List of Incubation Centers in India

7 11 2007

Here is a list of Incubation Centers in India. Hope this helps to give you a starting point if you intend to start your own company…

Technology Business Incubator, Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani
Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur
Center for Entrepreneurship, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research
TeNeT, IIT Madras
Abhiyan, IIM Lucknow
E-Cell, IIM Kozhikode
TIME IS, Delhi
Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park, JSS Academy of Technical Education, NOIDA
National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
Entrepreneurship Development Cell, IIT Roorkee
Over a period of time, I will try to explore more into each of the above institutes and provide more information of their process.



20 responses

25 01 2008

That was an exhaustive list, but we at IIT Roorkee also have an incubation cell named STEP.
I am the secretary of the students body Entrepreneurship Development Cell, which promotes entrepreneurship amongst the students of IITR.
I would highly appreciate if you mend the list and add our name too on that list.
Thank you
Satya Vyas

21 04 2008
Prateek Dayal

Quite informative Hari!

22 04 2008

West Bengal University of Technology also maintains an incubating center know as Ekta incubation center .

22 04 2008
Indranil Das Gupta

Hi Hari,

West Bengal University of Technology is also operating an Incubation Centre – Ekta ( It is support by DST, Govt. of India.

I’m actually one of the incubate startups in Ekta.


23 05 2008
Japneet Singh

Hi Hari
We the students of NIT TRICHY also maintain an Incubation centre. Our Ecell is a part of Global Entrepreneurship Network(GEN) which is a joint initiative of the entrepreneurship bodies of the leading educational institutes across India and the globe. The other Indian associate organizations that are a part of it include
The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Bombay
The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIM Bangalore
IIT Madras
The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIM Lucknow
IIT Kanpur
IIT Guwahati
I am the Overall Coordinator for our Ecell and will be immensely grateful if you add our name to your list.
Thank you
Japneet Singh

22 06 2008
Paras Chopra


Here is a slideshow of 25+ incubators in India:

Do check it out.


26 06 2008


Please note that our VIT Technology Business Incubator actively supports Technology Startups and visit for more details

27 06 2008
Amit Sharma

Dear Hari,
I want to know how to proceed to become a member in Incubation cell in Delhi or how to proceed in order to get an incubation cell opened in a government engineering college in Delhi.

27 06 2008

Thank you for leaving valuable replies to my post.

@Amit, I do not the procedure in detail.

1 10 2008
Abdul Jaleel

Roovno is a Venture Capital firm developing Startup Prototypes and Web Applications, instead of funding. We make an idea come alive – without paying anything until the prototype secure funding from investors.

17 11 2008
Kumar Saurabh

May someone help me in knowing about any incubation centre in pune or near by.
Kumar Saurabh

3 02 2009
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Very good blog. Keep up the great work. All the best, Zander

9 09 2009
Rakesh Nangia

Punjab Infotech has set up an Incubation Centre at Mohali for supporting IT Industry. It is located at C 134, Phase VIII, Industrial area, Mohali.
II start up companies can apply for office space to the Managing Director
Punjab Infotech, Udyog Bhawan, sector-17, 5th Floor,

9 09 2009
Rakesh Nangia

It has been set up with TiE, Punjab & Chandigarh and the Government of Punjab. High quality office space with dedicated Power Suppy and centralized air conditioning is available in the Mohali Incubation Centre.
Please see advertisement in the Tribune dated 3rd Sept. 2009 inviting companies to set up their office in the Incubation centre.

20 10 2009
Rishi Arora

Then there are smaller places in Gurgaon like Rowalim Infotech, which encourages incubation by taking care of all infrastructure requirements.
They can be contacted at
A must visit place for all budding entrepreneurs.

17 01 2010
Abhishek Kapoor

IIMC just has a cell driven by a lone faculty member. One man show. There is no incubation center at IIM Calcutta. IIMC, on the whole, is not very positive for entrepreneurship.

1 06 2010
Prof. Satyajit Majumdar

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai offers 2 Years – Full Time Post Graduate Programme in ‘Social Entrepreneurship’. The Institute will soon set up an Incubation Center. Similar Programme will also be launched at the Hyderabad Campus with focus on ‘technology for social change’.

1 08 2010
Amul Bhute

Hi there,
I am Amul Bhute, we have started our Software and Web site Development operations from our home but now we are in need of more space and improved infrastructure but we cannot afford to buy or build any. In this regard how can STPI, or any other authority/Institution can help me out with their incubation Center. It will be more beneficial for us if you can tell specifically about Nagpur(Maharashtra), information regarding any other place will also do.

thanks and regards,
Amul B.

29 08 2010

If you land here, please visit and leave a comment there. I am not keeping tab on this blog anymore.

For the above blog post, visit

Thank you all for your feedback. I am in the process of updating this list. Will re-publish this very soon again.

27 10 2010

Hi all,

STPI Centres (Software technology Parks of India, Dept. of IT, MoC&IT) at Bangalore, Managalore, Chennai, Hubli, etc. provide a major incubation network across the country.

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