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About Us

About i-Hub

Gujarat Student Startup and Innovation Hub, registered under Section 8 of the companies Act 2013, is envisioned to be centre for all Startup stakeholders to develop an end-to-end innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the State of Gujarat by creating pathways from “Mind-to-Market”. i-Hub is a vibrant incubation setup established under SSIP by the Education Department, Government of Gujarat.

Uniquely designed, i-Hub is an amalgamation of modernistic cutting-edge infrastructure, agile, flexible and collaborative co-working spaces to spark real interaction and flow of ideas, focused mentoring, networking, customer connect, investment opportunities, support mechanisms and futuristic labs, all under one roof. It penetrates support to the remotest stakeholder and creates a decentralized facility for best possible pre-incubation, incubation and acceleration.

i-Hub, a catalyst in creating a stronger startup ecosystem across the state with its cohesive approach in inculcating entrepreneurial spirit in the youth. i-Hub undertakes strategic interventions to develop a benchmark incubation support system in the state by linking students, academia, industry and society at large.

The startup culture of Gujarat

Gujarat has been at the forefront of working towards Hon’ble Prime Minister’s ‘Startup India’ mission. To provide a thriving environment to empower and encourage its young innovators and entrepreneurs, the Education Department, Government of Gujarat has formulated and successfully implemented its iconic Student Startup and Innovation Policy (SSIP).

Acknowledging Government of Gujarat’s persistent efforts towards creating innovation-centric atmosphere in the state, Gujarat has been awarded by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, as the best performer in State Startup Ranking 2018.

Student Startup & Innovation Policy

Facilitates assistance to student-led startups and innovations and develops student-centric innovation and preincubation ecosystem. It aims to create a common platform to showcase, support and upscale innovations and motivate students and other stakeholders for motivating stakeholders and set-up an end-to-end support system in educational institutions for better execution of ideas and innovations.

State of the art Amenities & Services At i-Hub

  • Spread over 15,000 sq mt area
  • Futuristic and advanced technology labs
  • Industrial training partners
  • Flexible and collaborative co-working space
  • Infrastructure
  • Capacity building
  • Techno-commercial mentoring
  • IPR support
  • Networking
  • Regulatory and advisory services

Board of Directors

Smt Anju Sharma, IAS

Chief Patron, Chairperson


Ms. Anju Sharma is a member of the prestigious Indian Administrative Service and has been serving in the Government at senior leadership positions for more than 28 years. She currently holds the office of Higher and Technical Education (H&TE), Government of Gujarat, as Principal Secretary.

Prof. (Dr.) Himanshu A. Pandya

Vice Chancellor, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad


Prof. (Dr.) Himanshu Pandya, is appointed as 17th Vice Chancellor of Gujarat University. Born on 8th November 1971, he started his academic carrier in 1995 as a Lecturer.

Dr. Sunil Shukla

Director, EDII


More than 23 years of professional experience in entrepreneurship teaching, training, research and consulting, including over 10 years of experience in heading academic programmes, both through regular and ODL modes.

Shri. Pravin Nahar

Director, NID


Praveen Nahar is the Director of National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad with its extension campuses in Gandhinagar and Bengaluru. He has also been a faculty member in the Product Design discipline at NID since 2002.

Shri Roopwant Singh

Director Secretary (Expenditure) – Finance Department


Shri Roopwant Singh IAS (Gujarat 2003) presently Commissioner of Geology & Mining, Gandhinagar , has been transferred and posted as Secretary to Government, Finance Department (Expenditure), Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar vice Shri Milind Torawane IAS .

Shri M.Nagarajan, IAS

Executive Director


Shri. M Nagarajan is an IAS Officer of 2009 Batch, Gujarat Cadre. Currently he is working as the Director of Higher Education, Gujarat state.He has a working experience of 22 years in various government departments including Indian Railways, Indian Audit, Accounts Department, RBI and in the Indian Administrative Service(IAS).

Shri G.T Pandya, IAS




Dr. Ketan Patel



Dr. Ketan Patel is the Chairman & Managing Director of Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a research-driven pharmaceutical company, with operations in 80 plus countries. He is an innovator, entrepreneur & pharmacist with experience of more than 40 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry. He is the key driver of innovation at Troikaa.


Dr. Venkatesh Panchapagesan

Chairperson, NSRCEL


Dr. Venkatesh Panchapagesan is an Associate Professor of Finance and also heads the Real Estate Research Initiative at IIM Bangalore. He has more than 20 years of experience in academia and in global financial services industry after finishing his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Southern California.

Shri. Kunal Upadhyay



Mr Kunal Upadhyay co-founded CIIE.CO - The Innovation Continuum - providing investment, insights and incubation support for startups. Lead a team of investment and operating professionals to back game-changing startups across deeptech, inclusion and cleantech areas.

Advisory Committee


Dr. RA Mashelkar





Prof. Anil D Sahasrabudhe

Chairman, AICTE


Prof. Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati joined All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as Chairman on 17th July 2015.


Mr. R.Ramanan

Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission - Government of India


R Ramanan is the Mission Director of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) - a flagship national Innovation initiative of the Prime Minister and the Government of India of India under the NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India).

Team i-Hub

Prof. Himanshu Pandya

Chief Mentor


Shri M Nagarajan, IAS

Executive Director


Mr Hiranmay Mahanta

Chief Executive Officer


Mr Jay Joshi

Program Head

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