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Incubators and Startups at KU

Welcome to the Incubation Centre of Karnavati University, where we support aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators with the necessary resources to turn their innovative ideas / startup initiative into a successful business.

At Karnavati University, we have developed two in-house incubation centres,

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1) Karnavati Innovation & Incubation Foundation (KIIF) – the sector-agnostic incubation centre

2) Defence Design and Technology Incubator of India (DDTII) – defence-sector focussed incubation centre

To promote entrepreneurship and culture of start-up amongst all the students, Karnavati University has incorporated Karnavati Innovation and Incubation Foundation (KIIF).
Karnavati Innovation and Incubation Foundation (KIIF) is a design business incubator that works on an amalgamation of design, technology and business principles. Located within the campus of Karnavati University, it has been formed to help start-ups and entrepreneurs in their journey towards becoming successful businesses.

The Defence Design and Technology Incubator of India (DDTII) is a noble effort by Karnavati University to inspire and nurture innovations and Research & Development in the defence, space and allied industries and sectors.
DDTI is focused on creating a scintillating environment for technology, business and entrepreneurship for start-ups who would like to explore or venture into the Aerospace and Defence sector. The incubator supports Green-Field as well as Brown-field start-ups.

• 58 startups are incubated at KIIF.

• INR 3 crore Govt. Grants available with KIIF to assist eligible startups.


Student Start-up and Innovation Policy (SSIP) by the Education Department, Govt. of Gujarat aims to promote innovations and Start-ups in the traditional and new age technology along with the sunrise sectors.
• Maximum INR 2.50 Lakh per PoC/Prototype/Innovation
• IP Support up to 100% of expenses
• Exposure to Tinkering Lab, Innovation Lab, Incubation Centers
• Large scale sensitization, events and programs for developing Scientific Mindset
• Collective/Community level support system and activities
• Capacity Building

Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) provides financial assistance to startups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market entry, and commercialisation.
• Up to Rs. 20 Lakhs as grant for validation of Proof of Concept, or prototype development, or product trials.
• Up to Rs. 50 Lakhs of investment for market entry, commercialization, or scaling up through convertible debentures or debt or debt-linked instruments

Startup India Seed Fund Scheme KIIF Karnavati University

Currently, funding to eligible startups from KIIF is available under the SISFS programme of Startup India.

Defence Innvocation Challenge 2.0

To encourage defence-startups, Karnavati University is organising the second edition of Defence Innvocation Challenge. For application, T&Cs and related details click here.