Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem at VIT Chennai

VIT Chennai has a vibrant eco system for innovations including Incubation we have two incubation center to support students, faculty members for converting their startup ideas into startups with faculty members from each school to coordinate the innovation and Startup activities. VIT Social Business Incubator is started in the year 2017 funded by the British Council in association with Cambridge Judge Business School UK and V-NEST started in the year 2020 supported by the institute. 

The Incubation  Center at VIT Chennai provide  office space,  access to institute  infrastructure supports funding / research assistance consultancy, mentorship support for students and early stage entrepreneurs.  VIT Chennai has  developed a Innovation and Startup policy for its students and faculty members.

V-NEST 0ffice


Dr. Sasi Kumar M

Director – V-NEST
Professor , SMEC

Dr. Ravi V

Assistant Director – V-NEST
Associate Professor, SENSE

Dr. Manigandan N

Associate  Professor, SAS

Dr. B. Sivakami

Assistant Professor Sr., SSL

Dr.Shwetha M  Krishnappa

Assistant Professor, VITBS

Prof. Sridhar.R

Associate  Professor, SMEC

Dr. Pradeep Narayanan. S.
Assistant Professor Sr., SENSE

Dr. Jafferson JM

Associate  Professor, SMEC

Dr. Umayal

Associate  Professor, SELECT

Prof. S.Vinusowndarya

Assistant Professor , VFIT

Prof. Karthikeyan K 

Assistant Professor Sr.  SCE

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Activities

  • Lean Startup / TARP  / IIP / New Product Development 
  • Innovation Competitions / Hackathons 
  • Session by Alumni Entrepreneurs , Startup Founders and Experts and Training Programme
  • SEED Funding to Students & Faculty Members
  • VIT Innovation & Startup Policy 
  • Incubation , Mentorship and Access to infrastructure