10 - 12 September 2016


On behalf of Indian Science & Technology Entrepreneur Parks’ and Business Incubators’ Association (ISBA), it gives me immense pleasure in inviting you to join us for a…

THREE DAY EXTRAVAGANZA on Incubation & Innovation
XI ISBA Annual Conference –
& MAHA Innovation Summit 2016

The 11th ISBA conference would be bringing together all stakeholders of the Innovation and Entrepreneurial ecosystem from across the world and India.

MAHA Innovation Summit, an initiative of Maharashtra State Innovation Council, Government of Maharashtra would bring together innovation stakeholders like students, academia, researchers, industries and government to showcase Maharashtra as Vibrant Innovative State. The event is jointly hosted by ISBA and Maharashtra State Innovation Council. The event is being held in historical island city of Mumbai, the financial capital of India.

We keenly look forward to your participation in this prestigious event. This would be one of the world’s largest conglomeration of Innovation and Incubation fraternity.

Your gracious participation is solicited.


10th SEPTEMBER 2016
Inauguration | Conference Sessions, Innovation Exposition | ISBA Awards Nite

11th SEPTEMBER 2016
Conference Sessions | MAHA Innovation Awards | Innovation Exposition

12th SEPTEMBER 2016
Conference Sessions, Innovation Exposition | Valedictory

Conference Sessions

1. Internationalization of Start-ups
This session revolves around gaining skills & knowledge to mentor and facilitate startups with global markets. Mechanisms such as Collaborations, Soft landing, Joint funding, Experiences from other similar programmes will be on offer.

2. Investing in Start-ups
This session deals with the immediate and future trends of Risk & Debt financing of start-ups. Building incubator managerial skills to scale seed funds in incubators, understanding new tools such as convertible notes, changing trends in term sheets, aligning with VC / Private Equity / Angels would be the important discussions.

3. Incubation Best Practices for Start-ups
The ever changing needs of start-ups and the inherent dynamics in the entrepreneurial ecosystem necessitates Incubators to be equipped appropriately. The session is configured to share experiences of both international and National Incubators in nurturing and scaling start-ups.

4. Inspiring Product Start-ups
“Product” start-ups would be the one of the main emerging trends that is going to be witnessed. Incubation Managers and ecosystem players need to work in tandem to provide impetus to such start-ups. The session will deal with challenges and possible solutions that need to be adopted. Discussions on entrepreneurial DNA for products, market linked research, building technical & resource networks will form the core of this session.

5. Igniting Tier 2, Tier 3… City Start-ups
Tier 2, Tier 3 cities and beyond are witnessing a spurt in entrepreneurs, but an inadequate eco-system severely hampers the prospects of such start-ups. India has several Incubators in these less dense ecosystems. Emerging trends, new mechanisms developing local eco-systems, bringing mentorship to such door steps and developing networks and collaborations would be discussed in detail during this session.

6. Innovation through Clusters
Clusters are differently known as Innovation Hubs, Science Parks, Research Parks, Catapults, etc. The clusters have played significant role in supporting Innovation and Start-ups. A special session on Clusters will bring together the global best cluster community on a single platform. This session will give great opportunity for overseas clusters to link with Indian Innovation community and government.

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The conference plans to bring in experts from

International Community

  • Globally renowned Science Parks, Clusters, Catapults from – North America, South America, EU, UK, Scandinavia, Russia, Asia
  • Incubation Experts – NBIA, AABI, UKBI, Spice, EU, etc.
  • India focused Investors

Indian Community

  • Leading Incubator and Accelerator Managers
  • Investors – Angels, Leading VCs, PEs, Financial Institutions
  • Experts from Entrepreneurial ecosystem – service providers, aggregators, evangelists, IP & Technology Management Firms

Meeting point for over ~200 International & ~300 Indian participants.

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