vision and mission

The Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) aims to foster a vibrant ecosystem for the creation and growth of enterprises.

The overarching objectives of the centre are:

  • To create and disseminate research-based knowledge in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship that influences education, practice and policy for the emerging markets.
  • To utilize the knowledge and expertise to engage with business, government and society, and to contribute and promote entrepreneurial approaches to address socio-economic challenges of emerging markets.


While the CIE focuses on Knowledge creation and dissemination, it supports the practice of innovation and entrepreneurship through DLabs and AIC, the Incubation, Acceleration and Investments arms of ISB. The main objective of DLabs and AIC is to support the creation of a vibrant and high impact entrepreneurial ecosystem focused on innovation in key sectors including technology commercialization.