TCE – Technology Business Incubator

Who we are

Technology Business Incubator (TBI) is a not for profit section (25) company established since 2014 in Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE) with the funding support from NSTEDB, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. We cater to the needs of people aspiring to solve a problem by creating a business and facilitate the aspiring students, alumni and entrepreneurs to learn and practice innovation.

What we offer

TBI evolved from TCE, a technical institute that has accrued several credentials for its 63 years of technological service par excellence, aims at unleashing the innovative power of individuals in a vibrant ecosystem that ensembles galaxy of advisors, mentors, industry partners, and accredited investors.TBI @ TCE, is passionate in bringing together the right mix of people with shared dreams, and similar values to build sustainable ventures based on innovation and ethics. We render all the necessary support for innovation, including infrastructure, safety, technical resource, business related support and creative networking among startups. We facilitate incubation of innovative startups in the following identified core areas of TBI.

  • Wireless Technologies
  • Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials Technology
  • Automation
  • Machine Learning and Data science
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Information Technology enabled services

Whom we serve

We serve all eligible Indian nationals, who embark their journey of entrepreneurship in the core areas identified by the TBI @ TCE. We also promote alumni, student and faculty led ventures in alignment with the identified core areas of TBI.

Why are we relevant

We strive to strengthen the entrepreneurs through our multiple services such as

  • Access to State of the art infrastructure and technologies at affordable cost
  1. Product design, development and testing
  2. Joint technology development services
  • Training and mentoring services in different stages
  1. Exploratory phase, Early venture stage, and Scaling up stage
  • Networking Services
  1. Exploration of markets through showcase events
  2. Industry Connect services
  3. Startup colligative ecosystem
  • Mentoring services
  1. Support from TCE Alumni Network
  2. Support from incubator, Angel funding, industry association networks
  • Investment support
  1. Facilitating to sought funding from government and institutional investors
  • IPR support
  1. Guidance in Intellectual property right preparation and filing
  • Team building support
  1. Facilitating recruitment of student interns
  • Hassle free office space with meeting/conference rooms and service supports..,

We believe in having a passionate team in place, with shared dreams and aspirations to build an innovative ecosystem that caters to the needs of early stage innovators, startups and matured ventures.

Our Team

Chief Executive Officer

Dr.V.Abhaikumar is the Chief executive officer for TBI @ TCE. He has served the host institution, Thiagarajar College of Engineering for 34 years in several capacities that include Principal, Dean, Head of department, and Professor in Department of Electronics and Communication. Under his able leadership for 20 years as head of the institution, TCE has scaled greater heights in the field of Teaching and learning, Research and Development, Industry interface, Entrepreneurship, Alumni relations, and Student’s welfare. He had been instrumental in implementation of several initiatives that include introduction of novel Conceive, Design, Implement and operate (CDIO) based curriculum, Industry co-created curriculum, establishment of Thiagarajar Advanced Research centre, TIFAC centre of relevance and excellence in Wireless technologies, Centre of excellence on Environmental Information sharing, TSS Centre for Automotive research, Technology Business Incubator, and several state of the art industry supported labs. His leadership acumen and compassion has fetched several credentials including IMC Ramakrishna Bajaj quality award for Best Engineering College, ISTE Best Engineering College Principal and AICTE-CII Best industry linked institution. He holds his PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, M.E and B.E degrees from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore in the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Faculty Coordinator

Dr.S.Balaji, working in Department of Chemistry, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu, India is also the Coordinator for Technology Business Incubator @ TCE. He has his Ph.D. in Development of electrode and electrolyte materials for Lithium-ion batteries and has 16 years of experience in electrochemical power sources. He has 30 international journal papers into his credit and has filed 3 patents through the sponsored projects obtained from DST, SERB, DRDO, and UGC. He is also a consultant to Titan Watch Company, Hosur, Venus Home Appliances, Tuticorin and to various MSMEs in electroplating and surface engineering. He had been recognized with several credentials that include Visiting Researcher, National Taiwan Univerisity, Taiwan and DST Fast track young scientist grant recipient. He has been a trained faculty by National Entrepreneurship Network. Also he is one of the Hub coordinator for Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. He is in the field of Entrepreneurship for past six years as Entrepreneurship Development Cell Coordinator, and Manager, MSME Business Incubator. He has conducted many entrepreneurship training programs such as MSME Design thinking program, Business Plan Preparation programs, NEEDS training of new entrepreneurs Program, Faculty Development Program and Student E-leader programs.

Other staffs

Information and Technology Management Officer:
Mr.Venkateswaran, MCA

Incubated Companies

Name of the startupCore area
Mavel TechnologiesIT Enabled Services
TechocuparIT Enabled Services
Dotconn solutionsIT Enabled Services
Geons LogixIoT & Block chain
Komaan TechnologiesInfotainment systems
Archery TechnocratsAutomation
I50Automation and Innovation in Aviation
Jakstech SolutionsEdutech
EdukalyanEdutech
Thiagarajar Extended RealityVirtual reality & Edutech
Exotrail Designation ManagementHR
ScalefreshE-commerce
Tour AddaE-comm for transportation
AlgoozIT services
Vellon SpaceSpace technologies
Buddi healthIT enabled services
TSC Technologies (P) LtdSpace technologies
Film place IndiaIT enabled services
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