The AIC-IIITKottayam Foundation is an Incubation Centre of the Indian Institute of Information Technology Kottayam under the AIM (Atal Innovation Mission) scheme, NITI AAYOG. The centre is working towards providing existing entrepreneurs with what they require to better their businesses. It aims to provide them sufficient input in terms of knowledge, guidance, training, mentoring and demonstrations. In addition to this, space and facility will be provided.
The incubation centre is hosted at the Indian Institute of Information Technology Kottayam. IIITs are generally known as institutions of national importance and IIITK is no exception.Presently the institution is managed by Prof. Dr Rajiv V. Dharaskar, Director-IIITKottayam, and Shri. M. Radhakrishnan as officiating Registrar. Dr M.P. Rajan (Dean Academics, IISER Thiruvananthapuram) is officiating as the Dean Academics. The centre will incubate customers to increase the utility of technology relating to IoT and Cloud solutions for societal benefits.
Incubation at AIC-IIITKottayam
Incubates at AIC-IIITKottayam are given the opportunity to create their prototype and implement them after a thorough market analysis is achieved from their end. The product prototype could be initially designed with a 3D printer (if required); the software prototype could be designed at the computing space available at AIC-IIITKottayam; and, the real implementation could be carried out at the hardware level.
In addition, the software services, including platform services, will be designed considering the end-to-end holistic picture of the product in the mind. Later, the models will be exhibited jointly with the sales department of AIC-IIITKottayam.
Research Objectives at AIC-IIITKottayam
One of the main focuses of AIC-IIITKottayam would be to develop societal applications using IoT cloud technologies or similar high-end technologies. AIC-IIITK’s workbench provides support to the incubates through market analysis, consultation, feasibility analysis, technical advice, business and marketing etc.
What to look forward to with AIC-IIITK?
AIC-IIITK provides an excellent environment for startups to grow and establish themselves; their value proposition includes everything from training to patent support. AIC-IIITK gives its startups idea generation support through a knowledge hub for developing products, aid in marketing as the sales and marketing department of AIC-IIITK will ensure that the product will be utilized in society, reputation for mentors and incubates will also be ensured and the startups will be given global visibility.
The success formula framed by AIC-IIITKottayam has several aspects which makes sure everyone associated with it benefits. Keeping their partners, mentors and customers close, directly connecting customers with experts, for example from IISER-TVM, expansion of networking and by inspiring customers to submit innovative R&D projects so that the expertise level of AIC-IIITK will be increased. AIC-IIITK is an incubation centre that aims to offer the best to the incubates.
Startups at AIC-IIITKottayam
Some of the most promising of AIC-IIITK’s startups include Sygul, Auring technologies, Vugha, Black Qubes, duklr etc. All of which are unique and prospering in their own ways. Mr. HariLal S.B is the CEO of the incubation centre and Dr. Shajulin Benedict is the Director.
MoU was signed with RelianceJio (JioGenNext) early this year for promoting entrepreneurship with the startups of AIC-IIITKottayam. JioGenNext is a startup accelerator backed by Reliance Industries.
The List of Startups
- VAJRA INDIA SOFTWARES AND ENTERTAINMENTS PRIVATE LIMITED
- TROPHIC BIOSYSTEMS PRIVATE LIMITED
- TEENTECHIES PRIVATE LIMITED
- SYGUL TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED
- TECHWIN IOT SOLUTIONS
- REPLICATRON RESEARCH LABS PRIVATE LIMITED
- AURING TECHNOLOGIES LLP
- MYSTIC BOGAN
- VIRMODELLO TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED
- DML INDUSTRIES
- MAKLAB INNOVATIONS
- RK ELECTROMOBILE
- JINCY JOSE ASSOCIATES CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED
- MOONHILL RESORTS & PLANTERS PVT LTD
- TRYASRA TECH. SOLUTIONS
- EDUHEX PVT LTD
- BLACK CUBES
AIC’s Success through Startups
Some of AIC’s startups have been recognized by different authorities, Vajra India Softwares, Antrika Technologies and Black Cubes were selected to the semi-finals by overcoming competitions from hundreds and hundreds of companies around the globe in the annual festival of Coimbatore Vizha. Startup Istanbul is the leading startup event that brings together founders, investors and executives in the region. AIC’s startup RK Electromobile is selected to Startup Istanbul Top 100 demo day.
Auring Technologies LLP won the IOT@INDIA2020 Award in the Industrial IoT /Industri 4.0 category Best IoT company award for north India hosted by EFY magazine at the IoTshow2020 Award Bangalore
•Hospitals and medical facilities around India are reporting critical shortages of the protective equipment they need to keep their workers and patients safe. AIC-IIITK’s startup, Replicatron Research Labs Private Limited has designed a 3D Printed re-usable COVID-19 masks with disposable filter, which helps to control virus spread.
•With the current scale of the catastrophe created by the outbreak of Covid 19 across the globe, we are going through the most challenging time in the history of our country. AIC-IITK’s Startup Teentechies Pvt Ltd runs a food, grocery and other essential item delivery firm called Deliver.
Events Conducted by AIC-IIITK Incubation Centre
- Kiddovate event
- Women Entrepreneurship Event
- Endeavor Event (Enterprises Event) – Phase I
- National Innovation Challenge Event
- Entrepreneurship Awareness Training Program
- Endeavor Event (Enterprises Event) – Phase II
- National Innovation Challenge Event-phase 11
- Women Entrepreneurship Event –Phase II
- IDEX Event
- Kiddovate event phase II
- Kiddovate event phase III
- Kiddovate event phase IV
- Kiddovate event phaseV
- Kiddovate event phaseVI
AIC-IIITK’s Corporate Partners
- AIC-Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology
- AIC- Incubation center Manipal University , Jaipur
- SS Rana & Co.
- Manipal-GoKBioincubator, MUTBI Society.
- Reliance Industries Limited, JioGEN Next