Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship
Where ideas are nourished, and enterprise is encouraged
NU’s core principles of making learning industry-linked, technology-based, research-driven and seamless as well as our thrust on holistic development ensure that our students evolve into independent thinkers and innovators. As a result, NU has emerged as a hotbed of innovation and enterprise today.
CIIE plays a key role here in promoting student-owned startups at NU. It builds awareness, manages the university’s various entrepreneurial initiatives, and also incubates innovative ideas in all emerging technologies.
In addition, the university’s MHRD Innovation Council (MIC) encourages, inspires and mentors young students to work with new ideas from their formative years.
Mission and key objectives
NIIT University’s students have a spirit of entrepreneurship that helps to infuse fresh new ideas into business and organisation.
Its key objectives are to:
- Foster the entrepreneurial spirit
- Create technology-based new enterprises
- Create value-added jobs and services
- Facilitate technology transfers, and
- Promote the speedy commercialisation of R&D output
Activities and services
CIIE conducts various activities and offers a host of services to NU’s young entrepreneurs. These include:
Hackathons and more
- HackNU 2.0 (Hackathon)
- IdeateNU 2.0 (Ideathon)
- Internal hackathon, as a prequel to the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s Smart India Hackathon
- Workshop on fundamentals of preparing a business plan
- Start-up Expo (Inter-university competition)
- Idea pitching competition
- Case study competition
- Business conclave
- Elektro Vakbeurs, an exhibition of electronics-based projects
- Silicon d’Art
Motivational talks by leading entrepreneurs
Meet our amazing young start-ups
Trackyo, which was founded by Yash Agarwal and Kritika Jain, is working on customised security solutions such as vehicle monitoring and driver assistance systems. The start-up is associated with Carnegie Mellon University, Fly high, t–high and Auto Nebula.
AzukArin, which is founded by Ayushi Goel and Archit Kaila, is working on developing a smart refrigerator that can notify its users about the availability and status of its contents so that they can plan and order groceries accordingly. The venture was adjudged the best student start-up at a student start-up exposure programme organised by the Government of Rajasthan and won a trip to Silicon Valley for the same.
Ragno Electronics is an Internet of Things (IoT) start-up set up by Sachin Reddy, SR Rahul and Rohit Samineni. It is helping industries to conserve resources by achieving energy efficiency, and to use smart automation, IoT and artificial intelligence to collect and analyse data for further efficiency gains.
LIMEWIT: Our alumni aren’t only setting up tech-based ventures. Lakshay Dhupar, Rahul Ranjan, Hussain Abbas BW, and Sai Praneeth (Class of 2019) set up LIMEWIT as a platform for untapped talent. They are leveraging their expertise in creative content development and management as well as the power of social media to enable artistees, including writers, photographers and other creative artists to showcase their talent to a wider audience.
Our young entrepreneurs have also brought laurels to their alma mater by winning numerous awards for their start-up products and services ideas.