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Foundation for Innovation and Research in Science and Technology

Promoted by IIT Kanpur to drive technology based innovations and entrepreneurship in India. The incubation centre has been active for more than a decade and has been witness to many success stories. FIRST boasts of a vibrant ecosystem comprising of mentors from its illustrious alumni, strong support of Govt. funding agencies, investors and deep technology expertise of its faculty community.


FIRST provides value driven services to its start-up companies to help them succeed in their entrepreneurial journey.

Plug n Play Offices

Furnished office space with 24x7 Hr power, Internet, Printers, Conference rooms etc.

Business Advisory

Financial, Legal, IP advisory services through our partners

State of the Art Labs

State of the Art labs in manufacturing, electro mechanical , Biotech areas

Mentor Connect

Pool of mentors with diverse expertise comprising of entrepreneurs, IIT alumni and other professionals

Investor Connect

Investor connect to wide range of investors with varied focus areas

Knowledge Expertise

Deep technology domain expertise of faculty community


Testimonials of some our start-up founders

Our Team

Dr. Amitabha

Abhijit Sathe
Program Head-INVENT

Sudha Selvaraj
Sr. Manager

Rohini Ghosh
Start-up Associate-BIRAC

Aditi Kumar
Start-up Associate-BIRAC

Swati Omer

Ravi Pandey
Head-IPR cell

Shreya Agrawal
Start-up Associate-INVENT

Ankita Prasad
Start-up Associate-INVENT

Yogi Srivastava

Tejas Kusurkar
Start-up Specialist-Biotech

Ruma Verma

Contact Us

Our team is always there to help you out. Please feel free to call up or drop in at our office in the IIT-K campus

Foundation for Innovation & Research in Science and Technology
SIDBI Building, I.I.T Kanpur-2018016

+91 512-259 7979