CIIE is a collective of interventions in the space of innovation-driven entrepreneurship in India. It has its genesis at the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship("Centre"), IIM Ahmedabad - an academic center focused on research in innovation and entrepreneurship. CIIE continues to support the research and learning undertaken by the Centre.
CIIE includes three autonomous entities:
- CIIE Initiatives works towards incubating and accelerating startups, and is recognized and supported by Government of India's Department of Science and Technology as a technology business incubator.
- CIIE Advisors Private Limited aims at mobilizing capital into startups that are creating disruptive solutions for or from India.
- CIIE Regional Innovation Foundation is committed towards creating a thriving ecosystem for regional entrepreneurship across India, with particular focus on tier-2 locations.
The entities are governed through professional boards and teams. These entities operate independent of IIM Ahmedabad.