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.
Furnished office space with 24x7 Hr power, Internet, Printers, Conference rooms etc.
Financial, Legal, IP advisory services through our partners
State of the Art labs in manufacturing, electro mechanical , Biotech areas
Pool of mentors with diverse expertise comprising of entrepreneurs, IIT alumni and other professionals
Investor connect to wide range of investors with varied focus areas
Deep technology domain expertise of faculty community
Testimonials of some our start-up founders
Incubating our start-up at IIT-K was the right decision since the Incubation centre has access to rich IITK alumni network which gave us some great mentors as well as helped me raising my Angel round of funding. The centre offers state of the art hardware labs which helped us building our prototypes in no time.
Getting my start up social enterprise PROSOC Innovators incubated at the Incubation centre has helped me a lot to grow the company to a bigger and sustainable level because of the support in terms of mentors, funding and lab infrastructure. Thank you very much for all the support and encouragement.
Eshan Sadasivan- Founder
In our first six months the Incubation center has become an important partner in implementing our research strategy. From market connect to structuring our team for success, the center has been instrumental in helping us pioneer solutions that will preserve the River Ganges.
Ankit Agarwal- CEO & Co-Founder
IIT Kanpur incubation centre helped a lot right from bootstrapping stage to graduation stage by providing extensive technical mentorship as well as seed fund support. I feel this is one of the best places in India where all the facilities are available under one roof. Great place to start a technology venture.
Sandip Patil- CEO & CoFounder
Incubation centre at IIT Kanpur helped a lot in my entrepreneurial journey when I wanted to quit my job and start my venture. It provided me the right advice in terms of expanding upon my idea to a product. They also provide opportunities to provide network of entrepreneurs , alumni and investors.
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