Established in 2017, ARTILAB Foundation is a young and dynamic social sector organisation, dedicated towards fostering accessible innovation in the disability sector.
We launched our flagship incubation programme in 2017 to support social enterprise startups in the assistive tech and rehab space. To better support innovation, we are setting up a universal ecosystem comprising centres of excellence for design, testing and innovation, apart from an education and research facility.
Within the first five years of our launch, we are looking to impact 20,000 lives across India and beyond through significant corporate, government, non-profit and educational collaborations.
Founding CEO & Director
Mentor, NSRCEL, IIMB
IIM Ahmedabad 1984
Founder, Workbench Projects
3D Prototyping device industry experience
Makerspace pioneer and Maker Faire license holder
MS Mech (Clemson)
Founding CEO & Director
Ms. Gita Nayyar
Governing Board Member, IIM Udaipur, Independent Board Member in TCI, TajSats and Oriental Hotels
Advisory Board & Patrons
Prof R. A. Mashelkar
Padma Vibhushan Awardee
Chairperson Reliance Innovation Council
Ex-Chairperson Academy of
Scientific & Innovative Research
Ex-Chairperson National Innovation Foundation
Ex-president Indian National Science Academy
Ex DG CSIR
Justice Santhosh Hegde
Ex-Judge, Supreme Court of India
Special Representative UNICEF
Member, Rockefeller Foundation
Ex-Chariman, Bank of Baroda
Founder Chairman, SVP India
Ex-Chairman, Microsoft India
ARTILAB Mentor Network [AMN]
Dr Sanjay Sharma
Dr Senthil Kumar
INVEST / SUPPORT
Join us in making “inclusive India” possible.
Investors and donors play a crucial role in fulfilling our vision of the ARTILAB Incubation Programme. They enable us to expand our offering, extend our reach further to entrepreneurs across India and maximise our support to deserving incubatees.
Join hands with us. Help us build a bustling hub for startups, social entrepreneurs, innovators, academicians and influencers in the assistive/rehab tech innovations space, as they come together to build life-changing solutions for the developing world.
We welcome CSR funds, impact funds, social grants and business angels to invest in our one-of-its-kind, impact-driven social-tech incubation programme.
international agencies and eminent achievers
and rehab healtcare, technology startup
building and mentoring
Makeathon, ecosystem building (mentors,
manufacturers, testing, etc.) and strategic
including prestigious academic and research
institutions, government bodies and NGOs.
IoT FABLAB and Accelerators, top-notch
academic partners, international humanitarian
organisations and NGOs across India.