About Us

ROTARY CLUB OF BOMBAY WORLI & BALDEV SHARMA MARSHALLS FOUNDATION have a shared vision to serve a Nation building objective of encouraging youngsters to research, Innovate, invent, develop, create bodies & systems that help in raising the quality of life, enhance ease of living and establish a more secure environment whether at home, in neighborhood or on National borders.

Marshalls, the No. 1 Wallpaper brand in India since 1975 believes in "Be the change that we want to see". Safest & Fastest way to beautify walls. The brand developed an equity by consistently delivering quality. Quality that manifested itself not just in attributes of the material, but in the ideas, creativity, technology and near obsession in staying up to date with the very latest trends.

Man Behind CiiA

Rotarian Baldevkrishan Sharma is Chairman of Marshalls Group of Companies. He is into many philanthropic activities and helping the underprivileged in the society through his BS Marshalls Foundation.

He is a Scientist and has many Innovations and Patents in his name. He is also winner of Rashtrapati Awards given by the Central Inventions Promotion Board in 1971.

Within the realm of CiiA, a powerful transformation takes place, as human ingenuity is celebrated, and the lives of the underprivileged are uplifted. Supported by seven esteemed universities and a network of 111 institutions, CiiA has become an influential conduit that nurtures and empowers aspiring startups, providing them with unparalleled opportunities to access highly sought-after incubation centers. Baldevkrishan Sharma's visionary guidance and unwavering commitment have led to the astounding success of the CiiA-1 Exhibition in March 2022 and the CiiA-2 Innovation, Exhibition, Competition & Awards in February 2023.

CiiA-3 is set to showcase visionary ideas and groundbreaking solutions, inspiring entrepreneurship and creativity. The event fosters innovation and nurtures future trailblazers, transforming projects into success stories. It promises to be an unparalleled gathering of awe-inspiring inventions

Discovering the Cosmos: Unveiling the Human-Cosmos Connection

Welcome to "WHO ARE WE? & WHAT FOR?" —a captivating book dedicated to exploring the profound connection between humanity and the cosmos. Authored by the brilliant thinker Baldevkrishan Sharma, this remarkable volume takes readers on a thought-provoking journey of self-discovery and cosmic revelations.

Through his own life journey and in-depth studies on the laws of nature, Baldevkrishan unravels the mysteries of the universe and its influence on our existence. This book serves as a starting point, inviting readers to question their place within the cosmic order and gain insights into the profound secrets that surround us. Embark on this extraordinary voyage today and expand your horizons like never before.

Click this link to purchase the book: https://amzn.to/43yc9Ar

A Project by

RCBW is a 39 years established NGO and a 110+ years Institution, where the legacy and motto is : "Service above Self"

RCBW Continues to provide health care for the underprivileged children, nutrition, education, infrastructure, building of toilets, school building, making available water by rainwater harvesting and check-dams.

Supporting children, the future of our nation is one of the key areas of our focus.

Other social services:

RCBW contributes Rs. One Lakh every month for several years at the TATA Memorial Hospital for Chemotherapy treatment of Cancer patients.

Free Calipers & Jaipur foot to the handicapped persons for a "Devang Mukt Bharat" Project,

Computerized Ophthalmology equipment to KEM Hospital,

Pediatric heart surgeries for needy children and other medical needs.

During the pandemic, RCBW donated has donated for Covid-19 treatment; PPE Kits & accessories to hospitals, such as 10,000 each of PPE Kits, N-95 Masks, Face Shields & Goggles for Doctors and Health Workers, 50 Quarantine Beds & 5 HFNC machines for Oxygen & Covid treatments.

During the pandemic RCBW has distributed 1 million food packets & rations to the poor and needy ones in association with other Rotary Clubs and our Members NGOs.

We have facilitated Vaccination Camps. We are offering Free packaged water & biscuits for those who come for vaccination at the BKC Jumbo Vaccination Center since April 2021 for the last 9 months.

RCBW serves the Society at large with utmost dedication and care, especially to the aspiring youth.

Our support to CiiA is part of this dedicated Service to build a Culture of Innovation among young Students so that they become a National Asset and active contributors to India's growth story.

BSMF is actively involved in collaborative charities. This is a unique concept where the beneficiary or the supporters of Beneficiaries who wish to financially help can route the funds through BSMF wherein the BSMF contributes an add on 20% to 25% more the help the beneficiary.

BSMF is actively involved in Healthcare, Education, Sports, Providing food to the needy (Maa Annapurna Project), Senior Citizens & Animal Welfare.

Many individuals have benefited from our direct donations as well as from our collaborative value added donations.

BSMF is proactively promoting and funding CiiA

Official Partners


Mumbai University, Department of Innovation Incubation and Linkages(IIL)

University of Mumbai has started a start-up incubation centre, MU IDEAS Foundation to establish a start-up culture that encourages innovative ideas; transform novel concepts into practical industry solutions and viable businesses. It aims to promote setting up of start-ups and support them during their pre-incubation, incorporation and operations phases to enable creation of successful businesses enhancing the overall economic health of the state and country, while generating large scale employment.The incubation center has been supported by University of Mumbai and Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS).

Institute of Chemical Technology

Established on October 1, 1933 as University Department of Chemical Technology (popularly called UDCT) of the University of Bombay (now Mumbai), with the noble intention of advancing India's knowledge reserves in chemical science and technology, the Institute has grown to become a premier (deemed) university devoted to education, training, research and industrial collaboration in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Applied Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. UDCT grew in stature over the years and was granted partial autonomy by the University of Mumbai in 1985, which was taken to the next echelon under the concept of autonomy propagated by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Due to its size and spread of activities, it was converted into University Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT) on 26th January 2002 and under the TEQIP of the World Bank it was granted full autonomy in 2004. Upon strong recommendation of the UGC through a peer review process, the autonomous institute status was finally converted in to a Deemed-to-be-University by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, on 12 September 2008. Seven convocations have so far taken place in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Based on its stellar performance over the years, the Government of Maharashtra granted it the Elite Status and Centre of Excellence in the State Assembly on April 20, 2012. This is a singular distinction accorded to any institute in the entire country and speaks volumes about the achievements of the ICT.

For more information reach on website: www.ictmumbai.edu.in

SNDT Women's University
Innovation, Incubation And Linkages - Objectives
  • To create research and entrepreneurial opportunities for students, faculty and researchers.
  • To support technology entrepreneurship emerging technologies by rationalising the resources of SNDTWU.
  • To promote and nurture technology and knowledge based ventures through their start-up phase with active support of a strong network of effective mentors.
  • To assist in commercialization of innovative ideas of students/civilians through SPVs.
  • For more information: https://www.sndt.ac.in/

D. Y. Patil International University
  • D. Y. Patil International University, Akurdi, Pune (DYPIU) has recently become operational as a State Private University and has rolled out with a fundamental mission of covering a remarkable milestone in the history of Higher Education in India.
  • The University further aims to convert itself into a private University of global value by developing socially relevant and contemporary outcome-based programs, carrying out inter and intra disciplinary research in thrust areas, enhancing the scope of collaborations for research, and boosting faculty and student exchange programs worldwide.
  • For more information reach on website: https://www.dypiu.ac.in
K J Somaiya Vidyavihar University
  • The K J Somaiya Medical Trust, Girivanvasi Education Trust and sister institutions make great citizens of India and the World. In the words of Swami Vivekananda, “We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.”
  • We have now grown into a multi-disciplinary and multi-campus education institution with over 1500 faculty, and 38,000 students.
  • Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratories (Riidl) is an incubation centre which provides a nurturing environment to early based start-ups by providing them work space and mentoring which enables them to contribute to the community. We also create focused groups who want to work on projects and technology-based business ideas.
  • For more information reach on website: https://www.somaiya.edu/en
HSNC University, Mumbai
  • This University comprises of a cluster of the existing - HR College of Commerce and Economics, Churchgate, Mumbai as the lead college and Kishinchand Chellaram College, Churchgate, Mumbai and Bombay Teachers’ Training College, Colaba, Mumbai as the constituent colleges with H(S)NC Board as its parent body.
  • For more information reach on website: https://www.hsncu.edu.in
D Y Patil University
  • The D Y Patil University (DYPU) is named after its illustrious and visionary founder, Dr. Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil. Known for his philanthropic and social service, Dr. Patil, a Padma Shree awardee visualized a dream to make quality education accessible to the ever-burgeoning, aspiring youth of the nation seeking careers in professional domains like engineering and medicine. Thus, D Y Patil University stands as a symbol of excellence in education and health care, the twin objectives of the founding chancellor.
  • For more information reach on website: http://www.dypatil.edu
Industry Association Partners
HGH India

HGH India is India’s most popular trade show for home textiles, home décor, houseware and gifts. This trade show connects international and Indian brands and manufacturers with the retailers, importers, distributors, institutional buyers and interior designers in the rapidly growing Indian domestic market.

For more information reach on website: https://www.hghindia.com


The AIAI has over 1500 members and through its affiliates it represents over 50,000 industries. Nearly 70 percent of its members are from the SME sector. With sweeping changes brought about by rapid globalization, mergers and takeovers having become the order of the day, with new challenges for industry to a large extent AIAI meets the requirement of SMEs in this process.

For more information reach on website: https://aiaiindia.com

Swarrnim University

Swarrnim University is a thriving pre-eminent university that will work as a hub-and-spoke model where disciplines like Engineering, Architecture, Design, Science, Management, Paramedical, and other streams will get value enhancement through innovation, startup, and entrepreneurship.

For more information reach on the website: https://www.swarrnim.edu.in

World Trade Center, Navi Mumbai

The WTCA began with a modest WTC Membership of 15 and has emerged as a premier organisation having WTC Membership in all the Continents : Asia & Pacific, Australia, America, Africa and Europe. A guesstimate indicates that as much as one fourth of international trade flows through the WTCs Network and about 750,000 businesses and government organisations associated with it.

For more information reach on website: http://www.wtcnavimumbai.org


APTI, celebrating its 53 years, today has more than 10000 life members apart from a sizeable number of associate life members and student members from all over the country. Five decades ago, APTI served its primary purpose - an association of teachers who would want to 'teach'. APTI is one of the federating bodies under the umbrella of the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association (IPCA). APTI has thrice organized the Mega event Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (Varanasi 2007, Chennai 2012, Chithara University Near Chandigarh, 2017) which attracts more than 7500 participants from all over the globe. It is an organization whose heart beats for pharmacy education and profession. The members not only continue to teach but also counsel, motivate, guide, award, felicitate research, and advice, and provide invaluable consultation to incubate start-ups.

For more information reach on website: https://www.aptiindia.org

Innovation Partners

The STEAM Academy is dedicated to the goodness and greatness of science and is engaged in immersing the young generation in the culture of science by continuously augmenting their science capital. Since its inception the academy has reached over 100,000 students nationally and internationally through immersive science experiences at schools, colleges and museums.

For more information reach on website: https://www.academy4steam.com

Dr. D. Y. Patil Unitech Society

Dr. D. Y. Patil Unitech Society (Formerly Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society) were established by Pad. Dr. D. Y. Patil in the year 1984 with the aim to establish educational institutes to cater to the needs of deserving students and especially the students coming from weaker sections of society.

Today it imparts quality education in the field of Arts, Science, Commerce, Education, Computers, Law, Engineering, Pharmacy, Management, Architecture, Hotel Management, Nursing, Dental, Medical, Physiotherapy Optometry, etc. All these institutes are spread over beautiful picturesque campuses in Pune at Pimpri, Nigdi Pradhikaran, and Tathawade and are recognized by the Government of Maharashtra and approved by various regulatory authorities.

For more information reach on website: https://dypvp.edu.in

Maker Mela

We at riidl Somaiya Vidyavihar have been organizing an annual gathering for makers, innovators & startups - Maker Mela since 2015 at Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai, and in 2021, we created a platform for makers to exhibit their innovations, also regarded as Asia's Largest Platform for Makers. This year, our event will be in hybrid mode (in-person & online) from 13th to 15th January 2023 and we expect a reach of over 5 Lakh people to attend our hybrid event.

For more information reach on website: https://www.makermela.com