(A Joint Venture of Directorate of Industries and Commerce,
Govt. of Kerala & KMEA Engineering College, Ernakulam)
KMEA Group of institutions, a renowned name in education field has provided technocrats and leaders for many yrs.
Electronics Incubation Centre, a Joint venture of Department of Industries and Commerce, Govt. of Kerala and KMEA Engineering College,Edathala,Aluva is born with the vision of bringing decades of experience & expertise to the entrepreneurial world. The centre is operated by the KMEA Innovation Cell (KIC). The centre is established in the year 2006 with equipments costing around 40 Lakhs Rupees.
We understand that majority of startups fail to make the cut, simply because they do not get the right guidance and the tools to steer them on the path to success. We realize the changing dynamics of newage technology businesses & the need of a nurturing ecosystem that allows wannabe entrepreneurs to focus on their core business.Our Electronics Incubation centre envisions incubating business in the technology & manufacturing domain from across the globe.
Business incubators have been around since ages. Typically attached to universities, these entities offered a proving ground, with backoffice resources, for fledgling entrepreneurs.We are an ideatoexecution setup that helps nurture your preproduct idea, helps you make a prototype and ultimately build a product out of it.We promote aspiring entrepreneurs in the field of Electronics and Communication.Entrepreneurs can engage in concieving,designing,fabricating and demonstrating engineering products ,But these products are not taken up for manufacturing in the absence of mutual acess between prospective entrepreneurs and the institution
We believe ideas multiply when they come in contact with other ideas. And so we’ve created a collaborative environment where entrepreneurs can connect with each other, mentors, investors, and tap into the collective knowledge of the community. We provide the following support for our incubates:
We have clearly defined incubation process which helps entrepreneurs realize their ideas. The objective of incubation is to produce successful companies with the potential to create jobs, commercialize new technologies, and strengthen economies.
The Incubation of an idea begins with entrepreneurs submitting their business plans for review. The rest of the process, from submission to incubation at the Centre, is described below.
If an idea is found to be developed and interesting enough, the entrepreneur will be given an opportunity to present it to Screening Committee.
The entrepreneur is sent an intimation letter outlining the documents that have to be submitted prior to the commencement of incubation. The team needs to have formed a Private Limited Company. The company has to submit its incorporation documents (its Articles and Memorandum of Association) PAN card before the necessary incubation agreements can be prepared.
Once the documents are received, they will be reviewed and the necessary agreements are prepared. Generally, an incubatee is expected to enter incubation before the next Screening Committee meeting (that is, within one quarter); in exceptional cases, some extension on this timeline can be provided.
Focused Industry Verticals
Technology, Internet, Mobile, Greentech, Cleantech, Biotech, Healthcare, Gaming, Edutech, Data Analytics, Saas, PLM, Agriculture, Food & Food Processing.
The centre has a built up space of more than 2500 sq. ft. and is well furnished. Infra structural facilities/ equipments available in the centre is given in table 1. Apart from the facilities available at the centre, the incubation centre is enjoying all the facilities available in the college such as High speed Internet connection, well established library, Communications lab, microprocessor lab, computer lab, CAD lab, Circuits labs power electronics lab. etc.
Table 1. List of Equipments and facilities available in the Incubation centre
|Sl. No||Item Details||Remarks|
|3||Analog/linear IC Tester|
|4||Digital IC Tester|
|5||Digital storage oscilloscopes|
|6||True RMS Digital Multimeters|
|7||Digital Humidity Meter|
|8||Digital pH Meter|
|9||Edwin XP EDA Software(License for 20 users)|
|10||High Frequency Counter|
|13||PCB Prototype Machine|
|16||Networking with internet connection|
|18||Programmable Power Supplies|
|21||Spectrum Analyzer 1000 Mhz with accessory probes for various applications|
|22||Micro controller development systems for PIC, 8051 micro controllers|
|24||Soldering and Desoldering Stations|
Even though the centre was established in the year 2011, the activities of the Incubation centre was in a low pace and now gaining momentum. The facilities available in the centre is extended to the students and the facility enhanced the quality of the student projects. The following student project s were successfully that can lead to commercially viable Electronics product.
Up to this time, the following student project were supported by the Incubation centre:
Details of the above projects are given in the appendix.
Incubation centre dedicated to extend all support to incubate these ideas into useful marketable product. Even after passing out from the college, they are welcome to explore the faciltieis in the incubation centre.
Workshops and Trainings:
Apart from student project support, the Incubation centre provides training for unemployed youth that aids them to become entrepreneurs.
We have conducted the following training programs during the current year.
We had conducted a 20 days entrepreneur ship development training program on 17 th MARCH¬12th April 2014 for the unemployed youth on Printed circuit board design. The program was supported by the District Industries Centre under the ‘Flagship training program’of the Government of Kerala. Beneficiaries of this training
program was identified and selected by DIC and training was conducted at KMEA Engineering college. This program was inaugurated by the General manager of DIC. The participants were given training on EDWINXP PCB design Software. Program Details are attached with this report.
This program was a great success and received wide publicity. All the participants are happy and they requested conduct more program like this workshop in future.
We are now planning and preparing to conduct another training program for LED lamp manufacturing. Attending this training will provide skills and knowledge for the participants so as to start their own LED lamp manufacturing units in the small small scale sector.
We had conducted a 20 days entrepreneur ship development training program on 31st October¬25th November 2014 for the unemployed youth on LED Lamp manufacturing. The program was supported by the District Industries Centre under the ‘Flagship training program’ of the Government of Kerala. Beneficiaries of this training program was identified and selected by DIC and training was conducted at KMEA Engineering college. This program was inaugurated by the General manager of DIC.
IETE student section of KMEA Engineering college conducted a one day Idea competition on LED Lighting systems for the students on xxxxx. The main objective of this program was to create an awareness among the engineering students the importance of LED lighting and necessity of technology development in the related fields.
This program was supported by the Incubation centre. Incubation centre offered all support to realize the selected ideas into products.
ADDITIONAL SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAMME (ASAP), A joint initiative of Higher Education Department and General Education Department, Government of Kerala in association with KMEA Engineering college organised a 200 hr training program, “CCTV Installation Technician” under the DAT(Design align and Train) scheme. Inauguration held on 5th April 2017 at 10.am by Dr. V. P Devassia, Additional director, IHRD. The purpose of this training session is to build a solid working knowledge of various types of surveillance camera, DVR and network devices for online monitoring. This training covered different analog, digital, Hybrid and IP solutions and products. Handson exercises help the students to build experience on the subjects. The training programme, assessment by SSC (Sector Skill Council) and internship of students in various leading CCTV companies were completed by July 2017.
ADDITIONAL SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAMME (ASAP), A joint initiative of Higher Education Department and General Education Department, Government of Kerala in association with KMEA Engineering college organised a 200 hr training program, “CCTV Installation Technician” under the DAT(Design align and Train) scheme. Inauguration held on 16th April 2018 at 10.am by college principal Dr. Amar Nishad T. M The purpose of this training session is to build a solid working knowledge of various types of surveillance camera, DVR and network devices for online monitoring. This training covered different analog, digital, Hybrid and IP solutions and products. A handson exercise on different types of camera & DVR helps the students to build experience on the subjects. The training programme will assessment by SSC (Sector Skill Council) and will certified by both NSDC and ASAP, Kerala. As part of the course internship of 150 Hr will be providing to all students in various CCTV companies.
Department of Electronics and Communication, KMEA Engineering college organised a one week (From 2nd July to 6th July 2018) training program on , “ELECTRONIC PRODUCT DESIGN” In Association with IETE Students Forum & IEDC(Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell). Inauguration held on 2nd July 2018 at 9.30am by Dr. Rekha Laxmanan, Vice Principal, KMEA Engineering College. Mrs Manju Bhasher (HOD EC) , Mr. Binish M C (Programme Coordinator) and HODs of all departments were present. The purpose of this training session is to build a solid working knowledge of power supplies, design principles of regulated power supplies, various types of voltage regulators, PCB design and oscillator circuit. The Handson exercises help the students to build experience on the subjects and it make the students think of different practical aspects of electronic manufacturing. The training programme completed on 6th July and distributed the certificates by the principal.