KIIF Incubates Companies By Providing Workspaces, Cutting Edge Labs, As Well As Domain Expert Mentors To Enter The Business World & Help Entrepreneurs Find Success

Karnavati Innovation and Incubation Foundation (KIIF) is a design business incubator that works on an amalgamation of design, technology and business principles. Located within the campus of Karnavati University, it has been formed to help start-ups and entrepreneurs in their journey towards becoming successful businesses. Through its hallmark business assistance services, it would render much needed support to companies sprouting their way into the business world.

The incubated companies will have access to corporate like workspaces, domain expert mentors and cutting-edge labs to take their idea to emerge out into a successful and profitable business venture.


To nurture innovations by creating an ecosystem that would foster the entrepreneurial spirit amongst youth and contribute towards making India an innovative and creative nation.


To create an inclusive environment for potential entrepreneurs and graduating students so as to translate knowledge and innovation into creation of successful enterprises contributing in nation’s growth.


Vice Chancellor’s Message

This is good to see initiative of setting up an advance level incubator at ‘E-Cell’ of ‘Karnavati University’. The entrepreneurial journey is not a sprint but a marathon type of run, wherein final destination is important but journey, itself is fulfilling and rewarding because connect within entrepreneurial eco-system is a life-long bonding, life-changing learning and life-caring living. This is the best time for India as start- up culture seems to be maturing with policy makers as well as investor community coming forward to give that extra push to budding entrepreneurs who are working in more than 360 incubators, across Nation. At present, India is third in the list of countries having the most unicorns, trailing the U.S. (396) and China (277), but ahead of UK (32) and Germany (18) but with youth of our Nation taking up challenges, thrown at them by industries, it is not far that India gets top slot in landscape of entrepreneurship. Hon’ble Prime Minister, himself, is encouraging ‘Start-Up’ culture followed by Innovation policy aimed at helping innovators and students. Due to health crisis, many of start-ups have come forward to provide solution to array of problems at cost effective level and that fulfils need of society. I do wish that ‘Karnavati Innovation Incubation Foundation’ (KIIF) becomes favourite place for those who seek to be what they wish to be…… Entrepreneurs, job creators and value oriented.
– Dr A K S Suryavanshi
Vice Chancellor
Karnavati University
Vice Chancellor

Governing Body

Shri S. J. Haider, IAS
Principal Secretary, H&TE, GoG

Ex-Officio Member, Governing Body Shri S. J. Haider is a member of the prestigious Indian Administrative Service

Shri Ritesh Hada

Ritesh Hada is the Managing Trustee of Karnavati Medical & Educational Trust. An alumnus of Calcutta University and Leicester

Dr A K S Suryavanshi
Vice Chancellor (Provost)

Dr A K S Suryavanshi is a senior academic, with 27 years of experience, across corporate and academics organizations.

Shri Nilesh Hada

Mr. Nilesh Hada is the Chairman of “Uniworld Educare Foundation”. A visionary graduate from reputed University of Calcutta,

Shri Shashikant Chaudhary

Mr. Shashikant Chaudhary is a serial entrepreneur and innovator who has co-founded five IT companies. He is a renowned mentor 

Dr. Malay Mahadevia

Dr. Malay Mahadevia is Group Director – HR, Adani Group and Wholetime Director, Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd. (APSEZ)

Shri Durgesh Agarwal

Shri Durgesh Agarwal is the Founder and Director of DA Group. As a multidisciplinary entrepreneur, Mr. Agarwal has served on various boards

Shri Ajay Umat

Mr. Ajay Umat, a well-known and respected senior journalist from Gujarat has built a formidable reputation for himself in 28 years of exemplary 

Shri Mitul Shelat

Mr. Mitul Shelat is a practicing lawyer with over a decade of experience in the Legal industry. He is the founder and 

Dr. Amaresh Chakrabarti

Dr. Amaresh Chakrabarti is a Senior Professor and current Chairman for Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing, Indian

Shri Shyam Parekh

Mr. Shyam Parekh has been a journalist for over 25 years. Currently, he is the Director of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s HB Institute of 

Shri N. C. Singhal

N C Singhal was the founder Chief Executive Officer, designated as the Vice-Chairman & Managing Director 

Col. Surojit Bose (retd.)

Surojit Bose is the Director – (Academics & International Collaborations) of Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID), Karnavati University.

Shri Tariq Ali Saiyed

He has done his Masters in Business Administration with specialisation in Marketing from ICFAI University.