ARTILAB Foundation

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.

Education and research facility to enhance disability awareness


Department of Science & Technology, Goverment of India
Global Humanitarian Lab
Red Cross Karnataka


Executive Team

mohan sundaram

Mohan Sundaram

Founding CEO & Director


IIM Ahmedabad 1984

pavan kumar

Pavan Kumar

Founding Director

Founder, Workbench Projects
3D Prototyping device industry experience
Makerspace pioneer and Maker Faire license holder

MS Mech (Clemson)


Governing Board



Founding CEO & Director

Ashwin Mahesh

Ashwin Mahesh

Founder, Mapunity

Pavan Kumar

Pavan Kumar

Founder Director

Advisory Board & Patrons

prof r a

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

justice santosh

Justice Santhosh Hegde

Ex-Lokayuktha, Karnataka
Ex-Judge, Supreme Court of India
Ex-Solicitor General

ravi venkatesan

Ravi Venkatesan

Special Representative UNICEF
Member, Rockefeller Foundation
Ex-Chariman, Bank of Baroda
Ex-Chairman, INFOSYS
Founder Chairman, SVP India
Ex-Chairman, Microsoft India

ARTILAB Mentor Network [AMN]

Abhishek singh
Amit Singhal
Siddharth Jain
Mohan Silaparasetty
Kapil Vacchar
Dorai Thodla
Prateek Khare
Akila Surendran
Tarun Sarwal
Harinath Pudipeddi
Adarsh Natarajan
Ashish Bedekar
Dhruva Pakinakar
Jeevan Hebbalu
Rahul Kelapure
Radhika Poovayya
Robin Tommy
Sanoj Somasundaran
Dr Sanjay Sharma
Dr Senthil Kumar
Ritu Prasad

Our Partners

IIT Madras


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.

Why Invest?


Quality Excellence

DST GoI approved TBI and supported by leading
international agencies and eminent achievers

Sectoral Expertise

Core team with extensive expertise in assistive
and rehab healtcare, technology startup
building and mentoring

Proven Delivery

Proven innovation crowdsourcing in Enable
Makeathon, ecosystem building (mentors,
manufacturers, testing, etc.) and strategic

Global Footprint

Extensive partnership network across the world,
including prestigious academic and research
institutions, government bodies and NGOs.

Robust Network

IoT FABLAB and Accelerators, top-notch 
academic partners, international humanitarian 
organisations and NGOs across India.