SIDBI Centre for Innovations in Financial Inclusion (SCIFI) was established through an agreement between these two leading public institutions, SIDBI and IIM Lucknow on 18th July 2017. IIML SCI-FI aims to nurture start-ups working on financial inclusion aided by technology (FinTech) by providing an enabling environment for growth of ventures. IIML SCIFI seeks to unlock the entrepreneurial potential of the Indian youth through capacity building measures and by mentoring of start-ups in the domain of financial inclusion. The incubation centre seeks to explore, understand and turn tech ideas into reality by providing required mentoring support and access to ecosystem resources.



Mr. Navneet Kumar has nearly two decades of experience across Payment Systems, Financial Technologies and Banking sector, during which he has contributed to solutions around Biometric Smartcards & Business Correspondent Delivery Solutions, Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), Aadhaar Enabled Payment Systems (AEPS), Government Benefits Payment Delivery, Financial Inclusion Gateways (FIGs), etc, which has given him good grasp on the various financial service delivery model. Before NPCI, he was associated with FINO Paytech Ltd as Vice President & Head – Technology, ICICI Bank – Alternate Channels and Venture Infotek – Products.

Mr. Navneet Kumar

Designation: Financial Technologies

Anirban Chakraborty is a Faculty of IIM Lucknow in the Marketing domain. He has Ph.D. equivalent in Marketing (FPM) from IIM-Bangalore with prior five years of industry experience. An acclaimed teacher and known academic in marketing domain, Dr. Chakraborty has so far presented his research at a number of reputed institutions in India and abroad as well. Dr. Chakraborty has so far served as resource person and trainer to multiple executive education programs conducted by IIM-Lucknow for long time.

Anirban Chakraborty

Designation: Prof.