Entrepreneurship with IITK


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.


Pic: Small Industries Development Bank of India

Established in 2000 with the vision of transforming knowledge into wealth, the centre has a twofold vision:

  • To create a generation of zealous entrepreneurs.
  • To convert novel research into valuable intellectual property.

SIIC is a one point contact for all matters related to innovation, incubation, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and commercialization at IIT Kanpur. Since its inception, it has incubated and mentored 53 companies of which 26 have already graduated. In 2011, SIIC was awarded the National Award for Technology Business Incubators.

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