Ignition Studio

Start-up Accelerator – Starting to taking off

  • to support aspiring entrepreneurs through micro-grants, mentoring and organization building in the pre-incubation stage
  • to provide funding, mentoring and education, in a customizable support to Proof-of-Concept activities for IIT's Technopreneur

 The Ignition Studio will enable:

  • Team Formation
  • Exploring Commercialization Potential
  • Demonstration of Proof of Concept
  • Prototype Creation
  • Pitching to Investors/Businesses


Concept Development through research, case study development and live projects

The PoCC is being designed to support students to convert their ideas into tangible products/services through rapid prototyping, performance management, and application testing and validation facilities. The students enrolled in the different courses offered by the centre can opt to develop a full-fledged prototype at this Proof-of-Concept Centre. The Ignition Studio has a CNC machine, a 3D Printer and power tools to help students fabricate their prototypes.

Professor Kumaresan is the Faculty-Incharge of the Ignition Studio.

Professor Kumaresan is Assistant Professor, Product Design at Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. He has been involved in a variety of areas ranging from craft to ICT products and prototyping. He is currently involved with the research activities of Bamboo studio of IDC, IIT Bombay and Proof of Concept Centre- Ignition Studio.

He has worked in various industries as a Product designer. From 2007-2010, he was a product design researcher in KReSIT, IIT Bombay from 2007-2010. After this, he was involved in a few entrepreneurship initiatives before getting into full time teaching at IDC, IIT Bombay.

Professor Kumaresan has done his Masters in Design (M.Des) from IDC, IIT Bombay (2001-2003); and Bachelors in Architecture (B.Arch) from School of Architecture and Planning (SAP) , Anna University, Chennai (1996-2001).