A perfect ecosystem for NRI's ventures

The number of NRI's venturing as entrepreneurs in Kerala is very much disproportionate to the total $55 billion in remittances and 25 million NRI's in number. A Technology Business Incubation center focusing solely on NRI's is the light at the end of this tunnel. The Non Resident Indian’s-Technology Business Incubator (NRI-TBI) is a joint initiative of Infopark-Kochi, Technopark- TBI, Non Resident Keralites Affairs Department (NORKA) & Diaspora Incubator designed specifically to incubate NRI start-ups.

NRI TBI is constituted as a Not for Profit Society under Kerala State Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955 [1] with Reg. No. EKM/TC/681/2012 and the registered office is at Beta, Thapasya, Infopark, Cochin -30

Thrust areas of NRI-TBI

NRI TBI will be supporting NRI’s startups in following domains:

  • Electronic & Embedded systems
  • Telecommunications and Mobile Technology
  • Green & Clean Energy Technology
  • Technology application & Services for Oil & Gas Industry, Tourism, Logistics, e-Commerce, e-Branding, e-Tailing, e-Learning etc
  • Future Farming Technologies

Facility @ Infopark

Kerala State IT Department has allocated a space of 2500 sq.ft at Infopark-Kochi as the project office to set up operations. This would be expanded in future to different IT parks across Kerala including Technopark Kollam & Cyberpark-Kozhikode.

NRI-TBI provide incubatees with necessary infrastructure support, technology/ prototype development support, research assistance, business consulting assistance and do whatever is necessary to make the start-up a success.

NRI-TBI has a panel of consultants in the following areas

  • Technical consultants
  • Management consultants
  • Accounting consultants
  • Legal consultants
  • Marketing consultants
  • Training consultants
  • Quality consultants

Facilities at NRI-TBI.

  • Furnished air-conditioned office modules from 1-Seat to 10-Seat capacity.
  • Mentors and consultants in various domains.
  • Telephone & Leased line Internet cabling.
  • Single Window Clearance for NRI’s.
  • Electric Power with Back-up DG/UPS supply.
  • Reception & Maintenance services.
  • Discussion/Conference Room Facilities.
  • Web Hosting Services.
  • Common Security.

Virtual Incubation

Virtual Incubation is a facility provided by NRI-TBI to support budding Entrepreneurs. Startups incubated at this program gets all support facilities provided by NRI-TBI except physical office space. The startup is required to register with NRI-TBI but operate from their own space. The company must be already registered in India. Company can be registered as Private Limited or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). NRI-TBI Virtual address cannot be used to register your company.

Membership Criteria @ NRI-TBI

The selection of entrepreneurs for membership in NRI-TBI will be based on the recommendation of an expert committee specifically set up for the purpose. The criteria for acceptance are the following.

  • The business activity proposed should be in the advanced technology area. The company must meet the definition of a” technology –based company”. The company must have a product and should not be just service oriented company.
  • For Incubation, the company should provide
    - An abstract of the company business plan
    - Company Registration Proofs
    - ID proof & contact details of the Entrepreneur
  • Incubated company will be permitted to stay in NRI-TBI for a period of 11 months. NRI-TBI holds indisputable right to decide on giving further extension depending on the case concerned.
  • One of the director should be an NRI

We have not yet reaped the full benefits of India’s Great Diaspora. The most obvious areas remains that of investment and entrepreneurship. For instance, in China a large chunk of foreign direct investment has come from overseas Chinese

Shri. Pranab Mukherjee,
Hon. President of India during 10th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

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NRI TBI was publically annouced at 11th Pravasi Bharathiya Divas, 7 January, 2013