Indus Center for Startups, Incubation & Innovation (ICSII)

India needs young graduates with creative and innovative thinking to design and manufacture new products to address the challenges faced by the industry and society. In order to mould the students to the expectations of the industries, government and society at large and also to create the innovation and incubation culture (ecosystem) among the students, Indus University (IU) established Indus Center for Startups, Incubation and Innovation (ICSII).


  • Theme : Smart City Hackathon
  • provide problem statements : Rajkot Municipal Corporation
  • No of problem statements by RMC : 50
  • Mode of the hackathon : Simultaneous Hackathon in 3 Universities involving 50-75 teams during 23rd/24th January 2020
  • The venue of the Simultaneous hackathon : Marwadi University, Saurashtra University and Atmiya University
  • No of students expected to participate : 800-1500



  • Best 5 in each centre
  • Best All girls team in each centre
  • Another special award 1 per centre
  • Award money : 30K per award
  • Awards will be given by Hon CM at 4.00 P.M during youth summit on 25th at Atmiya University in Rajkot.



  • Teams registration Start From – 6th January 2020
  • Teams registration with Synopsis submission- 15th January 2020
  • Review of Synopsis and intimation to teams: 20th January 2020
  • Hackathon on spot- 23rd/24th January 2020
  • Awards – 25th January 2020


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Student Open Innovation Challenge (SOIC) 2020-21 initiative of Education Department, Gujarat.

Gujarat Government has initiated a series of initiatives to support Innovators and Start-ups with an aim to nurture end to end ecosystems in the state. Through SSIP policy, various flagship programs have been launched involving the best innovation and start-up pedagogies from across the world. The core belief behind these programs is around the fact that, given a platform, young minds across universities are capable of applying their creative minds to become problem solvers and innovators. Our previous programs like Smart Gujarat for New India Hackathon, Summer Innovation Challenge and others have showcased innovative ideas being conceived and developed by students, alumni, innovators, and start-ups.

To take such a mission ahead, SSIP has launched the “Student Open Innovation Challenge” which will create a unique environment across academia in the state.  this cycle (2019-20) through this program, we are aiming to involve innovative teams in short to medium term and develop innovative solutions.  Teams can apply through the SSIP web portal to avail of the grant throughout the year. The state-level expert jury will evaluate applications every two months and shortlisted teams will avail grant up to 2 lac INR per proposal.



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Smart Gujarat for New India Hackathon 2019-20’

SGH2019-20 Date Extended till 15/12/2019 for Team Registration and Synopsis Submission

The Education Department, Government of Gujarat has taken series of initiatives to design and develop innovation processes and ecosystem. Student Startup Innovation Policy (SSIP) is pioneering series of interventions at state level, and Gujarat Hackathon is an annual flagship program where young students can leverage their technical skills to solve real life challenges posed by various stakeholders.

To participate in Hackathon 2019-20, please visit

Student teams can register at

Students can see the available problem statements at

Teams can apply for particular problem statements online after registration and login in the portal.

After registering, please contact:

Mr. Marnish Modi (7801928607)
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engg. Department,
Strength of Material lab, First Floor Bhanwar Building
Email ID:


ICSII was inaugurated by Honorable Dr. H. Purushotham, CMD and Chairman, National Research and Development Corporation (NRDC), New Delhi on February 23, 2019.

Vision of ICSII

To be a centre for excellence to foster synergy between academia, research and industry catering to the young minds at the University thereby translating their ideas to innovations or startups for positively impacting society and the nation at large.

Mission of ICSII

To inculcate a culture of innovation among the students in the University.

To build a vibrant startup ecosystem (Innovation and Pre-incubation), by establishing a network between academia, financial institutions, industries, and other institutes.

To provide a platform (mentoring, networks, financial assistance) for speedy implementation of the ideas (developed among the students) into reality.

To provide general platform and awareness for IPR (patent, trademark, copyright filing).

To provide awareness among the students for business model and entrepreneurship startups.

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ICSII has applied for grant on December 2018 at Gujarat Knowledge Society (GKS) under Student Startups Innovation Policy (SSIP) – Phase – IV. Subsequently, GKS has approved total of Rs 1 Crore grant (20 lacs per year for next five years). Also recently on 31st May, 2019, Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama (Honourable Education Minister, GoG) has handed over cheque of Rs 5 lacs (first installment of first year) at IITRAM Ahmedabad.

Activities of ICSII

Our Ph D student Ms. Harshita Rana (guided by Dr. Vishal Dahiya) is awarded in the category of Young Innovator with a cheque of Rs 30000/- from Honourable Education Minister (Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasamaji), Government of Gujarat on 6 June, 2019 at SSIP annual conference organized at EDII, Ahmedabad.

Our Mechanical Engineering students (B Tech final year students) have been given opportunity to showcase their innovation and its prototype (carried out at Indus University) during SSIP annual conference scheduled on 6 & 7 June, 2019 at EDII, Ahmedabad.

Our Electronics and Communication Engineering students (B Tech final year students) have been given opportunity to showcase their innovation and its prototype (carried out at Indus University) during SSIP annual conference scheduled on 6 & 7 June, 2019 at EDII, Ahmedabad.


Our Team

  • Dr Daisy Kurian, Asst Professor, Dept of Management
  • Dr Vrushank Shah, HOD, EC Dept
  • Mr Bhavin Fataniya, Asst Professor, Mech Engg Dept
  • Mr Ritesh Patel, Asst Professor, Civil Engg Dept
  • Mr Jugal Lotiya, Asst professor, Electrical Engg Dept
  • Mr Bhavin Khatri, Asst Professor, Mech Engg Dept
  • Mr Marnish Modi, Asst Professor, Mech Engg dept

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Indus Center for Startups, Incubation & Innovation (ICSII)