August 4, 2022: The incubation space of the Technology Innovation Foundation of IIT Palakkad (TECHIN) was inaugurated by Prof. Ramesh Venkateswaran, Chairman, IIT Palakkad along with Prof. Ligy Philip, Civil Engineering Department, IIT Madras on July 29, 2022.
The TECHIN incubation space is spread over 4500 square feet and is located at the V Square building, NH 544 Kanjikode, Palakkad. This space is ideally meant for incubatees to have their offices and workplace. Out of the companies/teams who are in the incubation stage, a few are working out of the incubation space and the other three from their respective cities. Every incubator uses the space when they come for testing or prototyping. At the time of the inauguration, the six teams of TECHIN presented their products focusing on technology-based initiatives.
The facilities that are offered at the space is Rapid prototyping fabrication facilities ranging from CNC routers, laser cutters, plasma cutters, milling machines, welding, electronics stations, 3D printing in polymers, chemical Analysis equipment, testing equipment and many tools are available in the innovation lab. Even the facilities of IIT Palakkad are accessible to the teams including 3D printing in Metal alloys, lathe, PCB development, etc.
Prof. Ramesh Venkateswaran, Chairman, IIT Palakkad said, “The incubation journey is like travelling on a highway is filled with challenges; one has to adapt and overcome to attain success.”
Ms. Anuradha, CEO, TECHIN added “TECHIN is a collaborative entity. We bring key stakeholders from the industry, including manufacturing companies to support these incubatees. Furthermore, Govt agencies and NGOs in the specific domains provide real testing sites and facilitate data collection. We also encourage and induce cross pollination between domains and bring various experts and professionals with relevant expertise to support and mentor the teams. To cite an example, we rope in sanitation domain experts and workers for the Sanitation domain platform and medical professionals and medical college personnel to the MedTech domain. This enables deeper focus on the solution to iron out the issues from a 360-degree perspective.”