History

IIT Madras Research Park is an independent Section 8 company promoted by IIT Madras and governed by a Board of Directors consisting of eminent Industrialists, Academicians and Senior Government Officers. IIT Madras Research Park is set up to catalyse collaborative research between industry and academia, enable technological innovation and nurture entrepreneurship. IIT Madras Research Park assists companies with a research focus to set up a base in the park and leverage the expertise available at IIT Madras.

Phase I of IITMRP, with over 4 Lakh Sq.Ft of the built-up area became operational in March 2010 and was fully occupied by 2012 -13. The construction work for Phase II of IITMRP commenced in 2013 -14. Phase II of IITMRP, with 8 Lakh Sq.Ft of built-up area, has Research Blocks catering to IT, Mechanical, Electronics, Bio-sciences, and Energy sectors, Incubators, plus Multi-Level Parking, Conference Halls, Mini-Auditorium, Crèche, Gymnasium, Food-Courts, Workshops/Fab Labs and is fully operational since 2017.

In 2019, a new auditorium with a 900 seater capacity and an amphitheatre with 220 seater capacity were completed and inaugurated. The auditorium has an expansive pre-function space, foyer, satellite kitchen, alfresco dining and is special-needs friendly with best in class acoustics, sound and lights. Nestled at the mezzanine of this auditorium is the amphitheatre designed to resemble a village square.

  • 2008

    2008

    Construction begins

  • 2009

    2009

    Phase I of the construction is completed

  • 2010

    2010

    BHEL’s R&D Centre is inaugurated

  • 2011

    2011

    US Consulate General, Jennifer McIntyre and Commercial Consul, James Golsen visit IITMRP

  • 2011

    2011

    Union Minister of HRD, Kapil Sibal visits IITMRP

  • 2016

    2016

    The CEO of Saint Gobain inaugurates the Saint Gobain R&D Centre

  • 2016

    2016

    State Minister of Power, Coal, New and Renewable
    Energy, Piyush Goyal, visits IITMRP

  • 2017

    2017

    Minister of Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman visits IITMRP

  • 2018

    2018

    Union Minister of HRD, Prakash Javadekar visits IITMRP

  • 2018

    2018

    Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, visits IITMRP

  • 2019

    2019

    Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan visits IITMRP

  • 2019

    2019

    The Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, visits IITMRP

history timeline

2008
2008

2008

2008

Construction begins

2009
2009

2009

2009

Phase I of the construction is completed

2010
2010

2010

2010

BHEL’s R&D Centre is inaugurated

2011
2011

2011

2011

US Consulate General, Jennifer McIntyre and Commercial Consul, James Golsen visit IITMRP

2011

2011

2011

Union Minister of HRD, Kapil Sibal visits IITMRP

2016
2016

2016

2016

The CEO of Saint Gobain inaugurates the Saint Gobain R&D Centre

2016

2016

2016

State Minister of Power, Coal, New and Renewable
Energy, Piyush Goyal, visits IITMRP

2017
2017

2017

2017

Minister of Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman visits IITMRP

2018
2018

2018

2018

Union Minister of HRD, Prakash Javadekar visits IITMRP

2018

2018

2018

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, visits IITMRP

2019
2019

2019

2019

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan visits IITMRP

2019

2019

2019

The Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, visits IITMRP