Raipur: Central Government has selected the first 36 Inc incubation centre in Raipur as one of the three new incubators in the non-academic category to be developed as the ‘Atal Innovation Centre’. 36 Inc is the incubator proposed by Chhattisgarh Government. Informing about this achievement, Mr. Alex Paul Menon, Chief Executive Officer of Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society (Chips) said that this incubation centre has been selected from around 2000 applicants. On being developed as an Atal Innovation Centre, it will come to the forefront of entrepreneurship development initiatives in the region and the country as well.
On 14th July, a team from Niti Aayog visited the proposed site for the incubator and while reviewing the plans, they were of the opinion that it is likely to be among the finest incubators in the country. Mr. Alex Pal Menon, said that the incubation centre will be established over 30,000 sq ft, and it will be equipped with about 200 workstations, 8 meeting rooms, Auditorium, Cafeteria and other such amenities. This incubation centre will have flexible working space, common business facilities and several other amenities to aspiring startups of Chhattisgarh. Startups need access to mentors, business experts and business networks and 36Inc is being established to meet this need. 36inc will also have a Fablab for rapid prototyping, an IOT lab and a multimedia lab.
36Inc will be developed as one of the finest incubators by working on a hub and spoke model. It will have partnerships with educational institutions across the state. 36nc has already forged partnerships with several leading institutions. The Fablab will be part of MIT’s international network of fablabs. Wadnwani foundation is partnering to give access to their network of mentors, entrepreneurship training programs, etc. This incubation centre will be set up right in the center of the city in a high foot fall area so that the visibility of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the city of Raipur increases.The first set of entrepreneurs to be housed in 36inc has already been selected and will be coming into the space shortly.