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 M. Visvesvaraya 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. Infrastructure-wise the incubator provides co-working spaces as well as individual fully furnished offices for incubates, along with some common amenities such as conference room, pantry and central laboratory. The TBIF has constituted a Proposal Evaluation and Monitoring Committee, which evaluates the business proposals as per the SOP of TBIF. The incubator caters to the incubation and mentoring needs of the future entrepreneurs of IIT Ropar and the Nation. The incubator has the following thrust areas:

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

Mission and Vision

To be updated soon...


Startups Incubated


Startups Funded



136 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