CIIE – Innovation Center


Set up with the aim to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in India, the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship operates through an autonomous not-for-profit entity with support from the Government of India and Gujarat Government.

It fosters entrepreneurship through incubation, ecosystem development and academic initiatives.



We inspire entrepreneurs
and incubate ventures
to create impact “


CIIE is helping disruptive innovations and aspiring entrepreneurs succeed commercially through seed-funding, incubation, mentoring, training, knowledge dissemination and best practice research.


Different organizations are built around CIIE.


Here are two initiatives focused on social impact:

Aarohan Ventures is an early stage venture fund and incubator focused on building scalable education, healthcare and technology for development solutions. Aarohan supports social enterprises through seed funding, mentoring, grassroot support through partners, investment and strategic advisory.

The CIIE-Village Capital Tech4Impact Accelerator is a program designed to equip entrepreneurs utilizing technology and innovative tech-enabled solutions to address some of India’s most pressing concerns. The accelerator aims to establish well-run, technically excellent and profitable ventures that deliver more than just an attractive bottom line.

The accelerator will build a cohort of 16 for-profit, commercially scalable companies utilizing technology for impact and operating in one (or more) of these 5 verticals:

  • Mobile/IT technology serving low-resource communities
  • Health/healthcare related technology
  • Agri-business
  • Education
  • Livelihood enhancing tools enabled by technology



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