University Innovation Cluster (UIC) has been funded by Biotechnology Innovation Research and Assistance Council (BIRAC) in collaboration with Anna University. This council has developed a focused strategic action plan to foster the culture of innovation and techno – entrepreneurship in Universities, leveraging the Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) model. UIC has been developed to nurture a culture of applied research and need – oriented (societal or industry) innovation among researchers. This includes stakeholders in the entire value chain from idea discovery to proof–of–concept to prototype development/pilot studies to validation and commercialization. We provide pre – incubation supports to effective translate innovative ideas into products thereof. Such support will include Technical infrastructure, Technology trainings, IP management, Technology business management, access to Venture Capital finance for setting up the industry.