Shivaji University Center for Innovation, Incubation and Linkages
About the Incubation Center

As a part of SUK’s commitment towards carving Innovation Ecosystem, an incubation centre under the title “Shivaji Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Linkages (SCIIL)” has been established. Prof. M.S. Deshmukh is entrusted the task to look after the SCIIL in the capacity of Director. The vision of SCIIL is “to promote and realize product oriented innovative and executable ideas and concepts from students, faculties, and members of the society with a focus on enhancing the quality of life through entrepreneurship development and help them to realize the ideas into products, processes or services for the benefits of society as well as industry”.  The SCIIL is funded by Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS), with seed grants of Rs. 5 Cr. MSInS is a nodal government agency to boost innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystem in the state of Maharashtra established under Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. It is committed to create an engaged atmosphere where start-ups can successfully plan, launch and grow their businesses from conception, enabling them to simultaneously extend into the marketplace and establish brand name by following ethical practices.

SCIIL  is contributing by way of Competitiveness, job creation, supporting SMEs with high growth potential, stimulating entrepreneurial spirit and innovation promotion. SCIIL is also  identifying, exploring and enhancing links between universities/colleges, research institutions and the business community. It contributes to the growth and success of emerging technology businesses, assessment of company's risk profile, transfer of knowledge and better leverage intellectual property from   academia and research institutes.

SCIIL  is currently partnering with cluster of more than 25 academic institutes across all disciplines and supported by 8+ industry associations. SCIIL is aiming to become an efficient incubation center in the region, with thrust area of “ICT Empowered Product Design, System Integration and Manufacturing”. SCIIL is positioning strongly to support innovators and SME across region.  In addition to this, two incubation centres on the campus have been established by Shivaji University, Kolhapur. The Incubation Centre at Zoology Department works towards nurturing start-ups in Honey Processing, Sericulture and Agricultural Products. The Incubation Centre at Botany Department works with start-ups on Alternative Medicines and herbal products. The section-8 company is being formulated and SPV mechanism is utilized to work with industry partners. Around 25+ start-ups are already working under SCIIL. Number of new Products/Technologies from Start-ups are patented.  SCIIL is intensifying its operation in Western Maharashtra with manufacturing sector SME turnover of more than Rs. 12000 Cr/3500+ small and medium manufacturing industries/300+ academic institutes is right place to initiate sectoral Incubation Centre supporting “Product Design and Manufacturing”. 


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