ISBA Annual Conference – 2009

THEME: “Creating an Innovation Economy through Entrepreneurs & Incubation”

January 29 – 31, 2009 at Chennai


Department of Science & Technology (DST)
Technology Development Board (TDB)
Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MoMSME)
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DISR)
Software Technology Park of India
Department of Biotechnology
Government of Tamil Nadu

Major Sessions Conducted
  • Models to Marvel in Incubation
  • Innovation Development: Is it a gold mine or just glittering mirage?
  • Innovation Seed Fund: Is it a boon for a startup or an early stage bailout?
  • New Venture Funding
  • Academic Challenges in Incubation
  • Sustainability: Can we save incubation?
  • Mentoring in Incubators: Does sugar coating incubation pills work?
  • International Incubator Package: Emerging triads of International Incubation
  • Policy making in Incubation: Are we solving the problem or a part of it?
  • Skills Pavilion: Important as they are, can Incubators play a critical role in skill Development of communities

International Pavilion

(Global Incubation Insight Sessions)

  • Greece
  • South Africa
  • Nepal
  • Mexico
  • Iran
  • Malaysia
  • Italy
  • Sri Lanka
  • Indonesia

Plenary Discussions

Models to Marvel in Incubation

Clean & Green Tech Incubation: Is it a moral obligation and the future hold?

The Public-Private-Partnership: How effective linkages can be forged, avoiding the proverbial pitfalls in human nature

Insights – Incubation Streams 

Bio Sciences Incubation
AgriBusiness Incubation
ICT Incubation
Rural Technology Incubation
Manufacturing Technology Incubation

Major Organisations Participated:

World Bank
Science Innovation Network of British High Commission
International Finance Corporation
Global Business Incubation Network
15 Innovation and Incubation Network Associations
Euro-Office Services Members