Centre for Innovation, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship

With CIIE, you build the foundation for entrepreneurial success

Strengthen the capacity to create ideas and innovation. Accelerate business application of these ideas and innovations and extending these capacities Provide entrepreneurship education skills to create venture ready workforce The Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) aims to promote entrepreneurship and innovation using a 360-degree approach to enable startups in health management. The focus is on producing venture ready workforce and transformation of job seekers to job creators.


Contribute to the entrepreneurial ecosystem by transforming innovative ideas into successful entrepreneurial ventures.


Foster conducive and healthy environment to nurture purpose driven entrepreneurs imbibed with leadership qualities using innovative and ethical business practices to make global impact.

What we do?

  1. Capability enhancements of entrepreneurial education/skills amongst students through various trainings/courses and exposure.
  2. Catalyze and promote development of affordable and innovative product and solution with social impact goals and create entrepreneurial culture in the university and other institutions.
  3. Foster linkages between the academia, Industries, R&D institutions and other related organizations with national/global expertise for enabling commercialization and global competitiveness.

What we do?

We serve all full-time degree-seeking IIHMR students, alumni, faculty-led ventures, social activists and marketers and working executives with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship in health management space in particular hospital, pharmaceutical, medical device, rural development, digital health and other technology.

In partnership with our advisory board, mentors, corporates, development agencies, community and investors, CIIE cultivates purpose-driven innovators and entrepreneurs that have mindset and ability to bring disruptive change in India.

Building and supporting a culture of enterprise in Health Management Space

Motivational & Skill development Activities

Develop & Grow workshops Supporting students to develop their enterprise skills and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Raising awareness Developing an entrepreneurial mindset -> Putting it into practice

Intellectual Property (IP) advice and support Improving the understanding and awareness of IP among the student community.

Ted talks and educational/ informative talks Successful entrepreneurs share their experiences to inspire studentsand graduates to take the next step on their business journey.

Boot Camps Intensive practical advice and support for students and graduates to refine their business and social enterprise ideas.

6-month startup course Help students validate an idea and identify their first customers.

Competitions and challenges Students put their skills and ideas to the test, to gain funding and support to take their ideas further.

15 days certificate programme Help students to develop a solid business plan and a pitch deck.

6-month accelerator course (scale-up plan) Supporting students and graduates to develop a Minimum Viable Product and secure their first sales. (We aim to create start-up businesses & entrepreneurial graduates).

1:1 advice/mentorship Advice for students and graduates with a business idea.

Educational and Experiential learning Programs

Graduate Entrepreneur course A 12-month programme for ambitious grauates, providing accss to space, funding and advice/ mentoring to take their business to the next level.

We are supported by a network of entrepreneurs and partners

Leadership Team

With the help of our well-informed leadership team, we’ve created curricula for modern entrepreneurship that is socially conscious, and purpose driven. Learn more about the work and values of the instrumental people who defined CIIE’s guiding principles.

Dr Pankaj Gupta

Chief Mentor, CIIE, President – IIHMR University

Dr Sheenu Jain

Head, Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship

Advisory Board (CIIE)

Mrs. Sheenu Jhawar Chair

Co-Founder and Director at Apex Hospitals Pvt Ltd, India

Chair - Mrs. Sheenu Jhawar, Co-Founder and Director at Apex Hospitals Pvt Ltd, India. She also founded India's first Clinical Governance and Audits' consulting firm, ‘ACE Vision Health Consultants P L’. Identified as one of the 10 "Emerging Women Leaders in Health Care by 'India Med Today'.

Geoffrey Clements Chairman and Director

India of Commonwealth Infrastructure Partners (CIP), London (United Kingdom).

Geoffrey Clements, the Chairman and Director for India of Commonwealth Infrastructure Partners (CIP), London (United Kingdom). He is a Visiting Professor at leading business schools and significant contributor to various forums of CII, the UK India Business Council and the Indian High Commission.

Vivek Joshi

Alumni of IIT Mumbai and IIM Ahmedabad

Vivek Joshi (Alumni of IIT Mumbai and IIM Ahmedabad), an international multifunctional professional, including Business Management, Innovation Management, Supply Chain Management. He guides business and corporate strategies in the portfolio of a Private Equity and serve as Director on the Board of companies across sectors like Healthcare and Consumer goods.

Vishal Gupta

Global Academic Professional

Vishal Gupta, a global academic professional (including USA, India, Bahrain) with a passion for research and teaching in strategic management and entrepreneurship. Published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Arun Kumbhat

Arun Kumbhat, a passionate problem solver and leader in bringing together ideas, resources and people that are needed to foster change and results. He serves on prestigious Think Tanks in Digital Health, Sustainability besides Non-Profit Organisations in Heritage, Performing Arts and in Culture.

Anuradha S. Palanichamy

Professor and Dean(SDS), IIHMR University

Anuradha S. Palanichamy, a founding Chairperson & Managing Trustee of ‘Metamorphosis Group’ – A Philanthrophy driven development foundation focussing on delivering innovative services towards effective SDG implementation.

Manish Harodia

Chief Business Officer GirnarSoft

Manish Harodia, a Chief Business Officer at GirnarSoft (parent company for Cardekho, Bikedekho, Trucksdekho). A prolific speaker, trainer and mentor with various educational institutions in India.

Manushree Khandelwal

Founder, Femora

Manushree Khandelwal, Founder, Femora. He has expertise over E-commerce (specially on marketplaces such as Amazon, Flipkart and Self E-Brand Stores) and Cross-Border Supply Chain Procurement.

Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs Voices


Learn more about CIIE:
Dr Sheenu Jain, CIIE Head
Phone: +91 141 3924700, 2791431-32