Our Mission


Our mission is to strengthen the ecosystem for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at IIT Madras and bridge gaps between the Institute and marketplace. The following points outline the mission of GDC in terms of how we propose to interact with our stakeholders - Faculty, Students, Research Scholars, Corporates and Government. 

  • How can research from our labs transform lives of common people and develop India? 
  • How can the Institute channel creativity and energy of students in order to make them successful managers and entrepreneurs and make greater impact on their communities? 
  • How can the Institute’s academic projects and research papers be better transformed into technological breakthrough products and successful businesses?
  • How can our Institute use innovation to better collaborate with industry and government to enable more coherent policy formulation? 
  • How can our Institute align the technological expertise of our faculty and research scholars with the commercial instincts of industry to develop tomorrow’s products and services? 
  • How can innovation be better understood and practiced for it to permeate every aspect of campus life?
Contact us:

Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

IC & SR Building, II Floor - Annexe, IIT Madras, Chennai - 600 036

Tryphena Duddley

+91 44 2257 8433

enquiry.gdc@iitm.ac.in