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Achievements of GIAN

  • GIAN has been has been adjudged the joint winner of the National Award for Technology Business Incubation for the year 2003. The other joint awardee is the Telecommunications and Computer Networks (TeNet) Group based out of the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. The award has been instituted by the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India to recognize the good work done by various organizations in the area of techno-entrepreneurship development and business incubation. The award carries a cash prize of Rupees One Lakh along with a trophy and citation. The award was formally presented by President Shri A.P.J Abdul Kalam on June 30, 2006 at New Delhi. Read More
  • Established a design studio GRIDS (GRASSROOTS INNOVATIONS DESIGN STUDIO) at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad to provide world-class design inputs to the grassroots innovations supported by Gujarat Government.
  • GIAN recognized as an R & D institution by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India.
  • Linked various schemes of DST and DSIR such as Technopreneur Promotion Program (Tepp), TIFAC, and leading nationalized banks to help innovators in the form of product prototype, workshop establishment, conference & seminar etc.
  • Achieved 18 technology transfer for four innovations on, district, and state, national and global level.
  • Facilitated filing of 30 patents in India out of which 15 patent have been awarded.
  • Filed seven patens in USA out of which 4 patents have been awarded.
  • Established patent facilitation cell with the help of Industries Commissionerate, Govt. of Gujarat for small & medium innovators.
  • Three innovators of GIAN attended Common Wealth Science Council (CSC), Science and Technology ministers forum of Common Wealth Nations held at South Africa.
  • GIAN played an instrumental role as a Knowledge Partner in building Global GIAN through on line incubation platform being developed by SRISTI and APCTT network.


Sr Particulars Innovations supported
1 Project supported till date 123
2 Financial support extended 71
3 Technology support provided 83
4 Patents filed in India 39
5 Patents granted in India 20
6 Patents filed in USA 7
7 Patents granted in USA 4
8 Prototype development support extended 76
9 Venture finance extended 22
10 Technology transfer achieved 19
11 Enterprise development support extended 34