IITM Incubation Cell
Faculty Startups

Our faculty and students are transforming their inventions into startups that infuse and drive economic development. Ideas and innovations flow steadily from IITM into the marketplace. With the startup companies they launch and nurture, our faculty, students and alumni transform great innovations into a vital force for economic growth. Through the drive and ingenuity of IITM entrepreneurs—and the ecosystem the Institute offers to help them thrive—startups constitute a powerful way that IITM serves the region, the nation and the world. 

Current IITM faculty who have founded (or co-founded) companies

Planys Technologies Private Limited

http://www.planystech.com/
Co-founders: Dr PRABHU RAJAGOPAL & Prof KRISHNAN BALASUBRAMANIAN

Integrate advance marine robotics with the next-generation inspection techniques, to provide an efficient, safe and reliable indigenous solutions for challenging underwater and immersed conditions.

GyanData Private Limited

http://www.gyandata.com/
Founders: Prof SHANKAR NARASIMHAN & Prof RAGHUNATHAN RENGASWAMY
Deliver data modelling and process control solutions to industries with state of art techniques and algorithms. Present focus: process systems engineering, hardware prototyping, data analytics, education & training.

Daksha Imaging Private Limited

Co-founder: Dr ANURAG MITTAL 
Daksha develops and provides solutions for the
next generation video surveillance. Daksha offers retail to enterprise grade solution using Machine Learning, Pattern Matching Image Processing and Computer Vision. The solution provides real time alarming, Distributed Architecture and high end imaging quality solutions.

Unilumen Photonics Private Limited

http://unilumen.in/
Founders: Profs. ANIL PRABHAKAR & BALAJI SRNINIVASAN 
Specializes in fibre laser technology solutions to industries such as material marking and cutting, and bio-engineering. Product portfolio includes pulsed and continuous wave fibre lasers, and laser drivers. Technology solutions also include packaging, testing and characterization of components and subsystems that are incorporated into fibre lasers.

Dhvani Research & Development Solution Pvt Ltd

http://dhvani-research.com/
Co-founder: Prof KRISHNAN BALASUBRAMANIAM
A spin-off from the Centre for Non-destructive Evaluation (CNDE) at IITM, this technology company was formed in 2008 for transferring academic research of CNDE at IITM into products for the industry. The company provides a concept to field experience to customers through innovation in technologies related to non-destructive testing, manufacturing diagnostics, materials characterization, structural health monitoring, simulation and visualization tools, and training. 

Samudra Consultants Private Limited

Founders: Profs. V SUNDAR, K MURALI and SA SANNASIRAJ 
Provide expert knowledge, manpower and services towards monitoring of coastal and ocean environment; construction of coastal and ocean structures; surveys, design and project management services; numerical and experimental simulations and analysis, coastal and Ocean Engineering software design and integration

Okapi Advisory Services Private Limited

http://okapia.co/
Co-founder: Dr ASHWIN MAHALINGAM 
Okapi is an India-based research and consulting group focused on institutional design for complex goals in changing times. They help clients create policies, ecosystems, and organizations that motivate and aggregate individual contributions to broader public purposes.  

Enability Foundation For Rehabilitation

Co-founder: Prof ANIL PRABHAKAR 
http://enability.in/
A non-profit Section 8 company to focus on providing indigenous and affordable assistive technologies solutions to teachers, schools, resource centres and rehabilitation workers. Enability will also set up resource centres, participate and conduct trainings and workshops for the end-users. Current Product: iGest, a kinematic sensor based system that captures gestures of children with cerebral palsy and converts them into a dictionary of sentences.
Award: NASSCOM Foundation Social Innovation: 2015 
ICT Led Social Innovation receiving a Catalytic Grant

Concrete Quality Concepts Private Limited

Co-founders: Prof MANU SANTHANAM
On-site non-destructive and partial destructive testing of concrete condition, repair and rehabilitation methodologies and consultancy. Visit us online

Thin Film Solutions - Consultants & Project executors Pvt Ltd

Founder: Prof A SUBRAMANYAN
http://www.thinfilmsolutions.org/
Training of technical personnel and consultancy services to thin film manufacturers. Develop application of thin films in healthcare, defense and space departments. Supply coated glass/plastic in small scale to laboratories. 

Merkel Haptic Systems Private Limited

http://merkelhaptics.com/
Founder: Prof M MANIVANNAN
MHS is the first haptics company in India exclusively for touch related technologies, pioneer in providing 3D touch technology solutions in India and abroad, combining academic and industrial experience. It is a spin-off company from IIT Madras Touchlab. MHS is developing a new haptic devices that add high-fidelity virtual reality based training systems.

Yrs Intuitions Consulting Private Limited

http://yrsintuitions.com/
Co-founder: Prof M Thenmozhi 
The company designs, develops and manages social media pages of brands and businesses. Also develops websites and mobile applications. 

Institute for Constructions Materials and Technology Private Limited

http://www.icomat.in/
Founders: Profs RAVINDRA GETTU & KOSHY VARGHESE

ICOMAT offers a wide range of building and construction materials testing services including cement testing, concrete testing, brick/concrete block testing to the Construction Industry & Routine Testing of Construction Materials.

Air OK Technologies Private Limited

http://airoktech.com/
Co-founders: Dr SM SHIVA NAGENDRA and Prof MP MAIYA

Resource center for air quality management
Provides cost-effective and efficient technological solutions for air quality management issues in industries, urban built environment and waste management sites. Development of decision support systems for air quality management at industries/urban/local areas.

Karuvee Innovations Private Limited

Founders: Prof S RAMAKRISHNAN
Design & development of Medical Devices, systems and solutions using advancements in simulation, modeling, communication and information technology

InnoNano Research Private Limited

Co-founder: Prof T PRADEEP

Nanomaterial based water purification technology, which has been widely deployed in India. Product: AMRIT - arsenic and metal decontamination of water undergoing installation in the arsenic- and iron-affected regions of the Murshidabad District, West Bengal, and currently serving 1,00,000+ people.



IITM faculty who are involved in companies founded by IITM students, alumni or externals 

Wii Tronics Solutions Private Limited

  http://www.wiitronics.com/
Faculty member from Physics Dept
Company provides sensor based intelligent parking guidance solution for on-street and indoor parking garages. Manufacture sensors, which can be integrated with mobile apps, and vehicle presence information is brought out wirelessly.

Tharakan Web Innovations Pvt Ltd

Faculty members from Computer Science & Management Studies Depts
http://www.myeasydocs.com/
The company owns and operates Myeasydocs.com which is a product of collaboration with faculty members from the departments of computer science and management studies in IIT Madras. Myeasydocs.com provides services of online storage, verification & sharing of paper based documents, linking document owners, document issuers and document seeking entities into a single portal. 

Cygni Energy Private Limited

http://www.cygni.com/
Faculty & staff members from Electrical Engg Dept  
At Cygni, we believe in a better way to power homes and businesses at a lower cost while contributing to a cleaner planet. Generate your own clean energy instead of paying for traditional electricity. Solar power can actually cost less than you pay now. The savings can be significant! There's no upfront cost. 
Visit us online
Specialties: Renewables, Energy Efficient Equipments, Solar-DC, Low Voltage DC
Industry: Renewables & Environment

Greenvironment Innovation and Marketing India Pvt Ltd

http://www.greenvironmentindia.com/
Faculty member from Civil Engg Dept  
An environmental engineering company focused towards providing innovative & cost effective technologies for
water, wastewater and solid waste management solutions based on sustainability principles. 

Engineering Project Management Consultancy and Research Pvt Ltd

http://epmcr.co.in/
Faculty members from Civil Engg Dept  
EPMCR offers civil engineering solutions right from architecture to delivery of the infrastructure facilities to the client. EPMCR offers single point solution for planning, design and construction of all type of building, transportation and water Infrastructures. 

Vital Bioscientific Solutions Private Limited

Faculty from Biotech Dept  
www.vitalbioscientific.com
A spin off from Bioengineering and Drug Design Group at Dept of Biotechnology, IITM, the company works in the area of preclinical research. Involved in Preclinical Healthcare Research

Nadhi Information Technologies Private Limited

http://www.nadhi.in/
Faculty members from Civil Engineering Dept
Nadhi is an enterprise software and solutions company developing analytics and decision support solutions for construction supply chains. Their flagship product nPulse is a cloud based online onsite project monitoring, scheduling and control tool. 

Purius Nanosystems Private Limited

Faculty from Biotechnology Dept  
A healthcare diagnostics company that currently develops an integrated molecular diagnostic system for performing complex DNA/RNA/Protein testing.