Inviting applications for incubation

MaDeIT is a Design Driven Technology Business Incubator to help startups

» Batch 3 selection is going on for the business incubation.The last date for the receipt of application is 30th june.


Why MaDeIT?

  • An incubation model that is responsive to the fuzzy front end of product innovation

  • Availability of Design-Oriented Engineering interns (products of IIITDM’s unique curriculum)

  • Access to inter-disciplinary expertise & digital tools for co-design of software, hardware and mechanical elements


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To apply, please fill the business plan template and email to

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  • Address : MaDeIT Innovation Foundation,
                         IIITDM Kancheepuram Campus,
                         Melakottaiyur Village,
                         Off Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road,
                         Chennai 600127.
    Email      :
    Phone     : 91-44-27476366
    Website  : www.

About Us

MaDeIT Innovation Foundation is a non-profit Section 8 company under the Companies Act, 2013. It is a design-driven Technology Business Incubator promoted by the Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram, an institution of national importance fully funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. MaDeIT Innovation Foundation is supported by a grant from the Department of Science and Technology (NSTEDB Division), Govt. of India. MaDeIT intends build on IIITDM's core capability (IT enabled Design and Manufacturing) to encourage design-driven startups, largely in the manufacturing, healthcare and transportation sectors. It will support startups from IIITDM's students, faculty and the wider ecosystem

Board of Directors

  • Prof. R. Gnanamoorthy

    Prof. Gnanamoorthy is the Director of IIITDM Kancheepuram. He has 25+ years of experience in teaching and applied research in reputed Industry, research lab and academia in India and aboard. He has published more than 250 publications / 1000+ citations in quality journals and conference and carried out sponsored research and consultancy to renowned Industries. He has also designed and developed many sophisticated equipment / machineries and processes.

  • Dr. Sudhir Varadarajan

    Dr. Varadarajan is the Dean (Design, Innovation & Incubation) at IIITDM Kancheepuram. He has 22+ years of experience in design & innovation management in the IT industry. He has strong expertise in management and IT consulting, and rich and varied experience in R&D, practice development, strategic marketing and consulting to Fortune 500 Clients. He is also the author of a book entitled “Managing Nothing: A narrative inquiry into innovation and leadership in the IT industry” (2015)

Strategic Advisory Board

  • Mr. Harkesh Mittal

    Advisor & Head, NSTEDB / Representative

  • Prof. Muraleedharan V R

    Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Madras

  • Mrs. Padma Parthasarathy

    Senior Vice President and Head of Consulting, Tech Mahindra

  • Mr. Ramanujan K S

    Director IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys and Founding Director of Encompass Electronics Pvt Ltd

  • Mr. Sathiya Seelan

    Styling (Industrial Design), Ashok Leyland

  • Mr. Sekar Ganesan

    Independent Consultant (Information Technology)

  • Dr. Venkatesh G

    Founder & CEO of Mylspot Education Services Private Ltd., Analog Devices Chair Professor at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras