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Establishment of a Multidisciplinary Innovation Lab

PI: Prof. B.V. Phani
CO PI: Prof. Sameer Khandelar
           Prof. Deepu Philip 

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As the product life cycles are getting shorter and companies face intense pressure to be first in the market, this facility is expected to reduce the time to market and increase the profitability of start-ups. These facilities are often beyond the reach of start-ups who often face difficulty in arranging all resources. The lab will be accessible to Incubators all over the country, students and start-up entrepreneurs to test, validate and prototype their ideas into new products and services, specially in the advanced technology domains. The services are kept at nominal rates so that they can be easily afforded by start-ups and SMEs. The objective of the project is to establish a multi disciplinary Innovation Lab at IIT Kanpur so as:

  • To promote entrepreneurship by providing a perfect eco-system.

  • To provide a training ground to students by providing them right tools for experimentation.

  • To offer all facilities & services required for product development for

  • Start-ups at affordable prices.

  • To expedite the process from Lab to market.


High tech equipments like Abrasive jet cutting machine, 3D reserve engineering system, Rapid injection moulding, Laser direct structuring machine with high grade polymer 3D printer will be available in the lab. These machines will be used in conjunction with the existing machines in the Tinkering and 4i Labs at IIT Kanpur.


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