SRU Incubation Cell( SRU E-Cell) coordinates and leverages the synergies in various strands of excellence driving innovation and entrepreneurship at SRU,Raipur consisting of cutting edge research, industrial interactions. SRU E-Cell supports Students, Faculty, staff & Alumni of SRU and External entrepreneurs (or R&D partners to SRU) in creating successful Tech Startups, disrupting industries & translating benefits to the society at large. SRU E-Cell will leverage these experiences and give entrepreneurship a stronger push as well as serve to coordinate and promote innovation-driven activities at the institute.
SRU E-Cell seeks to nurture technology and knowledge based ventures through their start-up phase by providing the necessary support to help entrepreneurs survive in the competitive market and reach a stage where they can scale-up their ventures further. The SRU E-Cell aims to build and share resources including space and infrastructure, access to business support services, mentoring, training programmes to enhance the skills of entrepreneurs and seed funds. The scope of support is broad-based, and covers technologies/IP developed wholly at the Institute or partly through collaborations elsewhere, as well as external start-ups with which SRU E-Cell members are associated as consultants or mentors. SRU E-Cell is also particularly open to proposals with strong social and strategic impact.
Incubatee companies are expected from cutting edge research at the academic departments, venture activities of students and alumni, as well as the extensive industry network available with SRU.
SRU E-Cell is currently active and a dedicated incubators equipped with the latest technical equipment and state-of-the-art facility helps the incubatees to take technologies to the mature stage.
SRU E-Cell started operations at SRU, where, in addition to existing 5,000 sq. feet space allocated for incubation in Phase I, an additional 10,000 sq. feet is available for this purpose in Phase II building (operational since 2016).
Startup culture at SRU way back since 2014 with many successfully Incubated startups
SRU E-Cell has served as an early informal nucleus for entrepreneurial activities and incubated over 20+ socially relevant companies since 2014.