Brief Description

TIDES Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development Society at IIT Roorkee is a state-of-the-art incubator engaged in accelerated incubation, entrepreneurship, technology transfer, and commercialization. The world-class bio-incubator facility at TIDES has been supported by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Government of India, for providing a platform to facilitate unique ideas and technologies with the infrastructure, expertise, and experience available with the facility and alumni of IIT Roorkee, it is the country’s leading incubation system for nurturing ideas into commercially viable products. Recently, the Bio-NEST facility was inaugurated in the presence of Dr. Manish Diwan (Head- Strategic Partnership & Entrepreneurship Development, BIRAC), Prof. Ajit Chaturvedi (Director, IIT Roorkee).



All areas of Life science, particularly:

    • Healthcare
    • AgriTech & herbals Industrial
    • Biotechnology and Bioengineering
    • Bioinformatics
    • HealthTech and MedTech
    • Bio-Services
    • Bio-economy


    • Startups that work in the life sciences and the areas listed in the focus areas.


    • 6 months to three years
    • Enabling entrepreneurs in life sciences and med-tech space to translate idea/proof-of-concept – level projects into commercial ventures

Infrastructure support:
The bio incubation facility has been developed at the MAC building covering an incubation space of 7000 sq. ft. TIDES offers the following infrastructural facilities to its incubated companies on an individual/shared basis:

    • Office space: Company-specific (6 to 8 people team). Office space with a capacity of more than 100 seating capacity is available.
    • Internet connection
    • Standard Office Furniture.
    • Uninterrupted Power supply.
    • Printer/Photocopier/Scanner.
    • Teleconferencing facilities.
    • Meeting/Conference room with projection equipment.
    • Access to various laboratories and other institute facilities at a nominal fee.
    • Pantry facilities.
    • Common secretarial pool/staff (depending on availability of such staff with the TIDES Centre).

Common instrumentation facility:
The startups and innovators can have access to the following well-equipped laboratories:

    • Media Lab
    • Tissue Culture Lab
    • Biotech Lab
    • Independent Wet lab
    • Utilities Lab

Comprising the following list of equipment and utilities:

    • Protein Purification System
    • Refrigerated Incubator Shaker
    • Refrigerated High-Speed Centrifuge Floor Model
    • CO2 Incubator
    • Multimode plate reader
    • Cell homogenizer/disruptor
    • Inverted Microscope with a digital camera
    • Microscope
    • Refrigerated Centrifuge
    • Bomb Calorimeter
    • Probe Sonicator
    • UV-vis spectrophotometer
    • Deep Freezer (-86 °C)
    • Rotary Evaporator
    • Cold Cabinet
    • Laminar Hood
    • Water Purification system- Type1 and Type3
    • Fume Hood
    • Cold Cabinet
    • Laminar Hood
    • Cell Tissue Culture Hood
    • Gel electrophoresis system
    • PCR Machine
    • Autoclave
    • Variable Speed Peristaltic pump
    • Weighing balances
    • Water Baths
    • Hot Air Oven
    • Refrigerators
    • Ice machine
    • Pulse Oximeter system(OXY1OOE)
    • EDA 100C

The incubate can access the central facility, Labs of IIT Roorkee, and technical mentoring in various engineering and sciences fields

Other Support are as follows:

  1. Technology Development and Validation
  2. Assistance in Fund Mobilization
  3. IPR, Regulatory and Compliance Support
  4. Training Programs and Workshops
  5. Networking Support with investors
    • We have a large pool of technical and business mentors who can give proper advice, guide and motivate them in their ideation, strategy, etc., and prepare enough to get all the support to succeed in the path.

Bio-Incubator at IIT Roorkee provides an excellent platform to startups for availing the following funding schemes:

    • TIDE 2.0:
    • NIDHI EIR: Provides fellowship grants ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 30000 per month for 12 months
    • NIDHI-SSS: NIDHI SSS provides seed support to incubates as an early-stage investment
    • NIDHI PRAYAS: NIDHI PRAYAS provides funds to promote prototype development by individual innovators and build a pipeline of potential entrepreneurs.
    • Grant support from EIL
    • SISFS Seed fund scheme from DPIIT
Partners and Collaborators

The startup companies can have access to the support extended by our eco-system partners to the TIDES

    • Department of Science and Technology
    • Ministry of Electronics & information technology
    • The National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB),
    • Indian STEPs and Business incubators Association (ISBA)
    • Uttarakhand Government
    • Engineers India Limited (EIL)
    • Amazon Web Services Activate
    • HDFC Bank
    • The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) – Delhi
    • Indian Angel Network (IAN)
    • Z Nation Lab
    • Venture Catalysts
    • IDEX DRO
Call For Application

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TIDES: TIDES Business Incubator, Hafiz Ibrahim Building, IIT-Roorkee, Uttarakhand - 247667

TIDES: TIDES, Bio Incubator 2nd & 3rd Floor, Multi-activity Center, IIT Roorkee 247667

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TIDES: TIDES Business Incubator, Plot No-20, Knowledge Park 2, IIT Roorkee, Greater Noida - 203106, India

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