Incubation Unit

IIM Calcutta has started its journey in incubation with the signing of agreement with three social entrepreneurs.These ventures had qualified in the final rounds of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge which was held jointly with IIM Calcutta in February, 2013.

A brief profile of these enterprises is given below

Doctors For You

Doctors For You (DFY) is a SAARC award winning humanitarian NGO in the health-care sector. DFY’s disaster relief and rehabilitation work has won it the British Medical Journal (BMJ) ‘ Best Medical Team in Crisis Situation ’ Award in 2011. DFY rolled out a project called DFY-MISP on a pilot basis (tie up with Tata Institute of Social Sciences) during Assam ethnic violence. DFY plans to spin-off this venture. DFY will deploy disaster relief teams in major Indian cities. These teams will respond to a disaster and provide primary relief & Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) within 48 hours. Revenue would be by branding MISP camps and by rolling out disaster preparedness & capacity building packages to corporates. MISP is a (UN-FPA recommended) co-ordinated set of priority activities used for the reproductive well-being of women in crisis situations. DFY customizes MISP to suit the Indian scenario thereby reduce maternal & infant mortality.

Switch ON-Onergy

SwitchON-ONergy is a hybrid social enterprise start-up creating an ecosystem for the uptake of complete energy solutions to rural India. ONergy is a ISO Certified (TUV) for-profit venture, setting up last mile energy distribution and service networks. ONergy serves the undeserved households and business by deploying solar LED lighting, solar electrification systems and cooking / thermal solutions, across East India. Switch ON is the not for profit arm that creates an ecosystem to facilitate last mile access to energy and promote livelihoods through rural energy entrepreneurship by training, capacity building and supporting innovation. They create a linkage between energy access, income generation and community development. Switch ON-ONergy has become a 30 Member strong team; set up 7 renewable energy centers across West Bengal and Odisha; and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people. Their mission is to impact one million lives by 2016.

Edwell Solutions Private Limited

Edwell Solutions Private Limited is already operating tuition centres in Chamba block of Tehri Garhwal district and Doiwala block of Dehradun district in Uttarakhand with a plan to add more 8 such centres in Uttarakhand by FY 2013-14. Edwell Solutions’future plan includes establishing 250 IT based tuition centre by 2018 in states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh & Bihar and reaching 15000 unserved students studying in class 3-6 from small towns.