ABOUT IBAC

INNOVATION and BUSINESS ACCELERATION CENTER (IBAC)

West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has established a model acceleration and incubation center to support innovators, technology start-ups, enterprises and businesses which have the potential to grow, scale and contribute to the economy of the state of West Bengal. The centre engages with incubatees and businesses for their technological evaluation and growth, with measurable impact.

IBAC aims to establish and grow sustainable market-driven businesses through technology and innovation. The centre aims to support and promote exports, working closely with exporters in West Bengal to explore opportunities for expansion in existing markets or new geographies for product launches.

IBAC MISSION

Providing businesses the expertise, connects and resources to nurture, scale and expand.

IBAC VISION

Building a better business ecosystem for early stage entrepreneurs from the state of West Bengal.

Our Partners

West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (WBIDC) formed in 1967 under the Companies Act, is the premier nodal agency of West Bengal’s Commerce and Industries Department. WBIDC is responsible for conceptualizing, development, growth and facilitation of industry, investment and infrastructure in West Bengal. Over the years the corporation is actively engaged in catalyzing investment through promotion and marketing of West Bengal as an investment destination.

WBIDC provides support to industries through the four ways – Facilitation, Financing, Disbursing Incentives and by Setting up Industrial Parks.

Established in 1927, Federation on Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is the largest and oldest apex business organization in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India's struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry established a Centre for Innovation, Science and Technology Commercialization (FICCI-CTech) in 2007 to provide a platform and institutional framework to Indian innovators and entrepreneurs, helping them convert their ideas into businesses. The Centre runs several national level multi-stakeholder programs to support Indian start-ups and innovators.

Over the last decade, FICCI C-Tech received and evaluated more than 15,000 proposals and supported close to 700 innovative enterprises. These enterprises have been provided mentoring on product commercialization, readiness for market, business models, IP rights, competitive positioning and mechanisms for revenue.

Our Mentors

Our Team

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+91-11-23316542
nirankar.saxena@ficci.com

Nirankar Saxena

Program Director – Bengal Innovation and Business Acceleration Center, Deputy Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
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+91 7042929391
abhay.singh@ficci.com

Abhay Kumar Singh

Program Manager, Bengal Innovation and Business Acceleration Center
Sr. Asst Director, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
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Mr. Samrat Soo

Additional Director FICCI, Program Manager - Business Development
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91-33 4006 7114
91-9836044089
ranajoy.sen@ficci.com

Ranajoy Sen

Dy. Program Manager, Bengal Innovation and Business Acceleration Center
Consultant, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
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91-9836530801
Sujoy.sen@ibacwb.in

Mr. Sujoy Sen

Administrative Manager, Bengal Innovation and Business Acceleration Center
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Amrita Niyogi

Sr. Asst. Director FICCI,
Program Manager Partnership & Communication
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Rahul Narain

Assistant Director, FICCI, Manager Outreach
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91-8777701314
richard.sarkar@ficci.com

Mr Richard Gaurab Sarkar

Business Development Manager, Bengal Innovation and Business Acceleration Center