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Incubation Centre

INCUBATION CENTRE

(A Joint Venture of Directorate of Industries and Commerce,

Govt. of Kerala & KMEA Engineering College, Ernakulam)

 

Electronics Incubation Centre

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:

 

  • Quality workspace infrastructure
  • Round the Clock 24*7 Operations
  • High Dedicated Bandwidth
  • Security Systems
  • Rack Space
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Rooms
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria

Incubation Process

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.

Entering Incubation

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.

Incubation Support

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.

Infrastructure Facilities

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
1 Auto Transformers.  
2 Dimmerstats  
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  
11 LCR­Q Meter  
12 Laptops  
13 PCB Prototype Machine  
14 IBM Server  
15 Computers  
16 Networking with internet connection  
17 Printers  
18 Programmable Power Supplies  
19 Signal Analyzer  
20 Universal Programmer  
21 Spectrum   Analyzer   1000   Mhz   with accessory probes for various applications  
22 Micro  controller  development systems for PIC, 8051 micro controllers  
23 Function Generator  
24 Soldering and De­soldering Stations  

 

Activities:

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:

  1. Smart helmet for bike riders
  2. LED Flash torch
  3. Ploy House farm controller

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.

  1. Training on PCB design.

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.

 

  1. Training on LED Lamp manufacturing

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.

 

  1. One day program for Intelligent LED Lighting.

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.

 

  1. ASAP Training program ‘CCTV INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN’ on April 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 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.

 

  1. ASAP Training program ‘CCTV INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN’ on April 2018

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.

 

  1. HANDS­ON WORKSHOP ON ELECTRONIC PRODUCT DESIGN

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.