The Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GDC) at IIT Madras completed the fourth cohort under its flagship I-NCUBATE program, that enables faculty, researchers and entrepreneurs to commercialise their technology ideas and develop robust start-ups that create positive societal impact. The Finale of Cohort 4 was held at IIT Madras campus today (13th April 2019).
The fourth cohort comprised teams working on deep-tech ideas from diverse areas including AI, Healthcare, Environment Science, Material Science, Logistics and Building Materials. Including this cohort, GDC has now successfully completed four cohorts of I-NCUBATE, benefitting about 40 start-up teams and enhancing the entrepreneurial capabilities of over 200 participants from multiple institutions including IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry and Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest, Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India said, “I am impressed by the initiatives of the Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre in strengthening the Lab to Market movement through deep-tech start-ups. This is critical in creating a robust ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship that the Government is keen to develop. I understand that GDC intends to scale the I-NCUBATE program and establish world class nodes of innovation, which aligns with the Government’s vision of making India a global innovation hub.”