We leverage the state of the art administrative and technical facilities of IIT Mandi. From conference rooms to technical laboratories, our startups benefit from a formidable support system on campus. We are also setting up a dedicated fabrication lab for startups under NIdhi-Prayas Scheme of NSTEDB, DST. The plan and funding for the lab is already approved.

● Catalyst maintains a coworking space with a capacity of about 50 seats. The space is appropriate for startup teams to work efficiently on their ideas. Located within the campus, the cowork space has facilities of a meeting room, video conference, and audio conference.

● We also provide dedicated office space to startups based on need and suitability.


● Based on availability, the startup teams are provided residential space with basic amenities in a shared hostels.

● The hostel is located inside the campus where startups are able to engage with the students of IIT Mandi.


IIT Mandi has state of the art laboratories in various domain areas. These are available for access to startups at subsidized rates as per IIT Mandi policy.

1. Advanced Material Research Center
2. Biology Lab
3. BioX Centre
4. Design Innovation Centre (DIC)
5. Centre for Design & Fabrication of Electronic Devices (C4FED)
6. Nanofabrication for Energy Materials Lab
7. Acoustics and Vibration Lab (AVL)
8. Biomechanics Research Lab
9. Nanoscale Materials & Devices Lab
10. Composite Design and Manufacturing Research lab
11. Smart Material & Structure Research Laboratory
12. Solar Thermal Utilization and Thermal Energy Storage Lab
13. Biosensor and Biomaterial Lab
14. Advanced Landslides Studies Lab
15. Functional Ceramics Laboratory
16. Mechanical Workshop
17. Design Lab
18. Energy Engineering Lab
19. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
20. Environmental Engineering Lab
21. Digital / Analog Electronics Lab
22. Control System and Robotics Lab
23. Signal Processing and Communication Lab
24. Electrical Machine Lab


In 2020-21, Catalyst will set up a Prayas Lab or ‘Prayasshala’. Prayasshala is a Fabrication Lab that will be exclusive to the startups. The lab will provide a rapid prototyping platform where innovators would bring ideas to life. The lab will also focus on educational purposes. Startups can learn to operate 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, design & simulation software, electronics & mechanical tools to make (almost) anything. Startups are expected to make use of this lab in developing prototypes. It will house the following equipment:

● Laser cutting machine
● Woodturning machine
● Pillar drill machine
● MIG Welding machine
● Arc welding machine
● Portable drill machine
● Benchtop CNC milling machine
● 3 D Printer
● Digital Storage Oscilloscope
● Soldering, Desoldering & Hot air Station
● PCB Prototype Machine
● Proteus Platinum Simulation Software
● Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station

● Catalyst maintains a coworking space with a capacity of about 50 seats. The space is appropriate for startup teams to work efficiently on their ideas. Located within the campus, the cowork space has facilities of a meeting room, video conference, and audio conference.

● We also provide dedicated office space to startups based on need and suitability.


● Based on availability, the startup teams are provided residential space with basic amenities in a shared hostels.

● The hostel is located inside the campus where startups are able to engage with the students of IIT Mandi.


IIT Mandi has state of the art laboratories in various domain areas. These are available for access to startups at subsidized rates as per IIT Mandi policy.

1. Advanced Material Research Center
2. Biology Lab
3. BioX Centre
4. Design Innovation Centre (DIC)
5. Centre for Design & Fabrication of Electronic Devices (C4FED)
6. Nanofabrication for Energy Materials Lab
7. Acoustics and Vibration Lab (AVL)
8. Biomechanics Research Lab
9. Nanoscale Materials & Devices Lab
10. Composite Design and Manufacturing Research lab
11. Smart Material & Structure Research Laboratory
12. Solar Thermal Utilization and Thermal Energy Storage Lab
13. Biosensor and Biomaterial Lab
14. Advanced Landslides Studies Lab
15. Functional Ceramics Laboratory
16. Mechanical Workshop
17. Design Lab
18. Energy Engineering Lab
19. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
20. Environmental Engineering Lab
21. Digital / Analog Electronics Lab
22. Control System and Robotics Lab
23. Signal Processing and Communication Lab
24. Electrical Machine Lab


In 2020-21, Catalyst will set up a Prayas Lab or ‘Prayasshala’. Prayasshala is a Fabrication Lab that will be exclusive to the startups. The lab will provide a rapid prototyping platform where innovators would bring ideas to life. The lab will also focus on educational purposes. Startups can learn to operate 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, design & simulation software, electronics & mechanical tools to make (almost) anything. Startups are expected to make use of this lab in developing prototypes. It will house the following equipment:

● Laser cutting machine
● Woodturning machine
● Pillar drill machine
● MIG Welding machine
● Arc welding machine
● Portable drill machine
● Benchtop CNC milling machine
● 3 D Printer
● Digital Storage Oscilloscope
● Soldering, Desoldering & Hot air Station
● PCB Prototype Machine
● Proteus Platinum Simulation Software
● Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station