About Us

To strengthen entrepreneurship & start-up ecosystem in Indian Institute of Technology Ropar and the country at large, the institute has been running a technology business incubator at its campus, which is an independent Section 8 Company, registered as IIT Ropar Technology Business Incubator Foundation (TBIF). It was formed in 2016 to host Technology Business Incubator (TBI) under NIDHI TBI Scheme of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. It is housed in the Administration Block of the institute with a floor area of 10000 sq feet. The incubator has its own Board of Directors with Prof. Rajeev Ahuja (Director-IIT Ropar) as the Chairman. Prof. Harpreet Singh (Dean, ICSR-II) is the Coordinator & one of the directors of TBIF. Dr. Ashish Sahani is the Faculty- In-charge of TBIF and heads the day to day operations of the organization. There is a full-time Incubation manager who operates as the chief executive of the Incubator. Infrastructure-wise the incubator provides co-working spaces as well as individual fully furnished offices for incubates, along with common amenities such as conference room, pantry, printing facility and a library. TBIF has a state-of-the-art electronic prototyping lab and a product fabrication lab. We also have a central high performance server available for use by our incubatees. We fund startups in the form of Soft loans and Seed grants. Funded mentorship support from our large pool of technical and business mentors can be availed by our incubatees. TBIF is run professionally with time bound SOPs around selection and monitoring of startups into our incubation program. TBIF is growing rapidly and aims to be one of the top business incubators of the country in the near future. The incubator has the following thrust areas:


  • IT and IT-enabled Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare Technologies
  • Clean Energy
  • Agriculture

Mission and Vision

  • To be the top business incubator of the Punjab region.
  • To provide low-risk capital to startups. Incubator will absorb risk through appropriate channeling of government funds.
  • Minimize the bureaucratic hurdles for startups by providing support in all government and legal compliances. Startups should focus only on product and business development.
  • To build facilities to such a degree that entrepreneurs incubated with us do not have to spend on procuring equipment and building facilities.

18

Startups Incubated

26

Startups Funded

4

Awards

150 L+

funded to startups

Board of Governors

Prof. Rajeev Ahuja

Chairman, TBIF

Director, IIT Ropar

Prof. Harpreet Singh

Coordinator, TBIF

Dean of ICSR-II and Prof. of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Ashish Sahani

Faculty-in-Charge, TBIF

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Founder Epilepto Systems

Dr. Prabir Sarkar

IPR Expert

Associate Prof. of Mechanical Engineering

Shri. H S Cheema

Industry Expert

Founder Cheema Boilers

Shri. Ramneek Jain

Industry Expert

CEO - Max Specialty Films Limited

Nikhil Sahni

Financial Expert

Senior Group President at YES BANK

Dr. Anil Wali

Incubator Expert

Managing Director, FITT, IIT Delhi

Dr. Anita Gupta

DST Nominee

Mr. Rajat Agarwal, IAS

Punjab Govt. Nominee

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