About JS Innovation Labs

Enabling New Digital IP Routes


“We want India to emerge as the Innovation Hub where the next big ideas emerge, driven by power of technology.” – Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi *

In line with the vision of our Hon’ble Prime Minister for ‘Innovate India’ and ‘Skill India’, JS Innovation Labs™ will endeavor to enable ‘digital IP (Intellectual Property) routes by setting up 36 innovation labs in partnership with leading educational institutes, connecting global innovation hubs from Silicon Valley to Bengaluru and Tel Aviv to Tianjin. This Innovation Grid will facilitate seamless, automated and ubiquitous flow of IP creation and commercialization from ideation to filing patents and market place for discovery to revenue.


JS Innovation Labs™, an initiative of 63 moons, is an accelerator and an innovation hub for IP creation, set-up along the lines of Google Labs and Apple Labs to bring curated IP (Intellectual Property) based innovations faster to market by helping streamline, organize and automate the process of filing, obtaining and commercializing Patents and Research Papers in 12 targeted industry verticals.


JS Innovation Labs™ offers two flagship programs to give India’s brightest young minds a chance to implement their innovative ideas:

  • Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR): EIR is an ‘inclusive entrepreneurship’ initiative to empower young and dynamic entrepreneurs from all over the world.
  • India Innovation Grid (IIG): A pan-India IP network connecting JS Innovation Lab™, set up in collaboration with leading educational institutes and universities across India as well as global innovation hubs. Access to IIG will help EIR incumbents plug their ideas into the largest, one-of-a-kind innovation network.


* Information Source: Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address at Digital India Week on 1st July, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)

India’s first and most ambitious program for entrepreneurs

The EIR program helps innovators, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from across the globe start IP-centric, technology-driven, sustainable ventures across 12 targeted industry sectors.

EIR’s endeavor is to democratize entrepreneurship by creating an ‘inclusive entrepreneurship’ program that will target all demographics:

  • Global Entrepreneurs from areas like Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe among others, looking to target the market with the third-largest internet/mobile penetration: India
  • Underprivileged entrepreneurs: from disadvantaged economic backgrounds and areas like Dharavi in Mumbai, to provide access to equal opportunities
  • Mainstream entrepreneurs: are the talent from the IITs, IIMs, NITs and similar leading educational institutions and innovation centers

Duration: EIR program is envisaged for 6 month for 10 startups (upto 20 EIRs)

EIR set up at FT Corporate Office, Mumbai, India Offsite: JS Innovation Lab to be set up with various University Partners

India Innovation Grid (IIG)

The IIG aims at creating a global market place for ideas and innovation for young entrepreneurs emerging from India

India innovation Grid is a PAN-India IP network setup of JS Innovation Lab™, in partnership with leading educational institutes/universities across India and other global innovation hubs.

IIG will streamline, organize and automate the IP Process and filing of Research Papers as well as applying for Provisional Patents which will eventually help in monetizing the same through an open marketplace forefront based on revenue sharing model.

Offerings: The basic thought premise about India Innovation Grid (IIG) is built upon an entire process of acquiring a patent right from:

  • Provisional Filing
  • Complete Specification Filing
  • Publishing documents (research papers, white papers, case studies, IPRs, etc.)
  • Request for approval (along with amendments, if any)
  • Paying annual maintenance post grant of patent

IIG also promises to provide an open, acceptable marketplace for commercialization of IPs and patents through technology transfer route and / or investment in IPs or patent to build a sustainable start-up around the same.

Partner Institutes: Some key institutes have been identified (to be approached for IIG program) for potential partnership. All names mentioned are for reference purpose.

  • Management and Engineering: IIMs, TERI University, FMS, NMIMS, IMT, BIT, IITs, Symbiosis, GIM – Goa, IPE – Hyderabad, ISB
  • Law Colleges: National Law School of India University (NLSIU), National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University (NALSAR), National Law University, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Faculty of Law – Delhi University
  • Media and Communication: Mudra Institute of Communications – Ahmedabad (MICA), Xavier Institute of Communication (XIC), Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Asian College of Journalism - Chennai
  • Public Services: Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussourie for IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS
  • Innovation Ecosystem: Google lab, Microsoft ventures, CIBA, TiE, IAN, EDI Gandhinagar, NIESBUD, EMPI Business school, Startup Village, SINE – IIT Mumbai, Villgro - IIT Chennai
  • Life Science and Healthcare: Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), National Institute of Immunology (NII), SAL Hospital, Christian Medical College & Hospital
  • Agriculture and Food Technology: Indian Agricultural Research Institute, National Dairy Research Institute, University of Agricultural Sciences, Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR)
  • International Linkage: MIT Lab, Stanford Lab, NASA, Hopkins school, CSI – Boston college, Y Combinator, VentureLab, Singularity University, London Business School, UKSPA - Imperial College Incubator

The case for IIG:

  • India files close to 43,000 patents every year, way behind China with 6.8 lakh patents per year and USA with almost 5 lakh patents.
  • India ranks 81st on the Global Innovation Index according to GII (Global Innovation Index), INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, an agency of the UN).
  • As on 30th November 2015, the Indian Government has 2,46,495 applications pending for patents as a result of insufficient resources.
  • India is the largest hub for Scientists, Doctors, Engineers, and Scholars (in almost every field). Despite the brains and talents with us, there has not been a substantial increase in the investment of Government in R&D and it continues to remain a mere 0.9% of national GDP as compared to 1.98% of China and 2.8% of USA. This coupled with a slow patenting process has drastically reduced inventiveness of the country.#

# Information Source: Dr. H. Purushotham’s (Chairman & MD, National Research Development Corporation [NRDC]) statement at the 61st AGM of NRDC, An enterprise of DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

India has been a victim of bio-piracy for over two decades, where MNCs are profiting from the intellectual wealth of the country. Notwithstanding, bio-piracy has hampered the efforts of farmers and scientists who are key to India’s development.

EIR - Value Propositions

EIR Program: Terms & Conditions to register

By applying to EIR the incumbents agree to and have read, understood and accept – all of the terms and conditions mentioned below:

  • Your idea/venture must be a digital disruptor in its vertical. It should be scalable and should address a clear market opportunity.
  • The jury at will evaluate applications for selection. The jury retains the full right to select the teams that will participate in the EIR program. The decision of the jury shall be final and binding on all concerned.
  • The incumbents of EIR Program get access to the mentioned benefits subject to their availability.
  • The incubation period will be for 3-6 months, at JS Innovation Lab™, Mumbai, India.
  • Intellectual Property: All information in whatever form provided by the participants pursuant to this program shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary by the JS Innovation Lab™. The participants shall be deemed to have waived all confidentiality and proprietary claim in respect of the information provided by them pursuant to this program. For avoidance of doubt, JS Innovation Lab™ shall have no liability to the participants in relation to any and all aspects of this program including, but not limited to, its use or otherwise of the information provided by the participants.
  • Data Protection: The (personal) information provided to JS Innovation LabTM on the application form may be distributed to the related parties, mentors, partners and jury, if any, for the purpose of participation in the EIR program.
  • The selected participants may have to be part of the promotional efforts/events arranged by the JS Innovation Lab™ Program and be part of the promotional material, photographs, etc. Any such material or photographs shall be the intellectual property of JS Innovation Lab™ and shall be used or reproduced by JS Innovation Lab™ without incurring any liability in relation thereto or re-cause to the incumbents.
  • Despite the fact that the JS Innovation Lab™ has devoted utmost care into organizing EIR program, it is possible the information provided or shown is incomplete or incorrect. Neither JS Innovation Lab™ nor 63 moons shall be held liable for any damage, loss or claim of any nature whatsoever in this regard.
  • JS Innovation Lab™, at all times, reserves the right to exclude a participant from the EIR Program or his/her incubation without assigning any reason whatsoever.
  • Each participant shall indemnify and keep JS Innovation Lab™ indemnified in respect of all claims, damage, injury, losses, proceedings and costs that arise out of, or pursuant to any wrongful act of such participants.
  • In lieu of the investments in the “Entrepreneur In Residence” Program by JS Innovation Lab™ and the ecosystem exposure, including the stipend and the incubation facility, the incubated venture shall give a 5% equity stake to JS Innovation Lab™ and / or its nominee within 15 days from the date of receipt of a letter from
    JS Innovation Lab™ asking for the same.

Case Study

63 moons™ recently launched a Global Start-up Championship program under JS Innovation Lab™ at the AIESEC International Congress 2015 that reached out to more than 120 countries with an objective to source and nurture promising start-ups or innovations.

Wanderlusters, a team of two Colombian natives - Diana and Carolina, is the very first EIR on board, enabling an environment towards our goal of creating IP centric ventures and will be progressing under EIR program between January to June, 2016.


A tranquil workplace, surrounded by greenery

A vibrant reception ever eager to greet

Dedicated workspaces for teams to ideate

State-of-the-art training rooms

Meeting room for internal discussion

Conference rooms to brainstorm and ideate

A vegetarian multi-cuisine cafeteria

A gymnasium for holistic health

A recreation room to uncurl and relax

Contact Us

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Email : eir@jsinnovationlab.com