Accelerating Research Ideas to Impact​

Gopalakrishnan Deshpande Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Accelerating research ideas to Impact​

Gopalakrishnan Deshpande Center (GDC) works with STEM colleges and scientific research institutions across India to implement a ‘Lab to Market’ mission by helping faculty, researchers, students and entrepreneurs commercialize their research ideas through technology transfer or through robust start-ups that positively impact society

Our Programs

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I-NCUBATE

A practice-oriented, experience-based approach that helps faculty, researchers, students and entrepreneurs improve their entrepreneurial capabilities and explore ways to commercialize their research ideas to solve real problems relevant to India.

I-NCUBATE

A practice-oriented, experience-based approach that helps faculty, researchers, students and entrepreneurs improve their entrepreneurial capabilities and explore ways to commercialize their research ideas to solve real problems relevant to India.

I-NCUBATE

Pitch Contests are fast-paced, fun community events that provide a great opportunity for early-stage entrepreneurs to gain valuable exposure and feedback on a business idea while competing to win a cash prize.

I-NCUBATE

A practice-oriented, experience-based approach that helps faculty, researchers, students and entrepreneurs improve their entrepreneurial capabilities and explore ways to commercialize their research ideas to solve real problems relevant to India.

Our Impact

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Partner with Us

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  • Faculty/Researchers:
  • Do you have a scientific idea with a strong proof-of-concept? Do you wish to commercialise the idea?
  • Are your students or associates keen on commercialising any of your research ideas?
  • Would you like to learn more about partnering with the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre?
  • Students/Entrepreneurs:
  • Do you have a technologically viable idea with a strong proof-of-concept? Do you wish to take the idea to market?
  • Mentors / Instructors:
  • Do you wish to mentor early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurs?
  • Do you wish to be an instructor for entrepreneurship coaching and training? Corporates / Angel Investors
  • Do you wish to sponsor deep-tech research that can launch innovative start-ups that solve real problems relevant to India?
  • Do you wish to actively engage with early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurs and share your experience and insights?
  • Faculty/Researchers:
  • Do you have a scientific idea with a strong proof-of-concept? Do you wish to commercialise the idea?
  • Are your students or associates keen on commercialising any of your research ideas?
  • Students/Entrepreneurs:
  • Do you have a technologically viable idea with a strong proof-of-concept? Do you wish to take the idea to market?
  • Mentors / Instructors:
  • Do you wish to mentor early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurs?
  • Do you wish to be an instructor for entrepreneurship coaching and training?
  • Corporates / Angel Investors:
  • Do you wish to sponsor deep-tech research that can launch innovative start-ups that solve real problems relevant to India?
  • Do you wish to actively engage with early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurs and share your experience and insights?

Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre
for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

IC & SR Building, II Floor – Annexe,
IIT Madras,Chennai – 600 036
Phone: +91 44 2257 8433
Email: enquiry.gdc@iitm.ac.in

Our People

Steering Committee

Dr. Gururaj ‘Desh’ Deshpande

CO-FOUNDER,
DESHPANDE FOUNDATION
PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN,
SPARTA GROUP LLC

Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan

Co-founder,
former Vice-Chairman and CEO,
Infosys Technologies Limited

Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi

Director,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala

Institute Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Prof. R. Nagarajan

Steering Committee - Secretary Chair Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
LEADERSHIP

Prof. Krishnan Balasubramanian

Professor In-Charge,
Gopalakrishnan Deshpande Center
Institute Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering;
Head of Centre for Non-destructive Evaluation (CNDE),
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

R. Raghuttama Rao

CEO,
Gopalakrishnan Deshpande Center

Shiva Subramaniam

Chief Innovation Officer,
Gopalakrishnan Deshpande Center