The bio incubator at Goa University with a built-up area of nearly 3000 sq. m. is being established with the support of the Government of Goa through the Directorate of Higher Education (DHE). It aims to provide
- analytical and laboratory facilities to potential innovators and startups in Goa in healthcare, diagnostics, agriculture and pharmaceuticals, and allied areas,
- Office space and supporting office facilities to these startups, and
- Guidance and mentoring for them to grow up as entrepreneurs.
Through its Industry-University Partnership, it is envisaged to develop interactions with industry within and outside Goa to promote the participation of industry experts in teaching and research programs, industrial research, and consultancy work.
Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC):
The IIC of Goa University was established in the year 2018 under the Ministry of Education (MoE) innovation cell to foster the culture of innovation and startup ecosystem in Goa.
The prime objective is to engage faculty and students in various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities to establish the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
IIC Council (2021-22)
Prof. Sandeep Garg, Director, DI3P - President
Prof. S. Krishnan - Department of Botany - Vice President, NIRF Coordinator
Prof. Sunder Dhuri - Director, DIQA - Convenor - Innovation Activity Coordinator
Dr. Pournima Dhume - Goa Business School - IPR Activity Coordinator
Dr. Nitin Sawant - Department of Zoology - Internship activity coordinator
Dr. Elaine T. Dias - School of Physical and Applied Sciences - ARIIA Coordinator
Shri Jarret S.A. Fernandes - Goa Business School - Startup Activity Coordinator
Mr. S. Baskar - Goa Business School - Member (NISP Coordinator)
Dr. Sheryl Oliveira Fernandes, School of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences - Member
Dr. Bhakti Salgaonkar, Department of Microbiology - Social Media, Member
Shri Manguirish Pai Raikar - SR Consultancy Services - Expert from nearby industry
Adv. Shalini Menezes - Sim Sim Advisory Pvt. Ltd. - Patent expert
Shri D.S. Prashant - Technology Business Incubator - Incubator
Ms. Kamakshi S. Pai - NABARD - Bank Investor
Shri. Pravin Sabnis - Unlearning Unlimited - Entrepreneur
Dr. Vanita Prasad, REVY Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd. - Expert from nearby industry
Dr. Kishore N. Gujar, Sinhgad College of Pharmacy - Incubation Center - (Mentor Institute)
Dhilan Velip, Department of Botany - IPR Coordinator
Annie Princy Nadar, Department of Botany - Internship Coordinator
Pai Ravina Ramanand, Department of Botany - Social Media Coordinator
Vinayak R. Khanolkar, Department of Botany - Innovation Coordinator
Veda Manerikar, Department of Biotechnology - Startup Coordinator
Komal Salkar, Department of Microbiology - Social Media Coordinator
Manasi Kamat, Department of Microbiology - IPR coordinator
Shawn D'Souza, Goa Business School - Member
Gayatri Kotkar, School of Chemical Sciences - Innovation Coordinator
Siddhi Salgaokar, School of Chemical Sciences- Internship Coordinator
Samiksha Malik, School of Physical and Applied Sciences - Internship Coordinator
Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA):
Elaine T. Dias
Assistant Professor of Physics
The term ‘Innovation’ is defined as converting ideas into new or improved products, processes, and services. Undoubtedly, innovation is about taking inventions to the marketplace by translating scientific knowledge into products, services, economic growth, and social development offerings. To unleash the creative potential of every Indian, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India declared 2010-20 as the ‘Decade of Innovation.’ India has already been improving globally in innovation, ranging from 86th place in 2014 to 48th in 2020.
ARIIA is an initiative of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions (HEIs) and universities in India based their efforts to have a dynamic and robust innovation and startup ecosystem on the campus. This effort will undoubtedly inspire Indian institutions to reorient their mindset and build ecosystems by encouraging high-quality research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Moreover, ARIIA will set the tone and direction for future development institutions to make them globally competitive and at the forefront of innovation.
Major parameters and indicators for consideration include
Developing an Innovative and Entrepreneurial Mindset through Series of Activities,
Teaching and Learning Courses on Innovation, Entrepreneurship & IPR,
Dedicated Infrastructure & Facilities to Promote Innovation & Entrepreneurship at HEI,
Successful Innovation and Startups Generated from HEI with Institute’s Support,
Intellectual Property (IP), Generation and Commercialization, and
Annual Budget (Expense and Revenue) on Promoting and Supporting I&E Activities
National Innovation and Startup Policy (NISP):
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The NISP is being implemented by MoE’s Innovation Cell and in coordination with AICTE, UGC, State/UT Governments, and Universities. The NISP for students and faculty in HEIs was launched by Hon’ble Minister of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in 2019. This policy intends to guide HEIs to promote students’ driven innovations and startups and engage the students and faculty in innovation and startup activities on campus. The policy aims at enabling HEIs to build, streamline and strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus. It will be instrumental in leveraging the potential of student’s creative problem solving and entrepreneurial mindset and promoting strong intra- and inter-institutional partnerships with ecosystem enablers and different stakeholders at regional, national, and international levels.
Currently, Goa University is preparing innovation and startup policy to create employment opportunities for Goa by providing startup avenues for students of Goa University in terms of incubation centers at Goa University.
The committee is to help Goa University to prepare the NISP policy document and coordinate the activities of the National Innovation Startup Policy (NISP).
Shri. Deepak P. Chodankar, Director (Technology) - Wisdom Lab, Verna, Goa
Shri. Milind Anvenkar, Vice-President, Open Destinations Infotech
Shri. Kishore M. Shah, Private Consultant for Business and regular columnist for Business Goa
Shri. Carlton D'Souza, Founding Partner Octalogic Tech., Panaji, Goa
Dr. Pournima S. Shenvi Dhume, Assistant Professor of Financial Services, Goa Business School, Goa University
Ms. Heena Gaude, Assistant Professor of Economics, Goa Business School, Goa University
Ms. Teja Tushar Khandolkar, Assistant Professor of Management Studies, Goa Business School, Goa University
Dr. Aparna Prasad Lolayekar, Associate Professor of Women Studies, Manohar Parrikar School of Law, Governance & Public Policy, Goa University
Dr. Sohini Ganguly, SERB Research Scientist of Earth Science, School of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Goa University
Dr. Jivan Parab, Associate Professor of Electronics, School of Physical and Applied Sciences, Goa University
Dr. Meganath Prabhu, Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, School of Biological Sciences & Biotechnology, Goa University
Dr. Pranay P. Morajkar, Assistant Professor, School of Chemical Sciences, Goa University
Dr. Nitin Sawant, Assistant Professor of Zoology. School of Biological Sciences & Biotechnology, Goa University
Dr. Aftab A.S. Can, Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences, School of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Goa University
Prof. Sandeep Garg, Director, DI3P, Goa University
Shri. S. Baskar, Coordinator, NISP, Goa University
Jarret S. A. Fernandes
Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Technology
Students of Goa University are encouraged to participate in Hackathons on Global Platforms. These platforms are well known globally and give a competitive edge to the students who participate there.
Some of these platforms include (but are not limited to): AngelHack, DEVPOST, and HackerEarth.
Students also participate in the annual Google’s Summer of Code (SOC), a global community-focused program that accepts project proposals and then works on a 10-week project. At the end of the term, the projects are evaluated as pass/fail. The projects are mainly open-source, and the aim here is to connect students to the global IT industry.
Students also participate in Internshala internship programs. Here, recruiters from India and global (small organizations) participate in finding students that best suit their mutual interests. To date, some of our students have received an internship from US and Indian clients.
Online workshop on 'Entrepreneurship skill, Attitude and Behaviour Development' on 24 Feb 2022
Talk on 'Process of Innovation Development & Technology Readiness Level (TRL) & Commercialization of Lab Technologies and Tech-Transfer' on 18 Feb 2022
Session on 'National Education Policy: Apprenticeship/ Internship Embedded Degree Programme' on 7 Jan 2021.
Session on 'Instrumentiation for Bio-incubators and start up' on 23 Dec 2020.
Session on 'Innovation and Art of Pitching' on 21 Dec 2020.
Orientation Session on 'National Innovation and Start-up Policy (NISP)' on 14 Dec 2020.
Workshop on 'Design Thinking, Critical Thinking and Innovation Design', on 10 Dec 2020.
Orientation Session on 'National Education Policy' on 7 Dec 2020.
Workshop on 'Entrepreneurship and Innovation as Career Opportunity' on 27 Nov 2020.
Workshop on 'Eureka - Ideation and Problem Solving' on 24 Nov 2020.