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Tagore Centre for Green Technology Business Incubation (TCGTBI)

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We are at TCGTBI, Transforming Innovative Ideas to Viable Businesses


Tagore Centre for Green Technology Business Incubation (TCGTBI), a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 is set up to promote innovation and entrepreneurship by converting and translating technology ideas and innovation in various disciplines of science and engineering into products, processes and services for commercial exploitation and the benefit of society. To accomplish its goal, TCGTBI runs and manages a Business Incubator (BI) at Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST, Shibpur) to facilitate incubation of new enterprises with innovative technologies by admitting them in BI and providing them physical, technical and networking supports and services.

Concerns over climate change and global warming have cast their spell across various industrial sectors like Energy, Utilities, Power, IT, Construction Technology and planning thereby heightening the need to adopt “Green” strategies.

Our Vision

Prompted by impact of climate change, global warming, our focus is to promote incubation of green/ sustainable technology and knowledge-based innovations for the prosperity of people and better health of the planet. Our vision is to be a lead business incubator transforming nascent ventures’ technology/knowledge- based innovations into viable business through incubation, thereby contributing towards sustainable economic growths and benefits of the society


  • To ignite passion for innovation relevant to the time, sustainable technology and knowledge driven ideas
  • To catalyse/ facilitate business incubation of nascent entrepreneurs with innovative ideas
  • To facilitate ecosystems for technology promotion, transfer and protection including IPRs, Patenting etc.
  • To encourage and assist incubators to undertake feasibility study, market research, economic survey including enhancing of incubator’s management skills
  • To explore new business opportunities emanating out of Climate Change Action Plan and Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) being adopted worldwide.


IIEST, Shibpur (Erstwhile “Bengal Engineering College”) ranks 35th in NIRF-2023 among Engineering Institutes. It is the first college to become Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) in India in 2014. The Institute has a rich history. It is empowering the nation since 1856. Considering the year of establishment, it is the 3rd engineering college in India but considering the year of graduation it is the 2nd oldest engineering college in India. It has 16 departments and 8 schools. It has over 250 faculty members and student strength of over 4000.

Managing Committee Member

The Managing Committee is composed of eminent personalities with a track record of success/ achievements in their respective professional fields. The present structure of the Team of TCGTBI includes members of the Host Institute IIEST-Shibpur, members from the collaborative organisations, alumni and experts of entrepreneurial ecosystem & Techno-entrepreneurship


Mentorship is about mutual trust, understanding, learning, and growth. Mentorship is beyond just providing technical advice. It’s a companionship filled with insights. We encourage Startups and Mentors to make meaningful connections with each other to create a sustainable impact for the Ecosystem, State and Country.


Organisations/Institutes associated with TCGTBI as collaborators, support TCGTBI to foster innovation and the development of startups. These collaborations aim to provide resources, mentorship, and a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and researchers to turn their ideas into successful businesses.

News, Events & Notification

There are some exciting news, upcoming events, and important notifications to share with you from TCGTBI, Please take a moment to review the updates

Facilities, Supports & Services:

TCGTBI, the technology agnostic business incubator, is a specialized facility or program, designed to support and nurture the growth of startups and early-stage companies. Some common facilities, supports, and services provided by TCGTBI are crucial as initial hand-holding for the budding entrepreneurs.

Policies & Procedures:

Depending on the goals, regulation and norms of the host institute, IIEST- Shibpur, the policies and procedures of TCGTBI are framed. Policy guidelines for Entrepreneurship (by Alumni, Students and Faculty Members), for Incubation, for Innovation and Startups, for filing of IP etc. are to be referred by interested individuals.

Incubation at TCGTBI, IIESTS

TCGTBI at IIEST, Shibpur aims to create an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurship, fosters innovation, and drives economic growth by leveraging the resources and expertise available within the academic community. It helps bridge the gap between academia and industry, allowing innovative ideas and research to be translated into successful commercial ventures.

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Get Associated with TCGTBI, IIESTS

  • Support to Incubator under CSR
  • Co-development of Technology Solutions/ Startups
  • Licensing of Protected Technologies
  • Support From Alumni
  • Customised Training / Workshops/ FDP for different Target Groups
  • Student Membership at TCGTBI
  • Be a Member for TCGTBI Mentors’ Pool

What Do Entrepreneurs/ Innovators/ Students say about Us


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Alumni, IIEST, Shibpur

“TCGTBI has played a major role in helping us fulfil the critical gap between academia and entrepreneurship, allowing students to learn first-hand from entrepreneurs and supporting them in their own venture. In addition, this synergy allows for extensive cross-pollination of ideas, talents and technology; boosting entrepreneurs, students and academics at the same time. By creating the ecosystem, TCGTBI is shaping the future of Indian economy”.


Entrepreneur and Incubate

“TCGTBI at IIEST, Shibpur is a laudable initiative. It promotes innovation and entrepreneurship by transforming technology ideas into commercial products while providing necessary support to new enterprises. TCGTBI provides a range of services to our startup ‘Addauto Technology Pvt. Ltd.’ as an incubate. We look forward to receive continued support from TCGTBI”.

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