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Innovation Space: Our Beginnings (1999 - 2008)
Prof. Sadagopan helped establish the International Institute of Information Technology, a Deemed University, popularly known as IIIT-B. The Institute is a registered not-for-profit society funded jointly by the Government of Karnataka and the IT industry. It was established in 1999 with a vision to contribute to the IT world by focusing on education and research, entrepreneurship and innovation.
During this time, startups setup their offices on campus in order to benefit from the wonderful & creative ambience.
Innovation Centre: Seed Investor (2008 - 2012)
Prof. Rajagopalan later joined Prof. Sadagopan in establishing the IIIT-B Innovation Centre. Hosted within IIIT-B University Campus in Bangalore's Electronics City, IIIT-B Innovation Centre is a hub for ICT4D research, innovation & entrepreneurship.
Incorporated in the year 2009 as a section-8 not-for-profit company, the major objectives of this company are:
- To support and incubate new ventures from those outside IIITB which can realize a synergetic partnership with the institute faculty and students
- To promote commercialization of IP generated by faculty and students of the Institute - by incubating their ventures
- To encourage Industry to set up RnD centres in which their staff can work closely with faculty and students of the institute on joint RnD projects
As one of the STARTUP INCUBATION centres approved by Governments of India and Karnataka, IIIT-B Innovation Centre received and invested (pre-seed / seed) Government of India's TIDE grants in innovative startups during this period. The startups that are chosen for investment offer solutions that are:
- Non-Trivial: Not easily replicable - with sufficient barriers to entry
- Novel: Not me too - Innovative in nature
- Nifty: Can start generating revenue within 2-3 year time frame
Innovation Centre: Incubator (2012 - 2015)
Mr. Jagadish became the first CEO of the Innovation Centre in 2012 and helped streamline the operations & seed-funding ativities of the Innovation Centre. By 2015, Innovation Centre had nurtured around 20+ startups and had invested in 7 startups (utilizing the grants received under the TIDE scheme of Government of India).
Click here to view the list of ventures Incubated at our Innovation Centre (Yr. 1999-2015).