The Campus

Established as an autonomous centre of excellence, The International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology is taking shape on a sprawling 34 acres campus on the outskirts of Ahmedabad that will be home to imaginative & innovative brains with "do it" spirit. The building will house 100 incubates concurrently working on 40-50 projects.

The Centre will house fully furnished office rooms, classrooms, a 500 seat auditorium and two seminar halls with a capacity of 100 each, conference rooms for board meeting and other meetings with 40 seat capacity, meeting rooms for brainstorming sessions, laboratories with state-of-the-art equipments, Student IdeaLab and project rooms. The Centre will also have residential facilities for employees and incubates - single and married. In addition, an executive guest house will also be constructed on campus to host invited guest speakers.

Experience 3D Walk-Through of Upcoming Campus here.

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Mission

Facilitate new age entrepreneurial pursuits of youth that focus on innovative applications for wealth generation, employment creation and global competition.

icreate is an independent centre and facilitates "Next Generation Entrepreneurship" that blends creativity, innovation, engineering, product design and leverages emerging technologies to evolve out-of-the-box applications.

The primary goal of the Centre is to create a large quantity of quality entrepreneurs. Towards this objective, it aims to seed a new ethos wherein people will understand and encourage entrepreneurship as a preferred career option. The Centre also engages with the government to help evolve enabling policies.

Vision

Be an ecosystem devoted to promote growth of entrepreneurial capital which leverages innovations and technology.

Such enterprises will not only create rapid growth resulting into wealth generation for self and society but also contribute to employment generation.

The incubated projects are encouraged to set up their companies in Gujarat, which would create clusters of high-tech companies and contribute to the growth of Gujarat's overall economy.

The Centre also plans to tie-up with similar institutions/ incubators around the globe and network with their resources, mentors and educators.

Advisory Board

Chairman

Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy

Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founding Team Member, Infosys

Members

  • Mr. Dilip Shanghvi

    Founder & MD Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

  • Mr. Uday Kotak

    Executive VC & MD Kotak Mahindra Bank, Mumbai

  • Mr. K. Venkataramanan

    Chairman, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering, Mumbai

  • Mr. Tulsi Tanti

    Founder & Chairman, Suzlon Energy, Pune

  • Dr. Sudarshan Maini

    Founder & Chairman, Maini Group, Bengaluru

  • Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati

    Columbia University, New York, USA

  • Mr. Harsh Mariwala

    Chairman, Marico Limited, Mumbai

  • Dr. Harry Yuklea

    Director, International School, Peres Academic Center, Israel

  • Mr. Jyoti Sagar

    Founder & Chairman, J. Sagar Associates, New Delhi

  • Mr. Harkesh Kumar Mittal

    Adviser, Member Secretary, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB)

  • Mr. Karl Mehta

    Founder & CEO, EdCast Inc. Venture Partner, Menlo Ventures

  • Ms. Sulajja Firodia Motwani

    Vice Chairperson, Kinetic Engineering

  • Dr. Ashish Gupta

    Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Helion Venture Partners

Member SECRETARY

Dr. Madhu Mehta

Chief Mentor, icreate

Permanent Invitees : Members of Board of Directors of GFEE, and Founding Team members

The Eco System

The Centre is a one-stop shop that provides access to money, mentors & markets


The Approach

Driven by a holistic approach, icreate offers end-to-end solutions to entrepreneurs.

GROOMING

Programs to groom potential candidates. Also generate and convert business ideas to develop viable business/incubation plans to create new technology ventures.

INCUBATION

Facilitate the incubation of the business idea and convert the idea into a feasible concept to develop it and acquire initial customers. This will involve funding also.

MENTORING

Guide and share the efforts of creating new ventures with the potential entrepreneurs.

NETWORKING

For adding value to each phase of the venture creation process right from idea generation to venture creation.

ANGEL FUNDING

Provide early stage and seed funding to gain better valuation for the start-ups before a venture capitalist enters.

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An understanding ethos - Joy in helping others succeed

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Global linkages

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Inspiring environment for extra ordinary efforts

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Fiercely competitive yet supportive environment

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Nurture ideas, experimentation & cross-breeding

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Seamlessly blend complimentary talents to co-create

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Building required sensitivities

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Global outlook in ambition, approach & relevance

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Enable latent talent to succeed

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Encourage out-of-the-box thinking

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Solving real problems for real benefits

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Learning environment that facilitates multi-disciplinary exposure

icreate has been set up under the dynamic leadership of Shri Narendra Modi, honourable Prime Minister of India

The Board

Chairman

Mr. P K Taneja, IAS

Mr. P K Taneja, IAS

Additional Chief Secretary, Industries & Mines, Govt. of Gujarat

Mr. Arunkumar Solanki

Mr. Arunkumar Solanki

IAS, MD, GMDC

Mr. Bhadresh Mehta

Mr. Bhadresh Mehta

Vice President, Finance and CFO at Symphony Limited

Mr. S. B. Dangayach

Mr. S. B. Dangayach

Managing Director, Sintex

Prof. B. H. Jajoo

Prof. B. H. Jajoo

Adjunct Faculty Former Professor & Dean, IIM - Ahmedabad

Dr. Madhu Mehta

Dr. Madhu Mehta

Chief Mentor

Mr. Parag Amin

Mr. Parag Amin

Inventor and a Serial Entrepreneur, Philadelphia, USA

Mr. K. Thyagrajan

Mr. K. Thyagrajan

Mentopreneur & Visiting Faculty

Founding Team

Late Prof. N. V. Vasani

Late Prof. N. V. Vasani

Former Director General, Nirma University

Prof. B. H. Jajoo

Prof. B. H. Jajoo

Adjunct Faculty, Former Professor & Dean, IIM - Ahmedabad

Dr. Madhu Mehta

Dr. Madhu Mehta

Chief Mentor

Mr. Parag Amin

Mr. Parag Amin

Inventor and a Serial Entrepreneur, Philadelphia, USA

Mr. K. Thyagrajan

Mr. K. Thyagrajan

Mentopreneur & Visiting Faculty

Mr. M. C. Gupta

Mr. M. C. Gupta

Company Secretary and Visiting Faculty

Dr. Anil H. Kumar

Dr. Anil H. Kumar

Librarian & Head NICMAN, IIM - Ahmedabad

Past Members of the Board

Late Prof. N. V. Vasani

Late Prof. N. V. Vasani

Former Director General, Nirma University

Prof. Sudhir K. Jain

Prof. Sudhir K. Jain

Director, IIT Gandhinagar

Mr. V. S. Gadhvi

Mr. V. S. Gadhvi

Former MD, GMDC Ltd.

Interest Areas

  • Information Technology

  • Electronics

  • Biotechnology

  • Nano Technology

  • Robotics

  • Non-conventional Energy - Green

  • Bio-medical Equipment & Devices

  • Agro & Food Processing

Projects would often overlap more than one domain as new "real life commercial" projects will start exploiting technologies from multiple domains. Going by this trend, the Centre will periodically review, drop and add new sectors.

Team

Anupam Jalote

CEO
ceo@icreate.org.in

Vijay Nair

Campus Facility Manager
vijay.nair@icreate.org.in

Anupam Lavania

Head - Technology Business Incubator (TBI)
anupam@icreate.org.in

Ankit Machhar

Manager - Ecosystem Development
ankit@icreate.org.in

Kahini Sheth

Associate - Digital Marketing
kahini@icreate.org.in

Swarup Pandya

Executive - Business Development Services
swarup@icreate.org.in

Mrunal Panchal

Executive - Administrative Services
mrunal@icreate.org.in

Tejashree Shah

Manager-Knowledge Management & Content
tejashree@icreate.org.in

Jaimin Bhavsar

Incubatee - Administrator
jaimin@icreate.org.in

Aniruddh Mali

Technical Assistant
aniruddh.mali@icreate.org.in

Payal Patel

Executive - Administrative Services
payal.patel@icreate.org.in

Amit Golwelkar

Executive - Accounting
amit.golwelkar@icreate.org.in

institutional alliances

Technion University, Israel

IIT Gandhinagar

CIIE Initiatives, IIM Ahmedabad

CIPET, Chennai

IndextB & Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Gujarat Technological University

FICCI

Gujarat Venture Finance Limited

ATIRA

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