The Gopalakrishnan Deshpande Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (GDC) has been established at IIT Madras in August 2017 to provide the necessary thought leadership and networking impetus to help in building the systems and processes that enable innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the Institute at all levels.

GDC aims to nurture and evangelise innovation so that it pervades a wide swathe of activities in the Institute, ranging from teaching to research to product development and policy making.

GDC will help crystallise out-of-the-box solutions that emerge from the Institute’s labs, faculty and research scholars, as well as from fertile young minds which in turn will create significant economic and social impact at a national and eventually at a global level.

Gopalakrishnan Deshpande Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship