SIIC, IIT Kanpur Partners with Defence PSU Gliders India Limited

• IIT Kanpur’s Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) partnered with Gliders India Limited (defence PSU) to drive healthcare innovation.
• Gliders India Limited will provide financial and strategic support to startups at SIIC focusing on MedTech & Healthcare technology.
• This collaboration aims to leverage cutting-edge technologies to address critical healthcare challenges in India.

Kanpur– The Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), signed a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agreement with Gliders India Limited, a leading defence Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), to drive innovation in the healthcare sector.

Under this CSR collaboration, Gliders India Limited will provide financial assistance and mentorship to startups incubated at SIIC working on advanced medical technologies, digital health solutions, telemedicine applications, and healthcare infrastructure innovations. The partnership aims to leverage IIT Kanpur’s technological prowess combined with Gliders India Limited’s industry expertise to develop impactful solutions addressing critical healthcare challenges in India.

Prof. Ankush Sharma, Professor-In-Charge of SIIC, IIT Kanpur, emphasised the shared mission to drive innovation: “We are thrilled to join forces with Gliders India Limited. This collaboration creates a powerful ecosystem where our incubated startups can tap into Gliders India Limited’s vast industry experience to translate their innovations into real-world impact.”

Gliders India Limited will connect startups with domain experts, industry resources, and market networks, thereby accelerating their growth and commercialization journeys. The PSU’s strategic support will enable these startups to navigate the complex healthcare landscape effectively.

V K Tiwari, Chairman and Managing Director of Gliders India Limited, echoed the sentiment: “As a responsible corporate citizen, Gliders India Limited is committed to positive societal change. Partnering with SIIC allows us to harness innovation’s potential and contribute to national well-being by addressing pressing healthcare challenges.”

The MoU exchange ceremony at the Gliders India Limited Headquarters witnessed participation from key representatives of both organizations, including  Piyush Mishra, CFO/COO; and  Animesh Mishra, Head Defence from SIIC, IIT Kanpur; and  Sunil Date, Director of Operations & HR;  Surendra Dhapodkar, Director of Finance; S.K. Singh, General Manager/Op & HR; and  B.L. Meena, Jt GM/HR & PV from Gliders India Limited, all expressing enthusiasm about the collaboration’s potential to revolutionise healthcare delivery.

This industry-academia collaboration highlights SIIC, IIT Kanpur’s dedication to encouraging synergies between educational institutions, industry players, and government bodies. By combining these strengths, SIIC and Gliders India Limited are poised to make significant strides in transforming healthcare for India and beyond.

About Gliders India Limited- Gliders India Limited is an Indian state-owned defence company, headquartered at Ordnance Parachute Factory, Kanpur, India. It was established in 2021 as part of the restructuring and corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board into seven different Public Sector Undertakings. GIL primarily manufactures military parachutes for the use of the Indian Armed Forces and foreign militaries, and parachutes for aero-sport and emergency services. GIL’s main manufacturing facility is the Ordnance Parachute Factory in Kanpur.

About SIIC, IIT Kanpur- Established in 2000 as a frontrunner in India’s incubation scene, the Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur empowers aspiring entrepreneurs. Leveraging its vast network of mentors, investors, and industry experts, SIIC guides young innovators with technological ambitions throughout their entrepreneurial journeys. SIIC IIT Kanpur fosters a culture of deep-tech incubation, translating scientific and engineering solutions into practical applications. With a focus on tackling national challenges and uplifting underserved communities, SIIC bridges the gap between nascent ideas and real-world impact.


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