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CITTIC has been established as a center for Innovation, Technology Transfer & Industry Collaboration which is a win-win for all its stake holders namely CUSAT and its members, industry, smart entrepreneurs, the government of Kerala, other government sponsored research institutions / universities and the general public.


To be a nodal centre for translating the fruits of academic research into products and services for the benefit of the society.


To facilitate the formation of emerging technology businesses leveraging on the expertise of CUSAT
To provide a vibrant, innovative and entrepreneurial environment for faculty and students to run university- connected start-up companies


Established in 1971 and named as  University of Cochin, it was the symbol of commitment from the Government of Kerala towards the new scientific policy resolution adopted by the Central Government on 4th March 1958. The birth of the new University was with the specific purpose of “development of higher education with particular emphasis on post-graduate studies and research in applied science, technology, industry and commerce”. The University of Cochin was later reorganized as Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in February 1986. Specialisations are available in  all Faculties/Departments for higher studies and research. By giving recognition to several well-established premier research institutions in the country and the Southern Naval Command of Indian Navy, the University has brought within its reach the resources available in these institutions also to the use of our  academic community.

Objectives of the centre :

To facilitate the protection and transfer of university created discoveries into new products and services
To promote regional economic growth and job creation.
To be the nodal centre for channelizing the research efforts of other universities / public institutions in Kerala to maximize the benefits to the society.
To enhance relationship with industry by identifying a range of models for collaboration with the university.
To generate new funding support for the university.
To actively facilitate formation of university-connected start-up companies.
To facilitate the promotion of small / singly owned entrepreneurial ventures.
To accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services.
To Provide a base for technology businesses to set up and grow leveraging on the expertise of CUSAT.

Board of Governers

1. Vice Chancellor, CUSAT
2. Pro Vice chancellor, CUSAT
3. Nominee of Member Syndicate
4. Two eminent academicians
5. Two eminent Industrialists
6. Dean of Engineering CUSAT
7. Startup CEO
8. Hon. Director, CITTIC
9. Hon. Assistant Director, CITTIC

Executive Officers

Dr. Sam Thomas

Hon. Director

Dr. Jayadas N.H

Assistant Director

“Being incubated at CITTIC has given our team a nice opportunity to grow our product. The best part of CITIC is that they support students who are into entrepreneurship. I am a student myself, CITTIC has given me the incubation space for the product development. A lot of meetups and hands on workshops are also conducted here in order to encourage people to get into the startup business. I can vouch for CITTIC's dedication in the startup culture. ”

Joal Johnson

Student, SOE CUSAT | Co-founder, Messedup

“Truly awesome space. Loved everything about especially the open working culture and space.”

Anush Anilkumar

CTO, Renzo