About SIIC

SIDBI Innovation & Incubation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur was set up in collaboration with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to foster innovation, research and entrepreneurial activities in technology related areas. Established in 2000 with the vision of transforming knowledge into wealth, the centre has a twofold vision:​​​

  • To create a generation of zealous entrepreneurs.
  • To convert novel research into valuable intellectual property.

SIIC is a one point contact for all matters related to innovation, incubation, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and commercialization at IIT Kanpur. So far, it has successfully:

  • Incubated and mentored 53 startups,
  • Disbursed seed funds of 50 Crores,
  • Collaborated with organizations like NEN, SUM, IIMA,
  • Filed 422 patents, and
  • Commercialized 60 patents (worth US$ 350,000).


SIIC offers a whole gamut of incubation facilities and services to prospective entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to convert their innovative ideas into commercially viable products. SIIC incubates ventures in technology, engineering and other interdisciplinary areas. Regular events like entrepreneurial talk series, workshops and seminars have offered SIIC a good interface and visibility in the region. It is supported by SIDBI, DIT, DST, MSME, BIRAC and DSIR to boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country.

Over the years, the center has grown tremendously and has emerged as a prestigious incubator in India (winner of the National Award for Technology Business Incubators for the year 2011). Today, it boasts of a thriving ecosystem, conducive for the growth of startups, which comprises:


  • Eight Incubation centers,
  • World class Infrastructure,
  • Excellent support services including the mentor and funding support,
  • Student-run clubs and activities,
  • Events and networking opportunities,
  • IP and technology transfer cell.



SIIC acts as a Technology Transfer Office of the Institute and provides professional aid to the IITK Faculty and students for filing patents and copyrights. So far, it has filed more than 422 patents. Furthermore, SIIC facilitates the modification and up-gradation of the softwares/products developed by the faculty/students of IIT Kanpur to meet the industry requirements with the help of a commercial partner. The concerned faculty member acts as a mentor. The commercial partner is also responsible for marketing  the product and providing customer support.



Dr. Sameer Khandekar
Associate Dean
Innovation and Incubation Room No. F-7

SIDBI Innovation & Incubation Centre, IIT Kanpur
Phone: 0512-2596646 / 2596606
Email: samkhan@iitk.ac.in; siic@iitk.ac.in



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