Nodal Agencies are reputed institutions / organizations, which shall evaluate applications of Startups for recognition under Startup Odisha and for availing monetary incentives once recognised. Besides evaluation, Nodal agencies shall play a crucial role in development of entrepreneurial ecosystem by acting as mentors to Startups and providing feedback where necessary.


In order to avail the benefits announced in the Startup Odisha initiative, an entity would be required to be recognised as a Startup. To this effect, it would be required to submit an application online along with a note on innovation. All such registering entities application’s need to be carefully reviewed by an expert committee hosted under the Nodal Agency. As per the policy “Nodal Agency shall mean reputed Government as well as other institutions/ organizations as approved by the Startup Council as Nodal Agencies for certifying Startups.”

Sl.No.InstituteNodal Officer Email
1National Institute of Fashion Technology Dr Binaya Jena
2Software Technology Park of India Mr S.R. Patra
3Indian Institute of Technology, BhubaneswarDr. Akhilesh
4Orissa University of Agriculture and TechnologyDr.S.
5National Institute of Technology, RourkelaDr R. K. Panda
6Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, BhubaneswarDr. S M
7Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar-TBINamrata
8Centurion University, BhubaneswarDr
9Xavier Institute of Management, BhubaneswarArpita
10Sri Sri University, CuttackS K Abdul
11Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition (IHM), BhubaneswarDr. Sharada
12National Institute of Science & Technology, BerhampurBhagabati
13ICAR – National Rice Research Institute, CuttackDr G.A.K
14Cttc (Innovation And Incubation Centre), BhubaneswarMr.
15Institute Of Life Sciences (ILS)Ms. Nivedita Jena