Criterion 3 - Research, Innovations and Extension

Key Indicator - 3.3 Innovation Ecosystem


Institution has created an ecosystem for innovations, Indian Knowledge System (IKS),including awareness about IPR, establishment of IPR cell, Incubation centre and other initiatives for the creation and transfer of knowledge/technology and the outcomes of the same are evident

  • MLR Institute of Technology (MLRIT) has a mission to promote Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship among the Student and Faculty with an ability to facilitate and commercialize sophisticated technology products through the Center for innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).CIE would also spread the message of entrepreneurship and innovation among our sister institutes, other institutes, and industries to create a culture of entrepreneurship and innovations that the MLR Institute of Technology is part of.

  • CIE has achieved the following landmarks:

    • 1. 14 Student Startups incubated
    • 2. 57 IPRs filed
    • 3. 74 Innovations supported
    • 4.47 Innovation and Design Thinking activities conducted
    • 5.32 Entrepreneurships activities promoted
    • 6.21 Competitions and Hackathons conducted

  • All these would not have been possible without CIE which is so active in engaging both students and faculty. CIE is also supported by several Govt. and Non-Govt. schemes like

    • 1. MSME Business Incubation where students Innovative Ideas or Startups can receive financial assistance up to 15 lakhs.
    • 2. Technology Business Incubator (TBI) provides seed fund up to 10 lakhs for each Innovation and Startup.
    • 3. Livelihood Business Incubator (LBI) empowers to start up own Business Enterprise and create local Employment.
    • 4.IPFC cell was established in MLRIT with the support of MSME, Govt of INDIA.

  • Following are the facilities, services and collaborations of CIE to channelize the knowledge and Innovations of the young minds towards innovation-driven enterprises and promote employment opportunities amongst youth especially students.

  • Facilities:
  • 1. Innovation Hub: Loaded with computer systems and emerging technology software required to develop innovative solutions for societal or community needs.

  • 2. Makerspace/ Prototype Lab: Technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention which is loaded with ultra-modern equipment such as Multimedia Workstations, 3D Printers, CNC Machines, Laser cutters, and thus provides stimulus for student Entrepreneurs.

  • Services:
  • 1. Innovation Challenge: To identify and convert innovations into marketable products and services

  • 2. Industry Collaborative Programs: Will help to learn from lead entrepreneurs

  • 3. Innovation Protection and IPR: Legal assistance to protect innovations, design and products

  • 4. Seed Funds for Innovations and Startups: Access to investors network and government funding schemes

  • 5. Startup Accelerators: To build all the other tools and skills necessary to scale up a stat up

  • 6. Business Mentor Connects: To share and evaluate business ideas with domain experts for corporate marketing

  • Collaboration and Associations:
  • 1. T-Hub Foundation, Hyderabad: T-Tribe Program to Mentor student innovations & Startups

  • 2. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad: Technology Entrepreneurship Program Helps student to convert their innovation into startup

  • 3. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME): Seed funding for Student Innovations

  • 4. MHRD’s Institution’s Innovation Council: Nurture Innovation and Entrepreneurship among the students

  • 5. Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) supported by Ministry of MSME, Govt. India: Support Intellectual Property Rights to file student innovation as Patents, Design and Copyrights

  • 6. Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), Govt. Telangana: Training on advanced technologies and Placement support

  • 7. J-Hub, JNTU – Hyderabad: Inculcate the culture of innovation and Product Development

  • 8. Central Institute of Tool Design (MSME – Tool Room), Hyderabad: Supports Market Ready Product Development.