Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) was started in the year 2018 to jointly run various Platforms/Programs at JNNCE with the Support of various Govt. Departments & agencies, Universities, Institutions, Companies, Industries, Startups, NES Management, JNNCE Faculty, Alumni & Students. CIE aims to create startup & Entrepreneurial ecosystem in & around Shivamogga by providing all the required facilities like incubation support, funding support, startup space, Mentors connection, Support on IPR & Startup Registration, Investors Connection, assistance in building Business plan, Financial Projection, team building, product launch, marketing, scale-up etc., CIE Also provides platform to setup Development Centers & Centers of Excellence by various startups, Industries, Agencies & MNCs at JNNCE Campus.

Here are some of the initiatives/Platforms of CIE:

NewGen IEDC- New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC) is the programme launched by National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. NewGen IEDC has a mission to "promote knowledge based and technology-driven start-ups by harnessing young minds and their innovation potential in an academic environment". Students will be encouraged to take up innovative projects with possibility of commercialization. Few amongst the "Job-Seekers" would be converted to "Job-Generators" through the entrepreneurial route. DST, GoI has approved to setup a NewGen IEDC & will be started soon.

New Age Incubation Network (NAIN) Centre- Department of IT BT, Government of Karnataka has started "New Age Incubation Network" Centre at JNNCE in 2014 to build startup & business ecosystem in and around Shivamogga. Innovative Project proposals will be invited from JNNCE students, Alumni, Research Scholars & the public every year. For Top 10 innovative ideas there will be a funding of Maximum Rs. 3.00 Lakhs per Project. Top 33 innovative projects have been funded to a maximum of Rs. 3.00 Lakhs per project for Batch-1 (2015-16), Batch-2 (2016-17) & Batch-3 (2017-18). 15 project teams have submitted their innovative project ideas for approval for Batch-4 (2018-19) & the results are awaited.

Technology Business Incubator (TBI)- Karnataka Council for Technological Upgradation (KCTU), Govt. of Karnataka has approved a TBI & will be started soon. The main objective of this TBI is to promote untapped creativity of individual innovators & to assist them to become technology based entrepreneurs. KCTU, GoK has approved to setup a TBI & will be started soon.

Technology Activities & Programs(TAP)- A club of passion driven young students excelling together, either be it in the process of creating innovations, be it being active & rebellious dreamers in turning real time challenges prevailing in academics & to develop an individual in all possible ways by learning & sharing the skillsets. A place for all the interested students to come together irrespective of their departments to be an out-of-box thinker which helps to do innovations. Ideas generated from TAP teams will be supported by other platforms for further development & commercialization.

NAIN Creative Club- NAIN Creative Club, an initiative of NAIN Centre was started on 23rd September 2017 to provide a open platform for students to learn, excel & train students by conducting workshops & Seminars on various cutting edge technologies & languages. Club supports inter-departmental activities, which ignites the students to think out of box and helps to gain & explore creativity.

Startups under CIE- 1. Ekathva Innovations Pvt. Ltd. was started in July 2018 by Mr. Vikas H C & team from NAIN first batch.

Development Centres under CIE- 1. Silfra Tech Development Centre by Silfra Technologies Pvt. Ltd. to do innovative projects on IoT, Data Analytics, Mobile Apps etc., by providing internships & job opportunities to interested students.

Many other Project Teams, Startups & Companies are in discussions to setup Startups, Development Centers & Centers of Excellence at JNNCE under CIE.

For further details Contact:
Mr. Mallesh Kumar K S,
Project Manager, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Regional Coordinator, New Age Incubation Network Centre
Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering, Shivamogga
Contact No: 7676284239
Email id:

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