stem

Incubation At Sid

STEM is one of the few truly deep science
incubators in the country. Its origins in the
Indian Institute of Science give it a privileged
perspective in understanding the specific
needs and challenges of a science based
start-up. Our offerings have been honed over
more than 25 years of existence. If you have
an idea rooted in deep science that can change
the world for the better, do take a look at our
criterion, services and our existing portfolio
of carefully handpicked companies and drop
us a line if you think you are a good fit.




At SID, we incubated start-ups in the area of Deep
Science. The Leadership team at SID answers the
most frequently-asked-questions about what it
takes to be incubated at SID.

Programmes

STEM INNOVATION
ENTREPRENEURSHIP

We incubate IP-based start-ups that commercialize science and technology for societal benefit. We have a deep understanding and decades of experience of helping start-ups go from concept to commercial success. Our incubation servides are open to all and are not restricted to IISc alumni only.

FACULTY
ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

IISc faculty who are interested in taking their own expertise to market are encouraged to do so through the Faculty Entrepreneurship Program as per the applicable IISc policies.

ENTREPRENEUR
-IN-RESIDENCE

The EIR program provides the opportunity to validate start-up ideas, take them from lab to field, develop business plans, etc. This is a structured program that results in a comprehensive incubation proposal that can be evaluated. The EIR program enables validation of a large number of ideas simultaneously without the overhead of setting up a company.

FOR OUR INCUBATEES, WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING OFFERINGS:

  • SPACE
    SPACE


    Start-ups get incubated at our state-of-the-art Entrepreneurship Centre within the sylvan campus of IISc.

  • SEED CAPITAL
    SEED CAPITAL


    Our incubated companies get a seed capital as per prevailing SID norms.

  • ACCESS TO ALUMNI
    ACCESS TO ALUMNI


    IISc alumni are spread across the globe and most of them are in leadership positions in various organizations worldwide. We can help start-ups leverage the invaluable power of alumni.

  • TECHNICAL MENTORING
    TECHNICAL MENTORING


    Technical mentoring by IISc faculty that helps start-ups in better designing their products.

  • BUSINESS MENTORING
    BUSINESS MENTORING


    We have a range of mentors who have a wealth of entrepreneurial and corporate experience to help and guide start-ups during their journey.

  • CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS
    CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS


    We have a range of partners – Angel Networks, Venture Capital Firms, Global Conglomerates, Corporates, PSU etc. that help start-ups in getting access to market, raise capital, find pilot customers etc. We are also partners with global cloud providers such as AWS, MSFT, and Google Cloud that enables our start-ups in getting liberal Cloud credits.

  • ACCESS TO LEARNING
    ACCESS TO LEARNING


    IISc offers a variety of continuing education programs, workshops, tutorials, MOOCs, etc. that the start-ups can leverage.

  • IP/PATENTS
    IP/PATENTS


    Start-ups can leverage the Institute’s IP/ patents through the IPTel office and we help facilitate that.

  • ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS
    ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS


    We have academic partnerships with IIM-Bangalore, IITs, IIIT-Bangalore and various other universities that start-ups can leverage.

  • MEDICAL INSURANCE COVERAGE
    MEDICAL INSURANCE COVERAGE


    For all the employees and their families working at our start-ups.

  • ACCESS TO LABS
    ACCESS TO LABS


    Apart from traditional departments in science and engineering, IISc has several inter-disciplinary centres of excellence. These include Centre for NanoScience and Engineering (CeNSE), Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS), Centre for Biosystems Systems and Engineering (BSSE) and many more. Specialized instruments/labs in these departments are made available to start-ups
    at a concessional rate.

The Incubation Process

STEM Cell has in place a rigorous and repeatable process to evaluate entrepreneurs and business ideas.

The Parameters

  • Entrepreneurial Team
  • Customer Problem Definition
  • Technology & Intellectual Property
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Markets
  • Business Model
  • Financials
  • Societal Impact

The Jury

  • Core Team of SID
  • Faculity form IISC and other academic institutions
  • Financial and legal experts
  • Partner organizations
  • Domain experts from the industry

Stem Acknowledges the support of