Need is the mother of creation

We here at Foundation for Innovators in Science and Technology (FIST) strongly believe that by giving plan, advancement, research pioneering exercises to a conceptualized thought can prompt a discovery or monetarily plausibly plan of action.

Our Vision

To enable the budding entrepreneurs to nurture and translate innovative ideas to create economically viable and commercially competitive technologie


To promote science and technology by establishing infrastructure facilities for research and development activities in the areas, including, but not limited to, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Energy, Water Management.

To create a collaborative environment between industry and academia through joint ventures and consulting assignments.
To provide knowledge base and laboratory support to the budding entrepreneurs in this region.
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Foundation for Innovators in Science and Technology (FIST) at IIT Patna is developed under the NIDHI-TBI initiative of Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. It is registered as a section 8 company under Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Governing Board

Prof. T. N Singh

Chairman, FIST & Director, Indian Institute of Technology Patna

Prof. Jawar Singh

Associate Dean, R&D, IIT Patna

Prof. Karali Patra

Director, Board of Directors, FIST

Dr. Anita Gupta

Head - NEB Division Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, India


Our Service

FIST is set up in IIT Patna campus to facilitate the business ideas in the field of Agriculture, Energy, Manufacturing, Water Harvesting and other Innovative Engineering Product/Service. It provides state of the art facilities to the incubated start-ups to give them a head start in business. All possible needs of a start-up are taken care of from well-furnished office space and laboratory support for a successful commercial launch of product.

8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday

Monday through Friday


8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m

State of the art co-working space and business support

Companies selected for incubation will receive infrastructure support and business support, including, but not limited to,

Fully furnished office and communication facility, PCs, high speed internets.

State of the art facilities for product development

Design, Dies and Development (3D) lab (high speed computing, design software)
Machining and joining lab (CNC VMC machines, 3D printing, micro fabrication, laser machining, robotic welding setup)