Nirma University Incubation Centre creates a much-needed innovation, preincubation and incubation ecosystem support for students, adding to the start-up ecosystem of India and creating a strong innovation-driven culture in the University system. The existing massive pool of faculty members, researchers and research ecosystem, and common facilities are avenues for new ideas to get nourished in university system itself, and then these young innovators get entrepreneurial support at the incubator in order to become a full-fledged start-up.
The incubation process layers are summarized in the following table:
|No.||Phase||Ecosystem Layer||Key Interventions|
|II||Ideas / Innovation||
Funding & Facilities
The incubator is funded by the University itself as well as through the SSIP policy of the Department of Education, Government of Gujarat. The student team gets the SSIP grant up to Rs 2 Lacs, and in addition financial support to file the patents and IP support. The University has a dedicated space of 10,000 square feet with co-working space, offices, conference rooms, and laboratories. The incubator staff facilitates mentorship at the various stages (ideation, PoC, Prototypes, Start-up, Scale-up) in the fields of technology, IP, Legality, Finance, Marketing and Expansion.
Eligibility: Any student and Nirma Alumni up to 5 years
The Incubation Centre invites applications from the students through email.
The selected candidates will be inducted into the programme for further grooming to help them develop entrepreneurial skills and ultimately germinate a value proposition which is then funded by Nirma Incubator for transforming it into a global enterprise.