Welcome to KLE-Technological University, home to the esteemed DR M S Sheshgiri College of Engineering and Technology. As a premier Technological Institute in the country, KLE-Tech has embarked on a transformative journey.

Our institution has been introspective, posing critical questions on how we can contribute meaningfully to the economy of North Karnataka and mitigate the prevalent brain drain to Tier I cities.


KLE-Technological University Takes a Quantum Leap with the Inauguration of CTIE at KLE Dr. MSS CET Belagavi Campus. In a momentous stride towards fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, KLE-Technological University has officially inaugurated the Center for Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CTIE) at its Dr. MSS College of Engineering and Technology (CET) campus in Belagavi on November 23, 2023.

An exclusive office space with 9 cabin spaces, one conference room , space for discussion, 24/7 internet connectivity and power has been set-up for CTiE office at Belagavi campus.

The CTIE will serve as a platform for students, researchers, and entrepreneurs to collaborate, leveraging their collective potential to drive technological advancements and economic growth in the region.


Meeting Room

START-UP Cubicle

Office Inauguration

We are thrilled to announce the inauguration of the CTiE (Center for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship) office at KLE Technological University Dr. M. S. Sheshgiri Campus on 23rd November 2023 a momentous occasion that marks a significant step towards fostering innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit within our academic community. The event was graced by Principal Dr. S. F. Patil, Shiv Turmari Director CTiE Hubballi campus and his team.The Coordinator CTiE Dr. M. S. Sheshgiri Campus Dr. Arun Tigadi welcomed the gathering.The heads of various departments and Deans also witnessed the function.

Incubation Model

Funding Schemes



Dr. Arun Sadanand Tigadi (SMIEEE,MISTE,MIE,MIAENG)

Associate Professor, Dept. of ECE,

Coordinator CTIE (Centre for Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship ) Coordinator AICTE IDEA LAB

Email :- aruntigadi.mss@kletech.ac.in

Email :- ctie.drmss@klescet.ac.in

Mobile No. :- 9886719354

As the coordinator, I bring over 15 years of rich experience in the Electronics and Communication department. With a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Science (2020), a Master of Technology degree in VLSI Design and Embedded Systems (2008), and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication, I am deeply rooted in the realm of technology and innovation. Join us in shaping the future of technology and entrepreneurship!


KLE – CTIE is a one stop destination for entrepreneurs seeking to develop products in active collaboration with University ecosystem. Being in a Tier – 2 city, is an added advantage too, as the burn rate is low and startups typically would risk lower capital for achieving the desired


Review of Application

A startup seeking for incubation, applies by filling the application form and sharing the Business Plan.

The Review Committee - Experts in the domain of startup business and other Business Mentors, along with internal team, scrutinize the application and invite the startup for a pitch. Post discussion on area of business operation, the USP, market sizing and plans to build startup, decision is made whether to incubate startup or not.

The startup then officially sign an MOU with CTIE and get incubated.


Typically, startups joining at pre – incubation phase is still not sure on the idea they are working on. Hence there is a one on one discussion of the startup promotor with the internal team to know, their journey so far, and what support they need in the time to come. These objectives are precisely listed out for the startup promotor as well as the incubator – to support the growth of startup.

Who can Apply

Entrepreneurs who apply for Pre – incubation are from various backgrounds –

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Alumni
  • Entrepreneurs External to the Institute
  • TIDE 2.0 – Entrepreneurship in Residence grant
  • CIPD – MSME Business Incubation Centre prospects


There are training program/workshop held by industry practitioners time to time to further concise the thought process on building the desired product/solution. These include sessions on

  • Design Thinking – focus on Empathy Mapping
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Jobs to be Done
  • Creativity
  • Innovation Tools and Methods
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Sales & Marketing.

There is weekly mentoring session held by Business and Technology experts to review startup plan and progress.

Review of Startup

Once a month, the startups are reviewed by committee comprising of internal plus external experts, to track startup growth and support them wherever required.

Cost & Timeline

Pre – Incubation is generally between three to six months depending on the domain of operation, entrepreneur’s attitude to adapt to change, progress on work carried out in materialising the idea leading to possible solution. If the entrepreneur/team fails to get by pre – incubation phase, further extension is provided, on a case by case basis. There is minimal overhead cost like rentals offloaded to startup during pre – incubation phase. Post pre – incubation phase, the startup is promoted to incubation phase where they further build their startup and create a successful venture.


Funding support is provided to startups under different schemes .


AICTE IDEA Lab @ our campus

Tinkering Lab @ our campus

Star labs @ Hubballi campus (can be offered on conditional basis)