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A Vision whose Foundation Stone was Laid By His Excellency

Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam,

Former President of India

  • Workshop on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & MACHINE LEARNING: Theory & Hands-on Practice(AIML- 2024) 24th – 28th June 2024-Click here

  • Call for Applications! FTBI- NIT Rourkela is inviting applications for the DST NIDHI – PRAYAS program supported by the DST. The maximum funding support offered to an innovator/Startup under this program is INR 10 lakhs. Apply-Click here.

  • Call for Application of NIDHI EIR Round 5: Click here.

  • Results of MARKETING EXECUTIVE CUM PRO. Click here.

  • Lease of FTBI Cafeteria at TIIR building of NIT Rourkela. Click here

  • Results of MeitY Startup Hub TIDE 2.0 Funding for EiR and Product Grant. Click here

  • Innovation Carnival 2021 celebration photos. Click here

  • Results of MCL Seed Loans. Click here.

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Vision and Mission


" To be counted as a global center for promoting innovation and nurturing entrepreneurs leading to creation of jobs, improved quality of life and stronger local and national economies"


"To create an ecosystem that will foster innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among the students and faculty in science and technology leading to self- employment, creation of wealth and social values''

Incubatee Startup Companies 


Milestones Achieved So Far

Recognised Incubator
Under DST , MHRD, Govt. of India

Nodal Agency
Recognition to 
NIT Rourkela
by Startup Odisha

Recognition to 
FTBI by Startup Odisha

Recognized Startup
under DIPP 


Patent Filed and 3+ Granted


Job Opportunities

Pre-incubatee Teams


Recognized Startup
under Startup Odisha 


Startup  received Fund

500 Lakhs +
Funding to Startup

Our Supporting & Funding Bodies

List of Companies funded under various program through FTBI,NIT Rourkela

1.Clavictor Academy Pvt.Ltd.                                      2.Yarev Technology Pvt. Ltd.
3.Ayurinno Legacy Pvt. Ltd.                                        4.Biotez Agrinnovation
5. Fulkerya Design Pvt. Ltd.                                        6.MyOrg360 Innovation Pvt. Ltd
7. Prakriti Gou Anusandhana kendra Pvt Ltd                8.Ewarn System Pvt. Ltd
9. Bio printing pvt. Ltd                                               10.Metdroid Technologies Pvt. Ltd
11. Chemgreen                                                          12. Neytiri Robotics Pvt. Ltd.
13. Quidle Enterprises Pvt. Ltd                                    14. Coratia Technologies Pvt. Ltd
15. Koel fresh Pvt. Ltd                                                16.Fastech fashions Pvt. Ltd.
17. Skill Shores RIC Solutions Pvt. Ltd.                        18. Shosi Food Exports Pvt. Ltd.
19. Kiddymaitri Pvt. Ltd.                                             20. Daityantaka Agro Pvt. Ltd.
21. Yoshino Energy Pvt. Ltd.                                       22. Memoyo Animation Pvt. Ltd.
23. Jalpaiguri Technologies Pvt. Ltd.                           24. Jalpaiguri Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
25. Aurassure Pvt. Ltd.                                              26. KRP IT Solution Pvt. Ltd.  
27. Drobotics Dynamics Pvt. Ltd.                                28. KineUtkal Pvt. Ltd. 
29. MachLEE ROV Pvt. Ltd                                         30. Apstronics Technologies Pvt. Ltd
31. Iota Design & Innovations Lab Pvt Ltd                   32. Ampre Engg. Pvt. Ltd.
33. Aurassure Pvt. Ltd                                              34. Jhumpa Herbal Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd
35. STS Chawal Vahan Services Pvt. Ltd                   36. Saahaaz
37. Pradhenesh surface engineering Pvt. Ltd              38. Solarbridge Pvt. Ltd.
39. Technicator Pvt. Ltd.                                           40. Synqdelta Pvt. Ltd.

Success Stories Created...

FTBI, NIT Rourkela featured on twitter of the Ministry of Education.

Yarev Technology Pvt. Ltd. Gets Recognition from Startup Odisha under Startup Policy Odisha - 2016

Spunik Technologies Private Limited Gets Startup Recognition from Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)

Book Mediz Pvt. Ltd. Gets Recognition from Startup Odisha under Startup Policy Odisha - 2016

Yarev Technology Pvt. Ltd. bags in 2nd Prize in Inovovate, 2019 orgnized by Startup Odisha and SUIIT, Sambalpur

Phoenix Robotix Pvt. Ltd. bagged in NALCO Green Awards for Engineering Excellence 2018 

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Glimpses of Incubation and Innovation

  • Our Startup Coratia Technologies Private Limited, winner of the iDEX-Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC 7.0) by the Indian Navy.

  • Coratia Technologies Private Limited was awarded as a most promising startup at the IESA vision summit 2022 organized by IESA for their innovative product Autonomous Under Water Robot an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(OAV).

  • A recent competition call was announced by the FTBI NIT Rourkela authorities and RSP CSR authority, which was scheduled on 29th September 2022. The scheme envisages support for early-stage start-ups from local tribal youth and women entrepreneurs.

  • FTBI, NIT Rourkela featured on twitter of the Ministry of Education.


  • Over 7,000 cash-starved start-ups may benefit from angel tax relief

  • NIT Rourkela students set up fashion label, sell customized clothing 

  • 7 Tips for Early-age Startups to Get Traction that Multiplies!

  • Here's Why Companies Can't Dismiss the Rising Need for Cyber Security

  • Latest Tech Trends of 2018 Taking Over SMEs

  • Odisha to organise 'Startup Conclave'

  • 8,625 Startups Recognised as on 30 March 2018

  • FTBI-NIT Rourkela is taking the initiative to spread the startup ecosystem in this part of the country. Today, we conducted a boot camp at BPUT, Rourkela and Indian Institute for Production Management (IIPM), Kansbahal on 20th and 21st Feb 2024. We encourage the youth toward entrepreneurship, motivate them, and listen to their innovative ideas.

  • Team FTBI-NIT Rourkela participated in the "India International Science Festival 2023" in Faridabad. A diverse array of 15 incubation centres from across the nation took part in this event. The FTBI team, representing a selection of its startups such as Coratia Technologies, Aurassure Pvt. Ltd, and Skill Shores RIC Solutions Pvt Ltd, seized a remarkable opportunity to showcase and emphasize their innovative products and technological development concepts to an audience keen on scientific advancements from 17th to 20th Jan 2024.

  • FTBI-NIT Rourkela organized Mahanadi Coalfields Limited sponsored Startup Carnival 2023 at O-Hub Bhubaneswar on 11th December 2023 showcasing an 'Exhibition-cum-Sale' by incubated startups. 

  • On 30th Nov 2023 Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, visited the Foundation for Technology and Business Incubation at NIT Rourkela and interacted with young founders & CEOs of startups incubated at FTBI. He encouraged them to focus on problem-solving and contribute to the transformative journey towards Viksit Bharat.

  • FTBI-NIT Rourkela organized MCL MCL-sponsored Innovation Carnival 2023 showcasing an 'Innovation Exhibition' by school students & an 'Exhibition-cum-Sale' by incubated startups on 20th Nov 2023. 

  • FTBI- NIT Rourkela conducted a startup Odisha bootcamp at FTBI-NIT Rourkela on 17th October 2023.

  • FTBI-NIT Rourkela hosted a startup induction program on the 4th of October 2023 for 32 startups supported by schemes under DST NIDHI-PRAYAS, DST-NIDHI EIR, and MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology). During the event, a total of Rs. 1 Crore 50 Lakhs was disbursed to support these selected startups. Ms. Sushma Bilung, OAS, CEO of DMF Sundargarh graced the event as the Chief Guest. The chairman of FTBI-NITR Centre Prof. K. Umamaheshwar Rao (Director-NITR) also joined the programme.

  • Members of the Rourkela Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited FTBI on the 1st of September 2023.

  • FTBI- NIT Rourkela conducted a Startup20 Sabha at Utkalmani Gopabandhu Institute of Engineering on 19th June 2023 with the chief guest, Honorable Director of NIT Rourkela, Prof. K Umamaheshwar Rao.

  • FTBI-NIT Rourkela conducted a Startup challenge competition at Utkalmani Gopabandhu Institute of Engineering and S.K.D.A.V. Government Polytechnic on 15th and 17th May 2023.

  • On 17th April 2023, around 200 students from 35 schools participated in the 'G20 JanBhagidari Youth Fair' organized by FTBI, NIT, Rourkela, Odisha. The event featured an innovation competition, workshops on waste management and water purification, as well as details on schemes provided by MSME sponsored by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited.

  • FTBI conducted a startup ecosystem meet at Suryansh hotel Bhubaneswar on 25th March 2023, Chief Guest Shri P. K. Gupta, Joint Director & H.O.O MSME DI Cuttack and Guest of Honour, Mr. Kamal Sahoo, Head, Odisha Chapter, Federation Of Indian Export Organisations (Set up by Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India), honorable Director NIT Prof. K Umamaheswar Rao, and head of center Prof. Manoj Kumar Mishra graced the inaugural session.

  • "Budding Entrepreneurs" workshop held at FTBI, NIT Rourkela on 11th march 2023. The event featured keynote speakers Ms. Lisa M., Founder and CEO of Hofeto, and Madhura DasGupta Sinha, Founder, and CEO of Aspire For Her, who shared their journey and insights into entrepreneurship. 

  • FTBI conducted a workshop on ‘ Startup Growth Challenges’ on the 11th of January 2023.

  • FTBI conducted Innovation Carnival 2022 on the 18th and 19th of November 2022.

  • FTBI conducted a start-up ecosystem meet on 22nd September 2022, sponsored by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY).

  • On 26th August 2022, FTBI-NITR organized a workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). This offline workshop was sponsored by the Department of Science and technology, the Government of India. 

  • FTBI has organized MeitY sponsored 3-days workshop(3rd to 5th August 2022) on “3D Printers and PCB Milling Machines” for incubated startups. Shri Deepak Kumar Nayak (Director, MSME Rourkela) graced the program as the Chief Guest and interacted with the team of 20 startups from FTBI-NITR.

  • FTBI organized a 3-day hands-on workshop (8th to 10th May 2022) on “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning” for class VIII & IX students from different schools located in Rourkela.Dr. Subhankar Mohapatra (Commissioner, Rourkela Municipal Corporation) graced the event as the Chief Guest. Prof. K Umamaheshwar Rao (Director, NITR and Chairman, FTBI), Shri Siddharth Kocher (MD, Utkal Engineers Pvt Ltd) and Dr. Debayan Sarkar (Head of Centre, FTBI) also graced the inauguration ceremony as Guest of Honor.

  • FTBI, NIT Rourkela organized a seminar cum workshop at FTBI Smart seminar hall, Sponsored by MCL, in collaboration with Biotez Agrinovation Pvt. Ltd. The concerned seminar and workshop, titled ‘Advanced Innovation and Opportunities in Agri-Tech Entrepreneurship’, is to be conducted from 5th-7th May 2022.

  • FTBI Conducts its NIDHI-EIR Round-4 selection Meeting on 19th January 2022.

  • FTBI Conducted a workshop on “Newer Directions Towards Agri- Tech Entrepreneurship” at FTBI, NIT Rourkela on 11th November 2021.

  • Director NIT Rourkela Prof. Animesh Biswas inaugurated the MCL IoT Lab at FTBI, NIT Rourkela on 29th September 2021.

  • RMC Commissioner cum ADM Rourkela, Shri Dibyajyoti Parida, visited our FTBI Campus on 30th july 2021.

  • Innovation Carnival 2021 on 22nd -26th March 2021, TIIR Building, NIT Rourkela

  • Smt. Soma Mondal, Chairman, SAIL, visited to FTBI,NIT Rourkela on 3rd February 2021.

  • FTBI Conducts its NIDHI-EIR selection Meeting on 20th November 2020.

  • FTBI organized an Engagement Programme for budding Entrepreneurs on 17th October 2020 in online mode. 100 participants took part in the session. 

  • FTBI organized a pitching session on 15th November 2019 at Conference Room, TIIR Building. 40 delegates from Rourkela Chamber of Commerce and Industries took part in the session. 

  • FTBI organized a workshop on "Awareness generation on Intellectual Property Rights" on 13th November 2019 at TIIR Building, NITR.

  • Startup Odisha was organized an Investor cum Mentor Connect "Rising Bharat" event at FTBI on 22nd October 2019 in collaboration with Startup Buddy, New Delhi.

  • FTBI celebrates  Innovation Day on 15th September 2019.

  • FTBI celebrates its 3rd Foundation Day on 20th May 2019.

  • FTBI welcomes Shri Munawar Khursheed, Chief Vigilance Officer, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited on 16th April 2019

  • FTBI is going to organise a workshop on "Fostering Conducive Ecosystem for Innovators" on 27th February 2019

  • FTBI Conducts its 4th Incubatee induction Meeting on 30th January 2019

  • Dr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group  and Dr. Santrupt B Misra , Chairperson (BOG) visit to FTBI

  • Visit by Padma Shri N.R. Mohanty, ex-chairman HAL, Prof. Damodar Acharya, ex-director of IIT Kharagpur, and other distinguished Alumni and Heads of NITR to FTBI on 5th Jan 2019

Glimpses of incubation at FTBI

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