Dr. DY Patil Institute of Engineering Management & Research(DYPIEMR), Akurdi has established a magnificent legacy in the field of quality education in the last 10 years through a long standing commitment towards quality teaching and learning.The process is well supported by the research and innovation based culture among the students and faculty members. The Startup and Innovation Cell/Institute Innovation Council is constituted at the institute in accordance with the guidelines from Innovation, Incubation and Linkages, S.P.P.U. Pune. It is also approved by the MHRD Innovation Cell, Government of India.

This cell has come into existence with a vision of fostering the culture and awareness among the students and faculty towards innovations and entrepreneurship. It will concentrate upon developing an ecosystem of converting ideas into new or improved products, processes and services by encouraging, inspiring and nurturing young students by exposing them to new areas and processes resulting in innovative activities in their formative years. This would be done through various activities and programs like, Expert sessions, workshops, industry visits, interaction with experts, etc.

I would like to extend this opportunity to all the students and faculty members to be a part of this cell and contribute in the journey of innovation ecosystem.

Innovation Cell PRESIDENT
Mail id: iic@dypiemr.ac.in

About the Innovation cell

At DYPIEMR, we are committed to provide an environment to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving in the regular teaching learning framework. We organize various events and conduct different sessions for the faculty members and students to develop the paradigm of entrepreneurial mindset & environment of ideating, creating and commercializing the ventures.

Keeping this in mind, Innovation and Incubation cell is established at DYPIEMR in 2019, which is in accordance with Ministry of Education’s (Formerly MHRD’s) initiative with a purpose to systematically foster the culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the country. The cell has also been approved by Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell as Institutions Innovation Council.

The Innovation and Incubation Cell as DYPIEMR has also been recognized as Start-up and Innovation cell from the centre of Innovation, Incubation and Linkages, SPPU Pune as per the Startup Policy 2016 of A.I.C.T.E. New Delhi and Maharashtra Public University Act 2016.

The Innovation and Incubation cell provides a seamless framework among 12 centres of excellence, 2 research centres, R&D cell, EDC Cell, IP Cell, III Cell, Training and Placement cell and Alumni cell for the students to conceptualize their idea, incubate it through proper nurturing and providing the support to get the venture capital for the startup


Inculcate intricate thinking in the minds of faculty members and students by polarizing thoughts into the process and thereby into a product for Sustainable development.

  • To create effective innovation ecosystem. To promote various innovation initiatives
  • To encourage students by supporting them to develop product from ideation to implementation.
  • To make student technically acquainted through workshops and training sessions..
  • Transforming innovative ideas to products for societal benefit.
  • IPR and Commercialization of the product.

Functions of the Cell

  • To conduct various Innovation, IPR and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by  MIC in time bound fashion.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.
  • Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.

Various Activities conducted and Accolades achieved by IIC Cell are

  • Constitution of the innovation, incubation cell and Entrepreneurship Development Cell as per Ministry of education’s Innovation cell guidelines and Startup Policy 2016 of A.I.C.T.E. New Delhi and Maharashtra Public University Act 2016.
  • Achieved “PERFORMER” band in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA-2021).
  • Attended the training of “Innovation Ambassador” and got certified by Ministry of Education, Government of India.
  • Conducted the Impact lecture series of 4 sessions by experts from various fields. Received a grant of Rs. 30,000/- for the same.
  • Organised the e-symposium at the institute level along with research and development cell.
  • Conducted the review of the PhD status of the faculty members of various departments.
  • Conducted the review of the post PhD research status of faculty members of various departments.
  • Establishment of faculty mentorship structure on the basis of the area of research.
  • Organised ideation competition at institute level.
  • Organised In-house Hackathon 2020 at the institute for the students.
  • Organised faculty development program on “Innovative optimization techniques in research”.
  • Coordinated the MHRD’s innovation Cell (MIC) talk on “from your PhD / Master’s thesis to start up Ecosystem”.
  • Organised the session on national education policy 2020
  • Organised the session on accelerators innovation opportunities for the students and faculties early-stage entrepreneurs
  • Organized the session on “Innovation and start-up ecosystem”
  • Coordinated the majorities innovation cells talk on “Why IP is important in Academy?”
  • Organised the webinar on innovation automation and new age technology
  • Organised webinar on “IPR and patents”.
  • Guided and coordinated the students participated in Smart India Hackathon 2020 (2 teams reached final round)
  • Guided and coordinated the students participated in SAMADHAN and MAGIC 2020 National Project Competition. (6 teams reached final round)
  • Conducted the initial rounds of Innovation to Enterprise Competition in compliance with CIIE, SPPU Pune.
  • Compliance of all the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC) requirements and submission of documents through the MIC portal.
  • Recived highest star rating 3.5 star for AY 2021-22 with special letter of Appreciation from MoE IC Govt of India.
  • We received a grant of 16,800/-for IPR ecosystem from KAPILA for A Y 2021-22.