SINE, Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, hosted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay- IIT Bombay is an umbrella for promotion of entrepreneurship at IIT Bombay. SINE administers a business incubator which provides support for technology based entrepreneurship. Thus, SINE extends the role of IIT Bombay by facilitating the conversion of research activity into entrepreneurial ventures.

IIT Bombay, known as one of the best sources of technology innovation and research excellence in India, was an early adopter of the concept of business incubation in India. An IT business incubator was set up at Kanwal Rekhi School of Information and Technology, IIT Bombay in 1999.

The experiment has had manifold effects on the IIT Bombay campus. Apart from successfully incubating a number of companies, the presence of the Information Technology (IT) incubator also created an environment conducive to entrepreneurship. Students and faculty members started thinking of setting up ventures based on their own technologies and ideas. Encouraged by the success of the initial experiment, IIT Bombay set up a full fledged technology business incubator to cover other areas of science and technology.

Thus, SINE came into existence in 2004 to administer the business incubator and accelerate the growth of entrepreneurship in IIT Bombay. Since then it has served as a role model for other business incubators in academia across the country. The Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India has also provided financial assistance to the business incubator. The incubator, with infrastructure spread over 10000 sq.ft., can accommodate about 15-17 companies.

Our Main Activities at SINE are to:

top Incubate early stage entrepreneurial ventures based on technology     and innovation.
top Create physical infrastructure and support systems necessary for     business incubation activities.
top Facilitate networking with professional resources, which include     mentors, experts, consultants and advisors for the incubatee     companies.
top Identify technologies/innovations which have potential for     commercial ventures.
top Promote and foster the spirit of entrepreneurship.
top Carry out activities that facilitate knowledge creation, innovation and     entrepreneurship activities.