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A peek into the startup incubation drives of India's next-rung campuses

Not all great ideas are nurtured at IITs and IIMs; many enterprises with formidable products today have come from the country's deeper regions and have received parenting at lesser known institutes

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Vinay Umarji  |  Ahmedabad 



Gaurang Shetty, Chief Innovation Catalyst and CEO at riidl (Centre, with certificate) and other team members
Gaurang Shetty, Chief Innovation Catalyst and CEO at riidl (Centre, with certificate) and other team members

In 2019, a smart chess board became one of the biggest crowd-funded products in India, raising over $1 million from around the country through crowd-funding platforms. Square Off, the smart chess board that would make a counter move automatically against a human player, is an innovation by InfiVention Technologies which has been incubated at not an or an IIT but at the Somaiya Trust-backed Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory Foundation (riidl).

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First Published: Tue, March 02 2021. 21:59 IST

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