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Crescent Innovation & Incubation Council is the innovation arm of B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology(BSACIST), Chennai. CIIC has been established as a Section-8, not for profit company and acting as a “One Stop Shop – Technology Business Incubator (TBI)” for startups. BIONEST, BIRAC, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India is supporting CIIC with a total grant amount of Rs. 1.8 Cr. Startup India, DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GoI has selected for STARTUP INDIA SEED FUND SCHEME (SISFS) for an amount of Rs. 5 Crore for disbursing seed funds to the aspiring sector agnostic startups across India. Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), Ministry of Education, GoI has ranked BSACIST under Band A (6-25) through the support of CIIC. Also BSACIST has received a 5-star rating for Institutional Innovation Council, Ministry of Education, Govt of India within a year of operation.

CIIC supports 75 startups with 20 student startups, 10 faculty startups, 6 alumni startups and 39 external start-ups. More than 450 people found employment opportunities through CIIC startups. CIIC emphases the mantra ‘patents to start-ups’ and have supported 60 patents processing out of which 40 are from University exclusively. Through government, seed grants CIIC startups have raised Rs. 5.06 Cr. and Rs. 41.7 Cr. of private investment funds. As per the survey by Biospectrum Magazine, CIIC Bio-incubator has positioned 3rd place in India. CIIC is recognized by the European Commission for collaborative projects and soft landing of startups in either country.

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Alphazone Holdings Sdn Bhd

Mar 2014

Alphazone delivers products across different geographical locations to business customers and end-users. Alphazone has a presence in Asia that includes Middle East, South East & Asia Pacific regions.

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Alfa Resources Pvt Ltd

Oct 2014

Alfa Resources is a part of Alphazone, a leading HR Consulting firm based in India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and customer-oriented. Within a short span, Alfa Resources have achieved the trust and confidence of the clients by providing quality services at the stipulated time frame. Alfa Resources have prestigious clients who have confidence in its quality services.

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Chennai Citi Centre

Jan 2006

Chennai Citi centre also features a variety of International/ Indian brands such as Life Style, INOX Multiplex, Health & Glow, FBB, MAX, Basics, All Plus Size Store, Kryolan, McDonald's, KFC, Fun City, La Marina Food Court, Rooftop Cafe & Dining and much more that makes up a great mix of fashion, lifestyle, electronics, sports and home products. The compelling family leisure offerings include Fun City - the indoor children's entertainment area, net cricket zone for cricket lovers, 4-screen multiplex cinema - INOX, where watching a movie is a comfortable visual experience. La Marina, the Food court is warm and spacious with a seating area of 12000 square feet and serves multiple cuisines that cater to varied tastes. Situated on the Third Mezzanine, La Marina has many popular national & international food options like Subway, McDonald's, Barista, Pizza Hut, Fresco Italiano, Wang's Kitchen, Sangeetha & many more. Chennai Citi centre also houses KFC as a dine-in option on the third floor.

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Buhari Holdings Pvt Ltd


Buhari Syed Abdur Rahman aka BSA Rahman aka 'Sena Aana', our founder, is revered internationally for his strong ethical and moral values, compassion for society and leadership.

Under his stewardship, Buhari group and its associates now span the globe into diversified fields like property and construction, engineering, materials, services, energy, shipping, retailing and trading with a combined workforce exceeding 100,000 people worldwide.

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1985 - 2013

ETA-Ascon Group of Companies, which was co-founded in 1974 by Dr. B.S. Abdur Rahman was an Indo-Arab joint venture that grew to be a $5 billion enterprise in 2012.

Amana Investments Ltd Hong Kong


Incorporated under the laws of Hongkong on 28.01.1975