreneur Development Board (NSTEDB), Department Of Science & Technology, Government Of India; Department of C&I; and Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corp. Ltd (RGRHCL), Government of Karnataka. The startup incubator can incubate upto 8 startups in a particular batch.

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Launched In: 2008

Sectors: Composites based on coir, bamboo, jute

Investment Structure: It’s a non-profit government agency

Consumer Electronics Incubator at Cochin, Keralaconsumer-electronics-incubator-at-cochin-kerala

The Consumer Electronics Incubator is a joint initiative between the Department of Electronics and information Technology (DEITY) and Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala (IIITM-K), the nodal agency of the project and Startup Village (Knowledge partner) and Government of Kerala (Infrastructure and evangelisation partner through Kerala Startup Mission), to promote consumer electronics-based innovation and set up labs and innovation centres.

Launched In: 2016

Location: Cochin

Sectors: Electronics

Investment Structure: Support to raise VC funding upto $75K (INR 50 Lakhs)

Duration of Each Batch: 6-12 months

DA-IICT Incubator


The DA-IICT Centre for Entrepreneurship and Incubation (DCEI) aims to encourage students to come up with innovative ideas and channelise their efforts to give births to new ventures based on ICT products.

Location: Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Sectors: Information and communications technology or technologies

Funding: N/A

Number Batches Graduated: 2

Startups Incubated Till Date: 6

Notable Startups: Alma Connect Solutions Pvt. Ltd, PlayPower Labs India Pvt. Ltd.



DLabs incubator has been set up by the Indian School of Business (ISB) with the objective of strengthening entrepreneurship and fostering innovation. The ISB supports the activities of DLabs through its faculty and research expertise by providing guidance, knowledge and mentorship to the entrepreneurs whose ventures are selected for incubation.

Location: Hyderabad

Founded In: 2013

Sectors: Human-centred design, design thinking

Funding: It provides Seed funding

eHealth TBI PES University- South Campus

eHealth, a government-backed technology business incubator (TBI) based out of Bengaluru.

eHealth is headed by Chairman and Managing Director, Shivaram Malavalli. The Advisory Board includes former Chief Justice of India MN Venkatachaliah, and HK Mittal, Advisor and Head of National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology and SS Badharinath, chairman, Shankara Netralaya.

Location: Bangalore

Launched In: 2008

Sectors: Biopharma, medical devices, and healthcare

Startups Incubated Till Date: 40

Duration Of Each Batch: 2-3 years

Foundation For Innovation And Technology Transfer, IIT-Dfoundation-for-innovation-and-technology-transferfitt-iit-d

FITT is an industrial interface organisation. It was established at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi as a Registered Society on July 9, 1992. The role of FITT can be seen in fostering technology development, technical consultancy, collaborative R&D, professional HR development programmes, industry site visits, event participation, corporate membership etc.

The DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research) has recognised FITT as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO). As a SIRO, FITT is eligible for full customs duty exemption for import of capital goods, raw materials and technology know-how that are required for the execution of R&D programmes sponsored by the industry.

Location: Delhi

Launched In: 2000

Sectors: Science and Engineering

Batches Incubated Till Date: 9

Global INcubation SERVices, JSS Institutions Campusglobal-incubation-services-jss-institutions-campus

Global INcubation SERVices (GINSERV) is a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) and a business accelerator. The company has been promoted by JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysore, with the support of National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.

Location: Bengaluru

Launched In: 2010

Sectors: N/A

Investment Structure: $75K (INR 50 lakh) in seed funding

Batches Incubated: 40+

Notable Startups IncubatedMineWhat, Carbon Clean Solutions Private Limited

GNEC-STEPstartup incubators

The Science & Technology Entrepreneurs’ Park (STEP-GNDEC), Ludhiana is a unique & dynamic entity promoted jointly by Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College and the DST India, to encourage entrepreneurship amongst science & technology students by providing space, environment & infrastructure for creative thinking, innovation, product and venture development.

It also facilitates live linkages between educational Institutions of academic excellence on the one hand and industry on the other. STEP-Ludhiana was one of the first six STEPs established in the country and became operational in 1987. It is spread over an area of 6 acres and apart from its administration block & workshop a working area has been set apart for prospective entrepreneurs.

Location: Punjab

Launched In: 1987

Sectors: Mechanical & IT

Duration of Each Batch: 6 weeks to 6 months.

IAN Incubatorian-incubator

One of the popular  startup incubators, IAN’s incubator helps entrepreneurs to convert their ideas into becoming successful and profitable ventures by supporting them in business planning, mentoring, recruiting their top team, commercialising their technologies, developing their products, getting early engagement and customer validations from the market, transfer of technologies, getting early seed funding, help in forging partnerships at the national and global level, advice on intellectual property, training and development and many other things.

Location: Delhi

Launched In: 2010

Sectors: Sector-agnostic (cleantech, manufacturing, IT, web-enabled services, healthcare, foodtech, ecommerce, fintech etc.)

Investment Structure: Mentor-centric

Batches Graduated: It follows a cohort model

Startups Incubated Till Date: 60

Notable Startups Incubated: Mukunda Foods, India College Search, Senisibol

Number of incubated startups that have received investments: 12

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park iim-calcutta-innovation-park

IIM Calcutta has established a not-for-profit (Section 8) company called IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) to promote entrepreneurship and Innovation. The IIM Calcutta Innovation Park provides both physical and virtual incubation.

Location: West Bengal

Launched In: 2014

Sectors: Social enterprises, MSME’s

Investment Structure: Connect incubatees to various funding sources including funding schemes floated by the IIMC-IP (in association with investors), funding partners, Government seed/venture fund, collateral free bank loan (if eligible). IIMC-IP aims at organising seed funding to all incubatees and ensuring a successful exit in 18-24 month time frame.

Duration Of Each Batch: 18-24 months

Batches Incubated Till Date: 4

Notable Startups Incubated: Doctors for you, Edwell solutions, Utopia

IIT Hyderabad Incubatoriit-hyderabad-incubator

IIT Hyderabad, with a vision to bring in innovation through its various initiatives, has established a technology business incubator in the campus.

Location: Hyderabad

Founded In: 2007

Sectors: IT, big data, cloud technology, GIS, healthcare, events

Notable Startups: Cloudgust, The Atlanta Foundation, ScribLeaf

IIT Madras Incubation Cell (IITMIC)iit-madras-incubation-cell-iitmic

IIT-M Incubation Cell (IITM-IC) is the umbrella body for nurturing and overseeing innovation and entrepreneurship at IIT Madras. With incubation through bodies such as the RTBI, CTIDES, IIT Madras has also pioneered innovation with groups such as the CFI, CSIE and the IITMEF.

The IITM-IC seeks to nurture technology- and knowledge-based ventures through their startup phase by providing the necessary support to help entrepreneurs survive in the competitive market and reach a stage where they can scale-up their ventures further. It is recognised as a TBI by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology, GOI.

Location: Chennai

Launched In: 2013

Sectors: Technology- and knowledge-based ventures

Investment Structure: It is a government organisation, it does not provide funding assistance

Startups Incubated Till Date: 558 companies incubated at IITM-IC. 44 companies incubated at the sister incubator – IITM’s Rural Technology Business Incubator (RTBI).

IIIT-H Foundation

IIIT-H Foundation is one of the startup incubators authorised by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Government of India, to “recommend” a startup for availing the benefits under Startup India Action Plan. IIIT Hyderabad started supporting startups in 2008 with the vision of commercialising cutting-edge technologies developed in its research centres. The Department of Science & Technology, recognised the incubation facility as a TBI in 2012, following which, the Foundation opened its doors to startups outside the institute as well.

Location: Telangana

Launched In: 2012

Sectors: Artificial intelligence, AR/VR, gaming

Investment Structure: It has provided Seed funding to 15 startups till date

Batches Incubated: 13

Notable Startups Incubated: Ziffy, EBHASHA, Nanohealth, tourity

iit-gandhinagar-incubatorIIT Gandhinagar Incubator

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) places significant emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship and community engagement. Its undergraduate programme includes innovative elements, such as an emphasis on the liberal arts, project-oriented learning, compulsory courses in design and the life sciences, diversity and globalisation. The students get a chance to expose themselves to the importance of community engagement in its five-week foundation programme.

The Institute organises several hands-on design competitions and incorporates several initiatives within its curriculum to cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship skills among students. IIT Gandhinagar incubation centre is currently incubating companies started by its alumni and is open to companies from outside.

Location: Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Founded In: 2012

Sectors: High growth technology companies that generate commercial and social impact.

Batches Incubated: Nine

Notable Startups: Cubeit, Tinker Tank, 4DEA

iitg-technology-incubation-centre-iitg-ticIITG – Technology Incubation Centre (IITG-TIC)

IITG-Technology Incubation Centre (IITG-TIC) is registered as a Society under the Registration of Societies Act XXI of 1860. It supports 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.

IITG-TIC is also one of the startup incubators approved and recognised by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India. The Technology Development Board, under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, has also approved grant assistance to IITG-TIC to support startup units. IITG-TIC has a seven-member Governing Body under the Chairmanship of the Director of IIT Guwahati.

Location: Guwahati

Launched In: 2009

Sectors: Electronics & communication engineering, computer science & engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, information technology, polymer products, fruit processing, herbal medicines, electrical appliances, metal utensils/ accessories, agriculture implements, cane & bamboo products, engineering industries, product development, testing & trials, test marketing, mentoring

Batches Incubated Till Date: 5

Investment Structure: IITG-TIC may provide soft loan which entirely depends on the availability of funds/grants/schemes meant for the purpose. The soft loan will be sanctioned only to the registered companies. The soft loan is available for upto 80% of the project cost.

Incube Venturesincube-ventures

Incube Ventures is a private organisation committed to evolving into an institution, nurturing creative ideas and incubating them through their initial growth phase, guide and mentorship through its startup incubator. With this, they aim to trigger innovation in entrepreneurs to build more interest. Incube Ventures has sponsored India’s First Social Venture Fund registered with SEBI as Category I Alternate Investment Fund for investing in socially-oriented companies, SME innovations, and technology-based companies.

Location: Ahmedabad

Founded In: 2010

Sectors: Healthcare deliveries, clean energy, sustainable rural business

Funding: Registered under SEBI as a Social Venture Fund, they provide as well as accept grants from charitable institutions, societies, micro-finance institutions which, is not accommodated under the traditional PE framework.

Startups Incubated Till Date: 15+


The startup incubator and venture management helping startups with capital, business strategy and structure, providing access to the right network and support.

Location: Bengaluru

Launched In: 2007

Sectors: Ecommerce, mobile applications, customised gifting and branding solutions, software products

Investment Structure: N/A

Notable Startups Incubated: Vyomo, General Sentiment

innovation-incubation-centre-iic-pandit-deendayal-petroleum-university-pdpuInnovation & Incubation Centre

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University’s 100-acre campus is located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The Innovation & Incubation Centre (IIC), functions with the aim to provide mentorship and financial support to young innovators and entrepreneurs for accomplishing their dreams by developing their ideas. IIC is open to any person with an innovative idea for further development, assistance, and to turn their ideas into viable businesses. It is an 18-month programme.

Location: Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Launched In: 2015

Sectors: New and renewable energy, oil & gas, agricultural, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, transportation, computer technology, information technology, chemical, education, material science, civil & infrastructure, ecommerce, art, automobile technology, aerospace technology, communication, and electronics.

Funding: IIC provides funding assistance in form on a seed loan

Duration Of Each Batch: 18 months

Notable Startups Incubated: PowerTreeYobo

international-centre-for-entrepreneurship-and-technologyInternational Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology

One of the best startup incubators, icreate (International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology) is an autonomous institution that identifies, nurtures and mentors the spirit of budding entrepreneurs and provides them with all the assistance one requires during the entrepreneurial journey.

Location: Ahmedabad

Launched In: 2012

Sectors: Information Technology, electronics, biotechnology, nano-technology, robotics, non-conventional energy – green, bio-medical equipment & devices, agro & food processing

Investment Structure: Once incubated, icreate provides funding of up to $22K (INR 15 lakhs), monthly sustenance, mentorship, networking opportunities, support and assistance (including physical infrastructure) for taking ideas to ‘Proof of Concept’ stage.

Number Batches Graduated: 4

Startups Incubated Till Date: 17

Duration of Each Batch: 13 Weeks


An ecosystem with a peaceful and professional ambience, with a variety of spaces ranging from co-working, 5-20 seater cabins, and a centralised environment control, this incubator aims at providing the best to startups.

Location: Noida

Investment Structure: Investment of up to $37K(INR 25 lakhs) as seed money, through government, supported corpus fund. Later on, investments through angels and VCs on a case to case basis.

Notable Startups Incubated: Unify Cloud, Zolt, RailYatri

kerela-startup-missionKerala Startup Mission

Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) formerly known as ‘Technopark Technology Business Incubator’, is one of the best non-academic startup incubators, hosted and housed inside Asia’s largest IT Park Technopark. It is a joint association of Technopark, Trivandrum and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and started operations in 2007. KSUM is the pioneer champion among startup incubators which functions with a vision to support and nurture startups in the state of Kerala. The Technopark TBI is spread over 20,000 sq. ft. is and sports world-class IT infrastructure.

Location: Trivandrum, Kerala

Launched In: 2006

Sectors: IT, electronics, bioinformatics, and e-learning

Investment Structure: No equity (government organisation)

Batches Graduated: N/A

Startups Incubated Till Date: 220

Duration of Each Batch: 1 year for each company

Notable Startups Incubated: Mobme, Innoz, Waybeo

Number of Incubated Startups That Have Received Investments: 30

khosla-labsKhosla Labs

Khosla Labs was set-up by Vinod Khosla and Srikanth Nadhamuni in 2012 as an innovation lab to focus on solving large-scale problems driven by technology and entrepreneurial zeal. The projects get prototyped through in-house design and technology teams. These prototypes are pilot tested on the ground to get feedback and market validation. Based on the project traction and business plan, the project gets funded by Khosla Ventures’ seed fund and a new company gets spun-off by the lead EIR(s) from the lab.

Location: Bengaluru

Launched In: 2012

Sectors: Mobile payment & banking, retail efficiency, healthcare delivery, and big data analytics

Life Science Incubator at IKP Knowledge Parklife-science-incubator-at-ikp-knowledge-park

IKP Knowledge Park has set up a Life Science Incubator (LSI) with an incubation space of around 3,200 sq.ft. It is built for 8 incubatees to encourage and nurture startup companies and spin-offs in pharmaceutical and biotechnology related areas. The LSI was set up with the support of National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) of Department of Science and Technology (DST) Government of India. The LSI received $3 Mn seed fund support from National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India in 2008.

The LSI includes a fully furnished dedicated lab space, shared equipment and an assistance programme that is expected to benefit innovative startup companies and scientist entrepreneurs.

Location: Hyderabad

Launched In: 2006

Sectors: Pharmaceutical and biotechnology

All the incubatees at the Life Science Incubator can avail in-house funding for their R&D and product development activities. The LSI follows well-defined criteria and methods to fund the incubatee companies under this Seed Fund Support scheme.

Batches Incubated: 8

Notable Startups Incubated: Biomax Life Sciencesi-Trace Nanotech Pvt. Ltd.Magellan Life Sciences™ Pvt. Ltd.

malviya-centre-for-innovation-incubation-entrepreneurship-iit-bhuMalviya Centre for Innovation Incubation & Entrepreneurship, IIT BHU

Malaviya Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (MCIIE) is a not-for-profit Society at IIT (BHU), dedicated to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a pedestal to help knowledge-driven enterprises to establish and prosper under organised scientific guidance. It also facilitates swift commercialisation of a product based on sophisticated technology.

Location: Varanasi

Sectors: Firms that can create jobs, commercialise new technologies, and strengthen the national economy

Batches Incubated: 10

Notable Startups IncubatedArt Eye SolutionsEdulution

manipal-university-technology-business-incubatorManipal University Technology Business Incubator

The Manipal University Technology Business Incubator (MUTBI) is an initiative of Manipal University for nurturing and developing innovation and entrepreneurial skills among its faculty and students, as well as people of the region. It is one of the 54 TBI’s funded by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India to promote innovation-driven startups in Udupi District.

Location: Manipal

Launched In: 2010

Sectors: Information technology, renewable energy and energy conservation system, MEMS/nanotechnology

Investment Structure: Funds of $5-10K(INR 4 to 8 Lakhs) from Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME)

– Funds upto $37K (INR 25 Lakhs) (Soft loan / Equity participation) from Technology Development Board (TDB), DST

– Funds upto $75K (INR 50 Lakhs) (Soft loan/equity participation) from National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), DST, Government of India

Startups Incubated Till Date: 10+

Notable Startups Incubated: Manipal Printronics Pvt. Ltd, The Smart Techies Pvt. Ltd., Fracktal Works Pvt. Ltd

mica-incubatorMICA – Incubator

One of the best startup incubators, MICA Incubator (Communication Technology-Based Business Incubator) is an incubation centre specifically for the strategic marketing and communication sectors to commercialise and nurture ideas and innovations. It helps ventures conceptualise, develop, and manufacture innovative processes, formats, mediums of communication for reaching out to individuals or masses. It provides them with training, mentoring, intellectual support services and the requisite infrastructure.

Location: Gujarat

Launched In: 2010

Sectors: Communication service technologies, communication product technologies, communication equipment, applications tools for communication business

Investment Structure: Equity

Startups Incubated Till Date: 30+

Duration of Each Batch: 11 month – 12 month

Notable Startups: Shabda Nagri, Don’t Scratch Your Head

nasscom-10000-startups-warehouseNASSCOM 10,000 Startups Warehouse

NASSCOM’s 10,000 Startups is a vision, which is committed to incubate, fund, and provide ambient support to impact 10,000 technology startups in India by 2023. The aim is to nurture hatchling startups into full-fledged technology stalwart companies, by giving them support via access to startup incubators, accelerators, angel investors, venture capitalists, startup support groups, mentors, and technology corporations. It has its startup incubators in several Indian cities.

Investment Structures: Startups can share their fine-tuned funding pitches to leading angel investor networks and get up to $300K (INR 2 Cr).

The startups also get a $14K (INR 10 lakhs) fully-loaded startup kit, with enormously useful and tech-savvy business tools from Microsoft, AWS and Google.

The NASSCOM 10,000 Startups Warehouse is an incubation and co-working space programme. It is present across 10 cities.  The Warehouses offer terrific co-working space in central locations across the country.

Location(s): Nasscom has its startup incubators in Bengaluru, Noida, Gurugram, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kochi, and Vizag.

national-centre-for-aerospace-innovation-and-research-ncairNational Centre for Aerospace Innovation and Research

National Centre for Aerospace Innovation and Research (NCAIR) is a collaborative consortium of the Indian aerospace manufacturing sectors providing research and technology to its members with a vision to create a world-class aerospace manufacturing ecosystem in India.

It serves as a catalyst for collaboration between industry, academia, research & development organisations, and the government with an aim to provide economically viable and sustainable solutions to the Indian aerospace manufacturers by promoting innovation, knowledge creation, entrepreneurship, and dissemination of know-how.

Location: Mumbai

Launched In: 2010

Sectors: Aerospace and related sectors

Investment Structure: It is a government organisation, it does not provide funding assistance.

Batches Incubated Till Date: 5

ndbi-nid-incubatorNDBI (NID Incubator)

The NDBI is part of a commitment of NID (National Institute of Design), that aims to promote design-focussed startups. NDBI not only supports designers to turn their ideas and concepts into successful competitive businesses but also provides an environment where they can develop the essential business management skills and systems that enable them to grow. The NBDI basically wants to create a new class of entrepreneurs, the Design-preneurs.

Location: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar

Founded In: 2004

Sectors: Young, design-focussed entrepreneurs

Funding: via DIPP, through venture ready fund scheme

Batches Incubated: 10+

Duration of Each Batch: 18 months (+6 months extension)

Notable Startups: Dhama Apparel Innovations Pvt. Ltd, Robots Alive Consulting Pvt. Ltd

nitk-science-technology-entrepreneurship-park-nitkstepNITK-Science Technology Entrepreneurship Park

NITK–STEP (formerly KREC-STEP) was established on August 31, 1994, in KREC campus.

Location: Mangalore, Karnataka

Launched In: 1994

Sectors: Information technology, electronics & robotics, multi-disciplinary technology integration, engineering design, and consultancy.

Investment Structure: Incubatees of startup units can avail Seed capital support through “Seed Support System to Startups at Incubators” a scheme of the Technology Development Board implemented at NITK-STEP. Four incuabtees are given seed capital support of $7K-$14K (INR5-10 Lakhs) per incubated startups, with the first instalment of support already released.

Number Of Startups Graduated: 40

Batches Incubated: 12

nit-trec-step-tiruchirapalli-southNIT TREC-STEP

TREC-STEP is a pioneering organisation, promoted in 1986, by the Central and State Governments of India, such as the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Government of Tamilnadu, along with national financial institutions such as IDBI, IFCI, ICICI and other institutions, for spearheading the promotion of science and technology, innovations and knowledge-based ventures.

TREC-STEP is a model, full-fledged science park situated on 50 acres of land, with a unique innovation and research orientation and well-honed systems for nurturing technology innovations into high-tech, high-growth startup enterprises.

TREC-STEP provides comprehensive, end-to-end support for start-up promotion and growth, with five dedicated, venture incubation packages such as strategic support, infrastructure, funding, IPR strategy facilitation and internationalisation, and ICT support.

Location: NIT Campus, Tiruchirapalli

Launched In: 2004

Sectors: Cleantech, IT, engineering, biotech

Notable Startups Incubated: Pure TechGreen Connect

nsrcel-iim-bangaloreNSRCEL, IIM Bangalore

NSRCEL is the entrepreneurship and incubation centre at IIM Bangalore. The centre supports very early stage enterprises that would otherwise not be accepted elsewhere. These services are offered at significantly subsidised rates. NSRCEL’s pro bono initiatives include a number of knowledge dissemination workshops every year. The most important of these is a monthly workshop named 4 startups – dealing with different aspects of starting up or growing an enterprise that attracts between 250 and 400 entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs every month.

Location: Bengaluru

Launched In: 2002

Sectors: Sector-agnostic (ecommerce, fintech, healthcare, FMCG, social enterprises, and cloud-based IT solutions)

Investment Structure: 5% Equity

Number Batches Graduated: 10

Startups Incubated Till Date: 57

Duration of Each Batch: 12 Months

Notable Startups Incubated: Amagi, Just books, Milaap, Zoojoobe, Gamatics

padup-venturesPadUp Ventures

This tech incubator is backed by serial entrepreneurs & seasoned senior executive professionals. Aiming to create a national world-class incubator with high quality mentoring capabilities across the tech sectors, which will ignite and support innovative technology-driven ideas that solve real problems.

Location: NCR

Launched In: 2016

Sectors: It incubates Technology and mobile startups

Investment Structure: Undisclosed

Startups Incubated Till Date: 10

Duration of Each Batch: 18 to 24 or even 30 months depending upon the need and progress of the startup

Notable Startups Incubated:, Neuron,

periyar-technology-business-incubatorPeriyar Technology Business Incubator

Periyar Technology Business Incubator is a grant-in-aid project of National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) of Ministry of Science & Technology. The operations and management are governed by a separate board comprising of DST representatives, technical experts, bankers, venture capitalist, technopreneurs and academia.

Periyar TBI has a full-fledged testing laboratory with equipment to serve all biological and organic sample testing. It has a small formulation unit, common facility centre; tissue culture production unit to support medicinal plants based product development. Individual incubation space is allotted for eligible enterprising units and other infrastructure and facilities are provided for rent. A sales outlet is provided in the incubator for incubatees who run the outlet as a professional shop and share the earnings.

Location: Tamil Nadu

Launched In: 2006

Sectors: Herbal, health products, biotechnology, food processing, and agro ventures.

progress-softwares-incubatorProgress Software’s Incubator

Progress Software launched a 23-seater, 1,600 sq. ft. facility. The programme aims to help early-stage startups that are building business applications. Startups that are at the prototype stage of an idea can leverage the Progress Pacific and Progress Rollbase solutions to gain productivity benefits and faster time-to-market for their business applications.

The Pacific Incubator programme provides workspace for each startup and access to the Pacific platform to build their solutions. Progress engineers will be available to help the startups by lending their expertise among others. Mentoring and providing access to markets, depending on the merit of the startup’s idea. The company has no plans to take any equity in the startups in lieu of giving them space that is worth (notional) INR 10,000 a seat per month.

Location: Hyderabad

Founded In: 2015

Sectors: Programme software, IT

Funding: Gives access to resources and products, without any service charges or any equity payment. The only expectation is that startups build their solution on the Progress Cloud app development platforms.

Number of Batches Graduated: 2 cohorts

Duration of Each Batch: 6 months


The PSG-Science & Technology Entrepreneurial Park (PSG-STEP) was established in 1998 with the support from Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, IDBI and ICICI at PSG College of Technology to promote technology-based enterprises in the areas of software, electronic products, hi-tech mechanical products, and eco-friendly textile products & bio-technology using the core strengths of PSG College of Technology. The incubation facility at PSG-STEP is spread over an area of 25,000 sq. ft.

Location: Coimbatore

Launched In: 1998

Investment Structure: A Seed Fund Support Scheme has been constituted by PSG-STEP with support from Technology Development Board (TDB) & National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India to extend financial support to technology ventures to cater to the early stage requirements of startups.

Startups Incubated Till Date: 36

Investment structure: Seed funding upto $75K (INR 50 lakh), with a 5% interest rate and a 5 year period of loan repayment.

Sectors: ICT, electronics, and mechanical

Notable Startups IncubatedCloud Assert IndiaLifeTex

sardar-patel-technology-business-incubatorSardar Patel Technology Business Incubator

Established in Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, in 2009, SP-TBI is an initiative to nurture a culture of entrepreneurship in the creative minds of young engineers, so that their ideas are implemented into newer products or services that have marketing potential. It has partners like the Department of Science and Technology, India, National Entrepreneurship Network (Wadwani Group) Institute Alumni Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (S.P.I.T) Entrepreneurship Cell (S.P.I.T)

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Launched In: 2015

Sectors: Education, health, energy, livelihood and smart city technologies, IOT, ecommerce , innovative SaaS, big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, hybrid business models with technology at its core, social startups, women-led startups.

sathyabama-university-tbiSathyabama University-TBI

The main objective of SU-TBI of Sathyabama University is to produce successful entrepreneurship in marine technology, biotechnology, and engineering research. The TBI is exclusively for the development and promotion of entrepreneurship in the combined area of marine and bio-resource utilisation. The objective is on the basis of its accessible potential resources.

Location: Tamil Nadu

Launched In: 2013

Sectors: Marine, biotechnology, engineering and tech, waste management.

Startups Incubated Till Date: 21

Duration Of Each Batch: 2 years

rural-technology-and-business-incubator-rtbiRural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI)

Location: Tamil Nadu

Launched In: 2006

Sectors: Rural/underserved societal segments, leveraging ICT (Information and Communication Technologies)

Startups Incubated Till Date: 42

Batches Incubated: 15

Investment Structure: RTBI incubated companies are eligible for the following investments: Seed capital: Interest-free loan up to $7K (INR 5 Lakhs).

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises grant up to $9.3K (INR 6.25 Lakh). The Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE) Scheme offers convertible debt or equity, up to $37K (INR 25 Lakhs). The Technology Development Board also funds convertible debt or equity, up to $37K.

Under the NSTEDB – Seed Support Scheme, Convertible debt or equity, up to $75K (INR 50 Lakhs) for first generation entrepreneurs is available.

Notable Startups Incubated: Desicrew, MobilTrain, Edutor, Invention Labs.

screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-6-28-11-pmScience And Technology Entrepreneurship Park

Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park, Technology Business Incubator is based at IIT Kharagpur. It helps young firms to survive and grow by providing specialised support services during the critical period of a business venture i.e. the startup phase. The goal is to nurture successful indigenous technologies and growth oriented entrepreneurs/enterprises. It provides space as well as a seed fund to the startups.

Location: Kharagpur

Launched In: Established in 1986 and commenced operations in 1989

Sectors: Technological ideas or technologies under development to enable them to reach the marketplace.

Notable Startups Incubated: Ikure Techsoft Pvt.Ltd.

science-technology-park-university-of-puneScience & Technology Park, University of Pune

Scitech Park is one of the leading science and technology entrepreneurship parks in India. It is jointly promoted by the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Location: Pune

Launched In: 1994

Sectors: IT & innovative technologies

Investment Structure: They have a TDB Seed Fund for startups in Incubators

The Government of India constituted the Technology Development Board (TDB) in September 1996, as per the provisions of the Technology Development Board Act, 1995. The Act enables the creation of a fund for technology development and application to be administered by TDB.

Both DST and TDB SEED funds are parked with Scitech Park, Pune.

Batches Incubated: 17

Startups Incubated Till Date: 45

Notable Startups Incubated: Omni Bridge System Pvt. Ltd, Probity Soft Pvt. Ltd, Watchwitz Pvt. Ltd, Signmod Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd, Ayugen Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Tirubaa Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Jampot Photonics Pvt. Ltd.


It’s a physical incubator spread over 2,000 sq. ft. in Mumbai. Startups being incubated at the Seedfarm get access to inputs from sector experts who come in to advise the startups on various aspects of the business.

Location: Mumbai

Founded In: 2006

Sectors: Consumer internet, ecommerce, sports, education, healthcare, financial services, analytics, services and online ticketing

Funding: $150K (INR 1Cr.), if this works, then Seedfund does a follow-on investment of $2 Mn.

Notable Startups Incubated: MyDentist, Level10 Entertainment, Chumbak

Investment: Invested in 32 companies so far

sidbi-innovation-incubation-centre-iit-kanpurSIDBI Innovation & Incubation Centre, IIT Kanpur

SIDBI Innovation & Incubation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur was set up in collaboration with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to foster innovation, research and entrepreneurial activities in technology related areas.

Location: Kanpur

Launched In: 2000

Sectors: Technology related ventures

Investment Structure: Startups to nominate 3% of his/her company’s share in favour of IIT Kanpur and 1% in favour of the mentor.

Startups Incubated Till Date: 50+

Duration of Each Batch: The companies are permitted to stay in the incubator for a period of two years. They may be granted maximum two extensions for 6 months each at a time at the sole discretion of the Institute.

Notable Startups IncubatedAarsh management solutionsMessiah Labs

shriram-institute-for-industrial-research-shriram-scientific-and-industrial-researchShriram Institute for Industrial Research

The centre has been established to provide services in the fields of plastics, rubbers, with a specialty of chemicals and waste management. Its activities involve the development of products, processes & technologies for new entrepreneurs and updation and diversification for established industry majors. The TBI provides professional technical services to upcoming entrepreneurs to manage, maintain and plan their business specifically during incubation.

Location: Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi

Launched In: N/A

Sectors: Plastics and rubbers, speciality chemicals and formulations, waste management

Duration of Each Batch: One to three years

shri-mata-vaishno-devi-university-technology-business-incubation-center-society-smvdu-tbicSMVDU TBIC

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Technology Business Incubation Center Society (SMVDU-TBIC) is established at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Kakrial, Katra and registered with the Registrar of Societies, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, under Societies Registration Act VI of 1998. SMVDU- TBIC has been established with the grant-in-aid from NSTEDB, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra.

SMVDU-TBIC is the first ever TBI in the State of J&K and Himachal Pradesh. SMVDU-TBIC has been identified as one of the 68 incubators to recommend startups under Startup India Initiative.

Location: Jammu and Kashmir

Launched: 2015

Sectors: Biotechnology (microbial, plant, medical genetics and diagnostics), engineering (electronics, robotics, ecommerce, GSM/GPRS based technology, alternative energy management, and business development.

Startups Incubated Till Date: 7

society-for-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-sineSociety For Innovation and Entrepreneurship, (SINE)

SINE is a broad spectrum technology business incubator hosted at IIT Bombay. It incubates technology startups coming out of/ founded by IIT Bombay community/students. The maximum incubation support is for three years. SINE provides shared workspace, access to technical resources, facilitates business network, provides seed fund to incubated companies.

Location: Mumbai

Launched In: 2004

Sectors: Sector-agnostic

Investment Structure: Upto $37K-44K (INR 25-30 Lakhs)

Number Batches Graduated: SINE doesn’t have a batch approach. Incubation proposals are accepted round the year

Startups Incubated Till Date: 82

Duration of Each Batch: 3 years

Notable Startups Incubated: Sedemac Mechatronics, Seclore Technology, IdeaForge, Technology, Covacsis Technologies, Vegayan Systems, Purple Squirrel, SMS Gupshup, ThinkLabs

Number of incubated startups that have received investments: 50% of the startups have received funding.

society-for-innovation-entrepreurship-in-dairying-sined-technology-business-incubatorSociety for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Dairying (SINED) Technology Business Incubator

This TBI is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. It is promoted by the Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Dairying (SINED) and hosted by National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal. The TBI promotes the concept of growth through innovations and applications of technology, support, economic development strategies for Small Business Development.

Location: Karnal, Haryana

Launched In: 2008

Sectors: Dairy and food processing, feed technology, dairy farming, fish farming, apiculture & honey processing, biofertilisers, biopesticides & panch-gavya products based on dung and urine.

Duration Of Each Batch: 18 months

startup-oasis-rajasthanStartup Oasis Rajasthan

Startup Oasis is a Jaipur-based incubation centre that is developing an ecosystem in Rajasthan to inspire and support students, aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups to solve persistent problems.

Startup Oasis has been set-up as the joint initiative of RIICO, Rajasthan’s premiere industrial promotion organisation, and CIIE at IIM-A. RIICO and CIIE felt the need to tap into the pool of traditional Rajasthani entrepreneurship and use their joint expertise of to channelise the entrepreneurial energies and to foster creativity and innovations in order to solve some of the most obstinate problems of the state.

Location: Rajasthan

Launched In: 2015

Investment Structure: Upfront funding support of $9K (INR 6 Lakhs) for startups with basic validation/prototyping and that are ready to pilot in Rajasthan/Madhya Pradesh with incubation support from Startup Oasis. Funding of $30K (INR 20 Lakhs) for startups which have a validated business model and are looking to scale its operations in Rajasthan/MP with incubation support from Startup Oasis.

startup-villageStartup Village

Startup Village is India’s first PPP (Public Private Partnership) model.The key promoters of Startup Village are the Department of Science and Technology, Technopark Trivandrum and Mobme wireless. They have launched a digital incubator recently.

Location: Kochi

Launched In: April 2012

Sectors: Product startups in Internet mobile sector

Investment Structure: It is a non-profit organisation, doesn’t take equity

Batches Graduated: 2

Startups Incubated Till Date: 69

Duration of Each Batch: 6 months

Notable Startups Incubated: Finrobotics (Neyya), Exploride, iTraveller, Mindhelix (Rico),

Sectors: Sector-agnostic

Number of incubated startups that have received investments: 15

step-birla-institute-of-technologySTEP-Birla Institute of Technology

Birla Institute of Technology – Science and Technology Entrepreneurs’ Park (BIT-STEP) (earlier Small Industries Research and Development organisation) at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi is the first Science and Technology Entrepreneurs’ Park approved and established by National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEBD), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

The Science and Technology Entrepreneurs’ Park (STEP) programme was initiated to provide a reorientation in approach to innovation and entrepreneurship involving education, training, research, finance, management, and government. To forge a close linkage between university, academic, and R&D institutions on the one hand and industry on the other. To promote entrepreneurship among science and technology persons and to provide R&D support to small scale industries mostly through interaction with research institutions.

Location: Ranchi

Launched In: 1987

Sectors: Mechanical engineering

step-thapar-universitySTEP, Thapar University

This Science and Technology Entrepreneur’s Park was established as a joint venture between the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Thapar University (TU) in April 2005.

The Science and Technology Entrepreneur’s Park (STEP) at Thapar University is a centre for business incubation that has emerged as a nursery for entrepreneurs and a launch pad for MSMEs. STEP is playing the role of a catalyst for change in the MSME sector by tapping new business opportunities through commercialisation and transfer of technology.

Location: Patiala

Launched In: 2004

Sectors: Agri bio-technology, bio-fertiliser, food biotechnology, tissue culture.

Batches Graduated: 25

Duration of Each Batch: 3-6 months

tagore-centre-for-green-technology-business-incubationTagore Centre for Green Technology Business Incubation

The Tagore Centre for Green Technology Business Incubation (TCGTBI), a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, is set up to promote innovation and entrepreneurship by converting and translating technology ideas and innovation in various disciplines of science and engineering into products, processes and services for commercial exploitation and the benefit of society.

To accomplish its goal, TCG-TBI runs and manages a Business Incubator (BI) at Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST, Shibpur) to facilitate the incubation of new enterprises with innovative technologies by admitting them at the BI and providing them physical, technical, and networking supports and services.

Location: West Bengal

Launched In: 2013

Sectors: Sector-agnostic

Investment Structure: Seed Loans to a select few incubated startups.

tbi-bits-pilaniTBI, BITS Pilani

BITS Pilani in association with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has established a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in the area of Embedded Systems and VLSI Design. BITS has set up a Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) to give a specific boost and emphasis to entrepreneurship development. In its office space, the organisation can house between 10-12 companies at a time. BITS also provides training to the startups in business communications and provides short courses on business management.

Location: Pilani

Founded In: 2005

Notable Startups Incubated: redBus

Technology Business Incubator, Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University

The Centre for Biotechnology was established in 1987 in Anna University with financial support from Department of Biotechnology, Delhi, University Grants Commission, Delhi, and Anna University with an objective:

(a) to provide educational and training facilities in different areas of biotechnology;

(b) to carry out fundamental research in the frontier areas of biotechnology and

(c) to promote research and consultancy activities in the development of various areas of biotechnology. The centre is one of the distributed information centres (DIC) set up by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

Location: Chennai

Launched In: 2002

Sectors: Biotechnology, bioprocess technology, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology & genetic engineering.

Investment Structure: N/A

Startups Incubated Till Date: 15

technology-business-incubator-graphic-era-university-dehradunTechnology Business Incubator, Graphic Era University, Dehradun

This (TBI) has been active at the Institute from 2015. It is a joint initiative by the University and the Department of Science and Technology. The TBI is generated, enumerated and implemented by the Foundation for Innovative and Technology Transfer – the industry interface unit of the Institute.

Graphic Era University has also set up the Science and Technology Entrepreneurs’ Park (STEP), to give a specific boost and emphasis to entrepreneurship development. The TBI along with STEP shall jointly promote entrepreneurial leadership across all disciplines, facilitate entrepreneurial activity amongst students, and invite entrepreneurs to use the TBI’s services so as to develop end products for commercialisation.

Location: Uttarakhand

Launched In: 2014

Sectors: Biotechnology, IT, environment, ecology

technology-business-incubator-iit-dTechnology Business Incubator, IIT-D

Proposals are accepted from ventures that are initiated by one or more members of academic staff, students or alumni of the Institute or a faculty-student led company for this technology incubator. They are strict on venture selection and interested companies should explore tying up with college professors. DST and MSME grants are available for the venture’s fund requirements.

Location: Delhi

Founded In: 2000

Sectors: Technology, research, industry

Notable Startups: ekam, Inkilab Technologies, Planin, Credext Technologies

technology-incubation-and-entrepreneurship-society-tiets-iit-kharagpur Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Training Society, TIETS

TIETS has created an avenue for its incubatees where they get fund support, mentoring, evaluation and prototype branding. The activities of the society are complementary of the Science & Technology Entrepreneurs’ Park (STEP) of IIT-KGP. The STEP provides the real incubation space to its incubatees. The activities of TIETS has led to the formation of the entrepreneurship cell of IIT-KGP run by the students under the guidance of Professor Dhrubes Biswas, the Professor-in-Charge of Incubation & Entrepreneurship programs of IIT-KGP.

Location: West Bengal

Launched: 2008

Sectors: ICT and electronics, wireless communication, image processing, and medical.

Investment Structure: Early stage funding.

Startups Incubated Till Date: 100

technology-business-incubator-kiit-universityTechnology Business Incubator, KIIT University

The KIIT-TBI, an initiative of KIIT University supported by NSTEDB, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India offers incubation facilities and enables the incubatees to work in a secure, innovative and entrepreneurial environment as they progress through various stages of entrepreneurial development.

The KIIT-TBI got recognised as a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in 2008 by the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Government of India under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology. With this, it has become the first such TBI in the state of Odisha and one amongst the 60-odd in the country.

Location: Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

Launched In: 2008

Sectors: N/A

Startups Incubated Till Date: 30+

Notable Startups Incubated: Roboticwares Pvt LtdHellodoctor24x7 Pvt LtdinDNA Life SciencesZiplr Technology Pvt. Ltd

technology-business-incubator-nit-calicutTechnology Business Incubator NIT Calicut

The National Institute of Technology Calicut is a technical institution of national importance and runs on a non-profitable basis. It provides workspace with shared office facilities with emphasis on business and professional services necessary for nurturing and supporting early growth of technology and technology-based enterprises. It has set up a Technology Business Incubator TBI-NITC with the support of the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) and the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, to incubate startups  in the IT and electronics sector.

Location: Calicut

Sectors: Technology, knowledge

Startups Incubated Till Date: 30+

Notable Startups: Neologic, Eden Technologies, DE 3.2

technology-business-incubator-for-medical-devices-biomaterialsTechnology Business Incubator for Medical Devices & Biomaterials

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Government of India encourages innovation and entrepreneurship in medical technologies through technology business incubation support to innovators, startups and industry. It is located within the Biomedical Technology Wing campus of SCTIMST at Trivandrum. It is financially supported by the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) and the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India (funding awaited).

Location: Kerala

Launched In: 2008

Sectors: Medical devices, biomaterials, healthcare

Investment Structure: It’s an government organisation, does not provide funding


A public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, three of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H, ISB & NALSAR), and key private sector leaders, T-Hub aims to be the catalyst in building Hyderabad as a startup city and Telangana as a startup state.

The founding partners include the Government of Telangana, IIIT Hyderabad, Indian School of Business, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research. The campus is spread over an area of 70,000 sq. ft.

Location: International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad Campus, Telangana

Sectors: Tech-based startups

university-of-madras-technology-business-incubatorUniversity of Madras, Technology Business Incubator

The Technology Business Incubator at University of Madras (TBI-UoM ), is a joint initiative of the University of Madras and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. It was established in October 2006 at a project outlay of $741K (INR 4.97 Cr) This venture was set up to facilitate the growth of knowledge-based sustainable businesses in the areas of herbal and biotech products for the health industry.

Location: Chennai

Launched In: 2006

Sectors: Health-related herbal and biotech industries

unltd-hyderabadUnLtd Hyderabad

UnLtd Hyderabad is an incubator for social entrepreneurs and the largest network of social change makers in AP and Telangana. It funds and support individuals whose ideas, passion, and entrepreneurial skills can bring long-term solutions to social problems.

Location: Hyderabad

Founded In: 2013

Sectors: Social welfare

Investment Structure: Seed funding

Number Batches Graduated: 3

Startups Incubated Till Date: 20 social entrepreneurs

Number of incubated startups that have received investments: Alumni and current fellows have raised about $120K (INR 82,13,00) in the last 2 years.

vellore-institute-of-technology-technology-business-incubatorVellore Institute of Technology – Technology Business Incubator

VIT Technology Business Incubator (VIT-TBI) is a joint initiative between VIT University and Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. VIT-TBI provides incubation support to startup ventures.

Location: VIT, Vellore

Launched In: 2003

Sectors: Automotive engineering, biotechnology, ICT, and manufacturing

Investment Structure: VIT-TBI provides seed funding (through TDB and DST grants), innovation funding through TePP program of DSIR, incubation grants through MSME and technology commercialisation support through TCFA program of TIFAC, and facilitation to raise angel investment through various angel networks.

Batches Incubated: 8

venture-centerVenture Center

It is the CSIR initiative for technology businesses (inventors and scientist-entrepreneurs). The Venture Center is a technology business incubator specialising in tech startups offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise.

Location: Pune

Launched In: 2006

Sectors: Tech startups offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering

Investment Structure: It provides funding of $37K (INR 25 lakhs)

Notable Startups Incubated: Antfarm


VentureStudio aims to nucleate an ecosystem of innovation that accelerates regional economic development and create a national and global impact. It believes that practicing design-led approaches to business creation will foster an ecosystem of innovation. VentureStudio also offers a product and business creation opportunity through a full-time six-month fellowship programme for entrepreneurs, engineers, innovators and designers to learn and practice designing their own companies. Fellows work in teams to identify critical market needs, generate and prototype novel solutions, and develop business models to launch scalable businesses to satisfy such needs.

Location: Ahmedabad

Founded In: 2011

Sectors: Innovation that accelerates regional economic development and creates a national and global impact.

Startups Incubated Till Date: 20+

Duration of Each Batch: 6-month fellowship

Notable Startups: OoWomaniya (a product by Impetus Wellness), cruxbot, Wockito

villgro-innovations-foundationVillgro Innovations Foundation

Villgro is on a mission to enable innovations to impact the poor through social enterprise. It was recognised as an incubator under the Department of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Micro-Small-Medium Enterprises, Government of India. It provides mentoring, fellowship, funding and networking.

Location: Chennai

Launched In: 2001

Sectors: Social enterprises

Investment Structure: It provides funding of $75K (INR 50 lakhs) (milestone-based) and this is invested as equity and/or quasi-equity

Startups Incubated Till Date: 100+

Notable Startups Incubated: Onebreathe, Skillveri

wadhwani-centre-for-entrepreneurship-developmentWadhwani Centre For Entrepreneurship Development

The incubator facility at ISB was set up in 2008 under the institute’s Wadhwani Centre for Entrepreneurship Development. The initiative educates and assists young entrepreneurs in the area of business planning, and promotes entrepreneurship as a valid career option.

Location: Hyderabad

Launched In: 2008

Sectors: Tech startups

Notable Startups Incubated: Orka


Zone Startups India

Zone Startups India is the Mumbai location of the Toronto-based Ryerson Futures Inc. – the technology accelerator and investment arm of Ryerson University. Zone StartupsIndia is a collaboration between BSE Institute (a subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange), Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone (incubator), Ryerson Futures Inc, and Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Location: Stock Exchange, Mumbai

Launched In: 2015

Sectors: Sector-agnostic

Duration of each batch: Companies can enter at different stages through a variety of supported pathways. They can remain and grow here until they feel ready to move on.

Notable startups incubated: Areysun, shieldsquare, Neuron


Incubators with Less info

Achariya College of Engineering Technology achariya-college-of-engineering-technology

The Acharya Institute of Technology in partnership with IBM, have set up an Incubation Centre to provide an ambience for promoting entrepreneurship among the Achariya Students.

Acharya-IBM Entrepreneur Incubation Center [EIC], brings together startup entrepreneurs, investors, and IBM’s experienced mentors, who are focussed to incubate their new venture. As part of IBM’s Global Entrepreneur initiative, it helps innovative entrepreneurs build their businesses around the smarter planet to reap market opportunity.

Location: Puducherry

Sectors: Academic and industrial projects related to everyday issues.

Investment Structure: It provides Seed funding.

amal-jyothi-rural-technologies-business-incubator-amal-jyothi-college-of-engineeringAmal-Jyothi Rural Technologies Business Incubator

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) is an initiative of National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology (DST). The aim was to develop an institutional mechanism to create an entrepreneurial culture in academic institutions to foster the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship amongst the faculty and students.

Location: Kerala

Investment Structure: Up to INR 1 Lakh to incubated startups

Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

A-IDEA, a technology business incubator is an initiative by the ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (ICAR-NAARM, GOI) with the support of Department of Science & Technology for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture in India. a-IDEA operates under the initiative of the Centre for Agriculture Innovation (CAI).

Location: Telangana

Launched In: 2014

Sectors: Agriculture and allied sectors

Investment Structure: The incubator has invested in four startups to date.

business-incubation-centre-ic-iit-patnaBusiness Incubation Centre (IC), IIT-Patna

With the support of State Government of Bihar, this IC will be a joint effort with DeITY Government of India. The state government will provide matching funds and its agencies like Bihar State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd (BELTRON) will also collaborate.

The proposed incubator at IIT-Patna will have programmes designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of industry support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by incubator management and offered both in the incubator and through its network of contacts.

Location: Patna, Bihar

Launched In: Proposed, not launched yet

Sectors: Electronic system design and manufacturing with a focus on medical electronics.

centre-for-innovation-and-business-incubation-cibi-iit-roparCentre for Innovation and Business Incubation

The Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar has received a grant to set up a Technology Business Incubator in Punjab. The grant received will be utilised to contribute towards the Central Government’s “StartUp India Programme”. The incubator will foster innovation and entrepreneurship culture in the state over a period of five years. Science and technology will be its thrust areas.

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Assam Downtown University

Initiatives are taken for innovation and entrepreneurship development through Venture Labs for incubating startups. Each year incubatees are selected through a business idea-generation contest – “Manthan” in association with the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship, Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Young India, and Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship.

Location: Assam

centre-for-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-iiit-hCentre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIIT-H

The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) facilitates IP management and entrepreneurship development at the institute. The CIE plays a role in the entire process – from identifying technologies, packaging them and supporting the beneficiaries in customer development. Beneficiaries vary from large industry players to sole entrepreneurs, and engagement models include equity participation, royalty and upfront payments. The CIE conducts courses such as the Technology Entrepreneurship (TE) elective for students.

Location: Telangana

Launched In: 2011

Sectors: Gaming, machine learning, IOT

development-of-entrepreuners-through-incubation-detiace-1Development of Entrepreneurs Through Incubation (DETI@ACE)

DETI@ACE an acronym for Development of Entrepreneurs Through Incubation at Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, is a registered entity Under Society Act, TN. This is supported by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The area of focus of DETI@ACE is “GPS & ICT based-Systems”

Location: Tamil Nadu

Launched In: 2011

Sectors: GPS and ICT-based systems

Startups Incubated Till Date: 11

dkte-technology-business-incubatorDKTE Technology Business Incubator

Location: Pune, Maharashtra

Launched In: 2009

Sectors: Innovative technologies in biotechnology, Ayurveda, biomedicine, renewable energy, environment, IT, engineering and electronic sectors, along with textile & garment technology

Duration of each batch: 2-3 years

ekta-incubation-center-maulana-kalam-azad-university-of-technologyEkta Incubation Center, Maulana Kalam Azad University of Technology

Location: West Bengal

Founded : 2007

Sectors: Biotech and IT, Bio-informatics, computer sciences, and material sciences

er-perumal-manimekalai-college-of-engineeringEr.Perumal Manimekalai College of Engineering

To promote the development of knowledge-based innovative ventures and to improve the competitiveness and survival instincts of the MSMEs, the Incubation Centre seeks to identify and create a favourable ecosystem for encouraging startups and drive the manufacturing domain with sustained employment opportunity and enterprise creation.

Location: Tamil Nadu

entrepreneurship-development-cell-edc-banasthaliEntrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)

Location: Rajasthan

Launched In: 2012

Sectors: Electronics and ICT

Investment structure: The funding is available as a mix of loan and equity. The funding in form of loan at 3.5% per annum (charged on monthly reducing balance) would be made for a duration not exceeding two years from the date of registration of the company, or admission to incubation cell of B-TIDE, whichever is later. Maximum funding would be upto $37K (INR 25 Lakh) (subject to maximum 80% of project cost and not more than 50% of total funding as equity capital)

goa-it-innovation-centerGoa IT Innovation Center

The Goa IT Innovation Centre, is Goa’s first IT Incubator which has been established by the Department of Industries Trade and Commerce, Government of Goa, and the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry to hand hold and assist IT startups to successfully establish their companies in Goa.

Location: Goa

Investment Structure: Access to government loans

golden-jublee-women-biotech-park-chennaiGolden Jublee Women Biotech Park

The upcoming initiative is promoted by Department of Biotechnology, Government of Tamil Nadu and M S Swaminathan Research Foundation.

Location: Tamil Nadu

Launched In: 2016

Sectors: Biotechnology and allied areas

Startups Incubated Till Date: 10

gujarat-state-biotechnology-mission-gsbtm-savli-bioincubatorGujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM)

It is a proposed incubator.

Location: Gujarat

Launched In: 2016

Sectors: Biotechnology


Science & Technology Entrepreneurs’ Park (STEP) is a project sponsored and managed by HBTI, Kanpur along with Department of Science & Technology, GOI It is also financed by various financial institutions like IDBI, IFCI, and ICICI along with active funding from the Government of Uttar Pradesh, through its Department of Science & Technology and Department of Industries.

Location: UP

Launched In: 1987

Sectors: Paints, chemical, and IT

healthcare-technology-innovation-centre-htic-iit-madrasHealthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC)

Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC), a multi-disciplinary R&D centre, is a joint initiative of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India that brings together technologists, engineers, doctors, and healthcare professionals, industry and government to develop healthcare technologies for the country.

HTIC collaborates with leading medical institutions and a wide range of industry players in various areas such as ophthalmology, ultrasonography, orthopaedics, neonatal care, patient monitoring, to develop and deploy healthcare technologies. It is yet to launch its services as an incubation centre.

Location: Tamil Nadu

Launched In: 2016

Sectors: Medical devices

hindustan-college-of-engineering-and-technologyHindustan College of Engineering and Technology

The Hindustan Technology Business Incubator (HTBI) & Hindustan Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (HEIC) is focussed on encouraging the innovative talents of the students. In its present form, a cell for entrepreneurship activities was established in August 2007 in collaboration with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN).

Location: Tamil Nadu

Launched In: 2015

Sectors: Technology and entrepreneurship

Startups Incubated Till Date: 8

hit-incubator-hitech-institute-of-technology-odishaHIT Incubator, Hitech Institute of Technology

Location: Odisha

Launched In: 2015

Sectors: Electrical, electronics & computer engineering

iiit-allahbad-info-communication-incubation-centerIIIT-Allahabad Info Communication Incubation Center

Location: UP

Launched: 2015

Sectors: Information technology

IIMT College of Pharmacy

Location: UP

Launched In: 2015

Sectors: Pharma industries, healthcare

incubation-centre-iit-patnaIncubation Centre, IIT- Patna

The Incubation Center (IC) at IIT-Patna is a result of collaboration between the Government of India (47%) and the Government of Bihar (53%). This is an $7 Mn (INR 47.10 Cr) project associated with the Make In India initiative.

The IC is specifically focussed on incubating ventures in electronics systems design and manufacturing (ESDM) and medical electronics. It provides world-class facilities for design, testing, prototyping and fabrication. The objective is to ensure incubation of ideas in medical electronics.

Location: Patna

Launched In: 2015

Sectors: ESDM with focus on medical electronics

Investment Structure: Seed funding

ksidc-keralaKSIDC, Kerala

Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (KSIDC) is mandated to attract and promote industries in Kerala. A nodal agency for foreign and domestic investments in the state, KSIDC facilitates clearances, approvals, and processes various incentive schemes for starting new business ventures.

Location: Kerala

Investment Structure: It provides equipment purchase loans to startups.

mit-entrepreneur-development-cellCED (Council for Entrepreneurial Development)

The CED (Council for Entrepreneurial Development) facilitates business and technology partnerships by combining academic research with practical experience. The centre coordinates with corporate and venture capitalists to provide entrepreneurs with people, tools, and expertise to bring new products to market successful.

Location: Chennai

Launched In: 2015

Sectors: Electronics & automobiles

Investment Structure: Business plan competition with an opportunity to win $1500 (INR 1 Lakh) annually.

mitcon-biopharmaMITCON Biopharma

Location: Pune, Maharashtra

Launched In: 2002

Sectors: Biotechnology, Ayurveda, biomedicine, renewable energy, environment, IT, engineering and electronic sectors

mitcon-biotechnology-business-incubation-centreMITCON Biotechnology Business Incubation Centre 

MITCON was formed as a technical consultancy organisation in 1982 jointly by ICICI, IDBI, IFCI, SICOM, MIDC, MSSIDC, and various other banks. It is headquartered at Pune and has a presence across the country through offices at Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Nagpur, which are equipped with high-speed communication networks and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

Location: Pune

Launched In: 1982

m-p-stepM.P. STE

The Madhya Pradesh Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park (STEP, is located at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology.

Located: Bhopal

Sectors: IT and innovative technologies

MSME Business Incubator NMAM Institute of Technology

A Business Incubation Centre, sponsored by the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), was inaugurated at the NMAM Institute of Technology (NMAMIT) at Nitte in Udupi district on November 3, 2015.

Location: Karnataka

Launched In: 2015

Sectors: IT and biotech

national-small-industries-corporation-limited-new-delhiNational Small Industries Corporation Limited

Location: New Delhi

Launched In: 2005

Sectors: Energy pumps

niet-technology-business-incubatorNIET Technology Business Incubator

The TBI is a not-for-profit set-up dedicated to supporting the growth of very early stage technology-based businesses. It is an extremely entrepreneurial business environment that fosters collaborations and sharing among emerging companies, while respecting independence and creation of wealth, thus increasing entrepreneurial spirit amongst young talent.

Location: Noida

Launched In: 2014

Sectors: ICT & bio-technology

Startups Incubated Till Date: 100 (total capacity of the centre)

nsic-technical-service-centerNSIC Technical Services Centre

NSIC (Liveli Business Incubator Center) provides technical support to MSEs through ‘NSIC Technical Services Centres’ and a number of extensions and sub-centres spread across the country.

Location: Gujarat

Launched In: 2005

Sectors: Energy pumps

pes-university-karnatakaPES University, Karnataka

PES University has four companies operating inside the campus. These are mainly working in the incubation mode which may come out with their prototypes to launch commercial operations. The university encourages students and staff to use the furnished facility on campus for incubation support for their ideas.


Process Cum Product Development Centre 

The Process cum Product Development Center (PPDC) for Sports Goods & Leisure time Equipment at Meerut, is a premier national institute to cater to the technical needs of the sports goods industry throughout the country in collaboration with UNDP and Government of U.P. The centre aims at upgradation of technology in the sports goods industry through the induction of new technology, new products and improved designs. It is an incubator under the MSME scheme of the government.

rolta-innovation-and-incubation-centreROLTA Innovation and Incubation Centre

The ROLTA Innovation and Incubation Centre has eight cells: a product development cell, NANO satellite project cell, industry-institute interaction cell, vision cell, web development and internet radio cell, entrepreneur development cell, and intellectual property rights cell. The building and other infrastructure needed to start the centre was financed by Kamal K. Singh.

Location: Madhya Pradesh

Launched In: 2014

Sectors: Engineering

Investment Structure: No funding, just mentoring and assistance

Batches Incubated: 33

Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park 

Location: Karnataka

Launched In: 1987

Sectors: Food processing, textiles and building technology

Investment Structure: Technology assistance

shri-shankaracharya-technical-campusShri Shankaracharya Technical Campus

Shri Shankaracharya College of Engineering and Technology was established in 1999with the goal of providing education in engineering and management, a close interaction with the industry, and a strong emphasis on research.

Location: Bhilai, Chhattisgarh

Launched In: 2011

Sectors: Sector-agnostic

shri-venkateshwara-college-of-engineeringShri Venkateshwara College of Engineering

Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India recognised the college for establishing a business incubator in the college campus for implementation of the scheme “Support for Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development of SMEs through Incubator”.

It is one of the proposed startup incubators.

Society for Innovation & Development (SID)

The SID works in close association with IIS-B and it offers its services to researchers and scientists affiliated with the institution and accepts tie-ups from industrialists as well. They incubate IP-based startups.

Location: Karnataka

Launched In: 2004 for Incubation Centre

Sectors: Bioinformatics, image processing and recognition, materials, MEM’s, organic electronics, early detection of diseases, drug design, mobility, and renewable energy

Batches Incubated: 8

sri-ramakrishna-engineering-collegeSri Ramakrishna Engineering College

SREC-BI is an initiative supported by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise, Government of India. SREC-BI aims to nurture technology- and knowledge-based entrepreneurs, right from ideation stage to starting a business venture.

Location: Tamil Nadu

Sectors: Nanotechnology, composite material, embedded systems, IoT, electrical and electronics, electronics instrumentation & sensors, and automated test systems.

Investment structures: Financial assistance (Incomplete information on the website)


SJCE Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park (STEP) was established in 1985, on the campus of SJCE, with the support of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, IDBI, Department of Science & Technology and Government of Karnataka. It is one of the first three STEPs (Startup incubators) and has been accredited as the BEST STEP among the 14 STEPs established throughout the country. Over the period, it has evolved several methodologies to develop entrepreneurs.

Location: Mysore, Karnataka

Launched In: 1987

Sectors: Electronics and IT

step-iit-roorkeeSTEP- IIT Roorkee

Location: Roorkee, Uttarakhand

Launched In: 1987

Sectors: Environment, Materials and IT

STEP, Thapar University

Location: Punjab

Launched In: 2004

Sectors: Biotechnology, IT, electronics and mechanical

st-peters-engineering-college-technology-business-incubatorSt.Peter’s Engineering College – Technology Business Incubator

St. Peter’s Engineering College – Technology Business Incubator has been established with the financial support of Government of India to promote technopreneurship among science & technology professionals.

Location: Tamil Nadu

Launched In: 2009

Sectors: Refrigeration and cold chain

Investment Structure: Early stage financial support

tbi-at-krishnapath-incubation-societyTBI at Krishnapath Incubation Society

Location: Ghaziabad, U.P

Launched In: 2007

Sectors: Information technology, electronics, and mechanical engineering

Investment Structure: It provides seed funding of $75K (INR 50 Lakh), sanctioned through DST.

Number of Incubated Startups That have Received Investments: 8

Batches Incubated Till Date: 11

technology-incubation-and-development-of-entrepreneurship-tide-uohTechnology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurship

Location: Telangana

Launched In: 2012

Sectors: IT & electronics, communication technology

technology-innovation-and-incubation-centre-tiicTechnology Innovation and Incubation Centre

Technology Innovation and Incubation Centre is the industrial interface of Atal Bihari Vajpayee-Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior was established in 2008. It is a registered society under the MP Act 1973. This centre has been set up due to initiatives were taken by the IIIT-M faculty, students and strong alumni base.

Location: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Launched In: 2008

Sectors: ITES and products

Batches Incubated: 5

technology-business-incubator-konguTechnology Business Incubator

The startup incubator joint venture of Kongu Engineering College and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Location: Tamil Nadu

Launched In: 2003

Sectors: Electronics and ICT

Investment Structure: Funding assistance upto $75K (INR 50 Lakhs).

Number Of Startups Graduated Till Date: 37

Batches Incubated: 12

TIDES Incubation Centre

TIDES is a sector agnostic technology business incubator hosted at IIT Roorkee to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. TIDES incubates startups with innovative technologies and offers benefits such as Seed funding, office space, mentoring, access to R&D Labs, availing govt’s StartupIndia schemes & funds and more. To date, 50% of its incubated startups have received funding.

Location: Uttarakhand

Launched In: 2011

Sectors: Agnostic

Duration Of Each Batch: 2 years

Startups Incubated/Pre-Incubated Till Date: 15+

Notable Startups IncubatedLog 9 MaterialsMadGuy LabsThe Indian Iris


tnau-technology-business-incubatorTNAU Technology Business Incubator

Location: Tamil Nadu

Launched In: 2011

Sectors: Agriculture and allied areas

Investment Structure: $64K (INR 42.66 Lakhs)

Startups Incubated Till Date: 11

trident-business-incubatorTrident Business Incubator

Trident-BI (Business Incubator) has been established as a joint initiative of Trident Academy of Technology (TAT), Bhubaneswar and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium (MSME) Enterprises of Government of India, New Delhi. Trident-BI supports members of the TAT ecosystem including staff, students, alumni, faculty, and R&D partners, in creating successful business ventures that can translate benefits from technology and knowledge innovations to the society at large.

Trident-BI is working to fulfil its mission of promoting aiding and fostering the growth of MSMEs in the country.

Location: Odisha

Launched In: 2015

Sectors: Biotech, Internet startups, engineering industry.

Vel Tech Technology Incubator startup-incubators

Location: Tamil Nadu

Launched In: 2010

Sectors: E-waste, bio-waste, plastic waste management, 3D printing, embedded systems/VLSI, MAV/ robotics, automobile, renewable energy and IT/ITES.

Investment Structure: Seed fund support under various government programmes.

Patel Pharmaceutical Education & Research Development (PERD) Centre

Location: Gujarat

Launched In: 2006

Sectors: Pharma and biotech

Investment Structure: Assistance in funding

zonal-technology-management-business-planning-and-development-unit-ztm-bpd-iari-new-delhiZonal Technology Management – Business Planning and Development Unit

The startup incubators’ ZTM & BPD unit’s main objective is to provide IP protection, showcasing, transferring, and commercialising the ICAR institutes innovations. They also act as an agri-business incubator to incubate new startup businesses.

Location: Delhi

Sectors: Mass propagation of seeds, hybrids, planting material, biofertilisers/biopesticides/ vermicomposting, biotechnological tools and techniques including methods of mass multiplication/isolation of novel genes, food processing and post-harvest technology, precision farming, development of supply chain, ICT-related application in agriculture, retail chain, and agricultural implements.

TBI – International Centre for Innovation, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Sectors: Healthcare, medtech, Indian medicine & social entrepreneurship

Other Startup Incubators In India

Apart from the above-mentioned startup incubators, there are a few more names. However, we could not find exhaustive information about these startup incubators, but they are worth mentioning as they aid the startup ecosystem in the country.

In case we have missed out on any startup incubators, drop in a comment or send us an email at [email protected].

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is directly sourced from the concerned startup incubators, individuals and/or website and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

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