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Center for Innovation - SSN Incubation

Center for Innovation

Center for Innovation

Today there are no lack of problems to solve, but there is a strong need for startups to position themselves uniquely and stand out from the competition, for which innovation is the key.

For inculcating the essence of innovation, we have set up a 24×7 innovation platform “Build Club”, which is fully managed by our students. SSN iFound, in partnership with IIT Madras Incubation Cell, is organizing a series of events for promoting innovation among the young minds.


Most of the technology savvy entrepreneurs are strong in their respective fields and are capable of building innovative products. However, for any product to be successful, it must meet the needs of the target audience.

The first step in a startup journey is to be prepared for the journey and to have a strong conviction that the idea will work and can be commercialized. This conviction should be proved scientifically in a systematic manner.

SSN iFound has a three-month structured process to help you validate your business idea and build a minimum viable product (MVP). We deploy the lean startup methodology, business model canvas, value proposition canvas, design thinking, etc. for arriving at a product market fit speedily and cost effectively.

SSN iFound has partnered with Gopalakrishnan Deshpande Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, based at IIT Madras, for providing the above support.

Pre-Incubation program - SSN Incubation
Incubation - SSN Incubation

Once an idea is validated and the MVP is successfully tested, it is essential to search and build a business model which is viable, scalable, and repeatable.

The two-year incubation program of SSN iFound will help startups achieve this objective with the support of distinguished business and domain mentors from the following partner networks:

  • TiE Chennai
  • IIT Madras Entrepreneurship Forum
  • Keiretsu Forum
  • Headstart

To increase the scope of support and leverage the best-in-class infrastructure available in the ecosystem, SSN iFound has tied up with the following external incubators for coincubation.

  • IIT Madras Incubation Cell (Deep technology)
  • Healthcare Technology Innovation Center, IIT Madras (Healthcare)
  • Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship, IIT Hyderabad
  • Villgro (Clean Energy, Agritech, and Healthcare)
  • Assistive Technology Foundation (Assistive Care)

We are also offering Seed Spark, an online program for early-stage entrepreneurs designed by the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Centers of Excellence

We have well-equipped infrastructure with advanced software & hardware capabilities to build your products. Incubates have access to the following nine centers of excellence (CoEs) that are equipped with the latest tools & equipment and managed by eminent cross-functional departmental faculty members:

  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Smart technologies
  • Machine learning
  • Healthcare technologies
  • Speech technologies
  • Radiation and environmental science
  • Water Research
  • Industry 4.0.
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