Incubation Centre
IIT Patna

India’s leading ESDM and Medical Electronics Incubator

We are nicknamed as ‘IC’ and for a reason

Nestled in the sprawling and pristine surroundings at the 500+ acres campus of IIT Patna, Incubation Centre IIT Patna (known as IC and IC IITP) is the ideal destination for startups taking early entrepreneurial steps in Electronic System Design and Manufacturing, Medical Electronics and Information and Communication Technology domains.

Our carefully designed incubation and pre-incubation programs support startups – through state of the art technical facilities required for work in ESDM sector, corporate quality office and communication facilities, mentoring support from industry / investors / IIT Patna faculty /other experts and seed fund support – to translate a technology/business innovation to a commercially viable product offering and to launch it in the market.

Now you know why we are called ‘IC’ as in ‘Integrated Circuits’.

We can make an impact together

We are particularly keen to work with companies who, through their innovative solutions, will make healthcare accessible and affordable to common man.
We also look forward to working with those companies who will reduce our nation’s dependence on other nations in our focus domains and will impact the lives of many in a positive way.
We mostly engage with entrepreneurial aspirants and early stage startups in their attempt to create a commercially viable product offering and to launch it in the market. We like to maintain a multi-cultural environment and are open to entrepreneurs from across the country.

You have an idea where we can support?

We have processed more than 700 applications in last 4 years and have worked with more than 40 startups in Medical Electronics, Healthcare, IoT, Automation, Robotics, Waste Management, Industrial Solutions, Consumer Electronics, Education and so on.
You can apply with us If you:

  • Are a team of (or company owned by ) Indian nationals
  • Are in a stage between prototyping and early scaling
  • Have not received any equity based investments from another incubator
  • Need mentoring and/or infrastructure to progress further
  • Need an affordable, knowledge rich and productive work environment

You can apply using our Apply page or drop a mail to incubation_ic@iitp.ac.in

You are in the middle of opportunities in Patna

History and modernity meets at the banks of river Ganges at Patna. Erstwhile Patliputra, capital of the renowned Maurya Empire, Patna is now a modern buzzling city with all amenities and facilities expected from a state capital.

Patna has a vibrant startup ecosystem which is ably supported by Government of Bihar, Industry associations and Investment Networks. It may need a bit more time to reach the league of Bangalore and Delhi, but Patna has surely come of age. There are multiple startup events, pitching sessions, seminars, workshops and other networking opportunities every year.

IC is in a location that can serve a significantly large geographical area and market. NCR and Kolkata which are two major markets/supply sources/ investor hubs are overnight travel away.So is Ranchi and Lucknow, state capitals of Jharkhand and UP.

Educational hubs such as Varanasi , Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Bhuvaneshwar etc are nearby and offer abundance of talent.

Patna is well connected with all major cities relevant for startup community (Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai) through direct flights and trains.

Problems worth solving are solved Together

Having the right partners and right environment makes a lot of difference to what you do. IC is blessed with many productive partnerships that has created value for our startups.

Biodesign Centre AIIMS Delhi and AIIMS Patna helped our startups in design and validation of medical devices.

Indian Angel Network mentors companies in investment space and help IC in our selection process.

NEILIT Patna centre enables skill training and provide access to ESDM trained manpower to startup companies.

Chizel help our companies with micromachining requirements at a discounted rate.

Industry bodies such as CII brings to the table governance support, entrepreneurship events and networking opportunities with industrialists and businessmen.

We are constantly striving to create more of such synergies. We believe that the problems worth solving can only be solved by ‘Us’ and not by ‘I’.

IC is Partnering in Nation Building

IC came into existence with the support of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Govt of India and Department of IT, Govt of Bihar.

The operational expenses and advances lab equipment are in place thanks to MeitY funds.

The beautiful 30,000 Sq Ft dedicated building, state of the art class 100 clean labs (under construction) and seed funds are in place thanks to Govt of Bihar.

IC is a partner with Dept of Industries, Govt of Bihar in Bihar Startup Policy Implementation;and with Department of Science and Technology, Govt of  Bihar in promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship at community level; and MSME, Govt of India for capacity building programs.

500
B-Plans screened
50
Startups supported
500
Seed funding
5
Patents filed

Being the first incubatee of IC, we grew with the centre. Excellent infrastructure, a phenomenal MedTech Mentor and unlimited access to Prototyping labs enabled us to accelerate our Product development. Any ESDM start-up can magnify their growth with their incubation program.

Llewellyn D’SaFounder, Bionic Hope Pvt Ltd

Our journey truly began when we got incubated at IC. IC management and team believed and stood with us in our early days of struggle. Seed funding of Rs 10 Lakhs
enabled us to perfect our products and conduct pilots which lead to major customer acquisitions such as Bangalore Airport.

Ankur JaiswalFounder, 4Mirrortech Innovatives Pvt Ltd

We have been fortunate to be part of the IC IITP family. We received mentorship, office facilities, seed fund and plenty of intangible help that was needed on a day to day basis to take our work forward.

Rahul RajCo-founder, Electro Curietech Pvt Ltd

IC provided us with a great package of network, mentorship & colleagues, helping us achieve our goals in the process. The review meetings were highly intuitive, ensuring we stay our course of action which is most important for a startup.

Abhishek GuptaFounder, Skugal Technologies Pvt Ltd

Let’s make an impact together…

If you are one of the companies who, through their innovative solutions, will make healthcare accessible and affordable to common man, reduce our nation’s dependence on other nations in our focus domains and will impact the lives of many in a positive way. We are particularly keen to work with you.
We mostly engage with entrepreneurial aspirants and early stage startups in their attempt to create a commercially viable product offering and to launch it in the market. We are open to all the entrepreneurs from across the country. Join us to be part of a multi-cultural environment.