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Welcome to PeriyarTBI

The start:

Periyar Technology Business Incubator a grant in aid project of National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board(NSTEDB) of Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India was established in the year 2006 with 'Herbal health' as its thrust area. Periyar TBI provides mentoring, handholding and all types of support services to those who wish to start enterprises in fields like agro, bio and food technologies. It is designated as incubator for Women by the department of Science & Technology and it is the only incubator in India to focus business development in herbal products. The operations and management is governed by a separate board comprising of DST representative, technical experts, bankers, venture capitalist, technopreneurs and academia.

What we do:

Periyar TBI has a full-fledged testing laboratory with equipments to serve all biological and organic sample testing. It has a small formulation unit, Common Facility Centre; tissue culture production unit to support medicinal plants based product development. Individual incubation space is allotted for eligible enterprising units and other infrastructure and facilities are provided on rent. A sale outlet is provided in the incubator for the incubees who run the outlet as a professional shop and share the earnings. Periyar TBI encourages its incubees to participate in exhibitions/expositions organized by various agencies in the region for better visibility of the products and the incubee companies. The year around activities include Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps, public meetings, seminars, workshops, Skill development programmes, hands on training in instruments and tailor made programmes on demand. Periyar TBI organizes Entrepreneurship Awareness programmes in other colleges and extends post programme support also.

Credits so far :

  • 2008: One of its incubatees has won LRAMP award for "best woman entrepreneur -2008" from Villgro.
  • 2009: One incubatee has got patent for his design (weeding and furrowing wheel for paddy intercultural operations).
  • 2009:As part of its industrial network services, Periyar TBI has developed a semi-automated cutting machine for areca nuts to reduce the human drudgery.
  • 2010 :It has also received the Rural Innovation Fund from NABARD to develop a semi automated buffing machine for the Stainless steel vessel manufacturers cluster in Kumbakonam,the design is patented.
  • 2010:One student aspirant won best innovative award and first prize in group event of the state level EDP organised by TAHDCO, CII and EDI, TN state.
  • 2011: one incubatee has won the best incubate company award from Indian STEPs and Business incubators Association(ISBA) under Biotech/Pharma category.
  • Partnership :

    Periyar TBI also serves as nodal and partner institutions to some of the central government agencies.

    It is the partner institution with National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme) of the Ministry of MSME.

    It has the status of Business Incubator with the MoMSME to support entrepreneurial ventures at early stage.

    Periyar TBI is a nodal centre for National Innovation Foundation (NIF) established by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt.of India to scout and record grass root innovations.

    Periyar TBI provides hand holding services to new entrepreneurs through Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana scheme of the Ministry of MSME.

    Periyar TBI is an approved training centre for KVIC to impart trainings under Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)

    Membership :

    Periyar TBI is one of the members of iDISC Global Network of Business Incubators Member in World Bank supported infoDev's Working Group on Women-Focused Business Incubation.

    Periyar TBI has a membership in Indian STEPs and Business incubators Association (ISBA) and Member incubator in Asia Pacific Incubator Network (APIN)