Tamil Nadu Manufacturing Business Incubation Infrastructure Development Programme
Promotion of Technology based Entrepreneurship is one of the key areas of focus of EDII-TN. Infrastructure support in establishment of Manufacturing Business Incubators in Technical Institutions for a period of three years is taken up under TANII Scheme. Nine Incubators have been established with financial assistance upto a maximum of Rs. 2.5 crores for a period of three years. These Incubators are in varied domains. Among these, the Veterinary Biological and Agro-Forestry incubators are the first of its kind in the country. The others are in horticulture, agriculture, fisheries, pharmacology and food & nutrition. In addition to support with funds, EDII is also conducting capacity building programmes for specialized skills required for incubation managers under this training programme. Incubation officials are being exposed to the best practices of the incubation centres.
Tamil Nadu Manufacturing Business Incubator Infrastructure Development Programme (TNMBIIDP) is funded by TANII to start 10 Business Incubators (BIs) in the state. BIs are provided a maximum grant-in-aid of Rs. 2.5 crore over a 3 year period. Largely covers operational expenditure and a small component of equipments of BIs. Accordingly 9 incubators have been started.
The Nine Incubation Centers are as below,
Veterinary Incubation Forum @ TANUVAS
EDII - Periyakulam Horticulture Business Incubation Forum.
EDII - Killikulam Agri Business Forum
EDII - Mettupalayam Agroforestry Business Incubation Forum
EDII - Marine Product Business Incubation Forum
EDII - Anna Business Incubation And Research Foundation
Pub Incubation Confederation, Salem
EDII - Trichy Agri Business Forum
Annamalai Innovation And Incubation Research Foundation
The activities of these Incubation Centers are selection of Incubatees, Office space rental, mentoring, act as Knowledge Partner in Innovation Voucher Programme, infrastructure support, resource network development, awareness creation, training/capacity building programmes, licensing & IPR support, etc,.