Entrepreneurship

Institution Funding Details Summary

DST-National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) – Seed Support System

Field: Technological developement of all areas of Science and Engineering

Qualifications: ompanies with minimum 51% ownership by Indian nationals and companies ready to be incubated at Venture Center

Age restrictions: Not available

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The funds are meant for early stage funding for indigenous ideas and technologies requiring up-scaling and related work.

NDHI-Technology Business Incubator

Field: All Science Disciplines

Qualifications: The proposal is to be submitted by an Academic/Technical/R&D Institution [called Host Institute (HI)] and other institutions with a proven track record in promotion of technology based entrepreneurship. T

Age restrictions: Not available

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This scheme is designed to promote new technology/knowledge/innovation based startups.

NIDHI-Promoting And Accelerating Young And ASpiring Innovators & Startups (NIDHI- PRAYAS)

Field: All Science Disciplines

Qualifications: The proposal to be submitted by a STEP / TBI and other institutions with a proven track record in promotion of technology based entrepreneurship.

Age restrictions: Not available

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To setup Idea to Prototype support, NIDHI-PRAYAS program has been launched. It is positioned as a pre-incubation initiative.

NIDHI- Entrepreneur-In-Residence (NIDHI-EIR)

Field: All Science Disciplines

Qualifications: Technology business Iicubator should be a NSTEDB approved and recognised incubator be in existence for at least three years with proven track record of incubation .

Age restrictions: Not available

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NIDHI-EIR Programme is meant for potential innovative entrepreneurs at selected DST approved Technology Business Incubators. The NIDHI-EIR Programme would provide subsistence grant to an aspiring or budding entrepreneur of considerable potential for pursuing a promising technology business idea.

NIDHI-Accelerator – Fast Tracking A Start-Up Through Focused Intervention

Field: All Science Disciplines

Qualifications: The proposal for running an Accelerator Program may be submitted by a Technology Business Incubator having NSTEDB recognition and experience of running at least one program of national / regional scale of promoting entrepreneurship

Age restrictions: Not available

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This scheme supports technology Business Incubators primarily in and around academic, technical and management institutions to tap innovations and technologies for venture creation by utilizing expertise and infrastructure already available with the host institution

NIDHI-Centers Of Excellence (NIDHI-CoE)

Field: All Science Disciplines

Qualifications: The proposal is to be submitted by an existing Incubator, which has been in existence for at least five years. The host institute is supposed to provide adequate expertise and infrastructure for scaling up of existing incubation activities.

Age restrictions: Not available

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This scheme has designed to further augment and scale up existing incubation activities in Technologu Business Incubation. DST would provide an enhanced support Rs.50 crore in 5 years.

NIDHI-Grand Challenges And Competitions For Scouting Innovations

Field: All Science Disciplines

Qualifications: The proposal for running a Scouting Program may be submitted by a TBI with a minimum 3 years of experience of running at least one program of national / regional scale of promoting entrepreneurship

Age restrictions: Not available

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This scheme had designed for Technology Business Incubators primarily in and around academic, technical and management institutions to tap innovations and technologies for venture creation by utilizing expertise and infrastructure already available with the host institution.

BIRAC-Encouraging Youth for Undertaking Innovative Research Through Vibrant Acceleration (E-YUVA)

Field: Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Qualifications: Applicants who have completed their Ph.D (Post-doctoral fellow) and applicants who have completed their Masters/B.Tech/ B.Pharma/B.E in any field of scienc

Age restrictions: Not available

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E-Yuva scheme aims to promote a culture of applied research and need-oriented (societal or industry) entrepreneurial innovation among young students and researchers.

BIRAC-Biotechnology Ignition Grant Scheme

Field: Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Qualifications: The Applicant should be an Indian citizen and has to be physically incubated in an incubator and produce a recommendation.

Age restrictions: Not available

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This grant is available to scientist entrepreneurs from research institutes, academia and start ups. The scheme is designed to stimulate commercialisation of research discoveries by providing very early stage grants to help bridge the gap between discovery and invention.

BIRAC-Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI)

Field: Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Qualifications: The proposals can be submitted: 1. by a Company 2. Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or 3. Joint Ventures either in the form of Company/ LLP with other private or public partner(s) (Universities or Institutes).

Age restrictions: Not available

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Launching of SBIRI has worked as an enabling platform for the target organizations to realize their potential in terms of product and process development and taking them to the market.

BIRAC-Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP)

Field: Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Qualifications: An Indian company or a joint association of an Indian company and national R&D organisations and institutions; as well as a group of Indian companies along with national research organisations are eligible.

Age restrictions: Not available

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This programme is a government partnership with Industries for support on a cost sharing basis for path-breaking research in frontier futuristic technology areas having major economic potential and making the Indian industry globally competitive

BIRAC-Promoting Academic Research Conversion To Enterprise (PACE)

Field: Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Qualifications: For Academic Innovation Research (AIR): (a). Under the scheme, academia (Public or Private Institute, University, NGO, or Research Foundation) having a well-established support system for research shall be the primary applicant.

Age restrictions: Not available

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Biotechnological research and development in India is largely carried out by academic institutions (universities/research organizations) and to some extent by industry (mostly large companies). By virtue of their strong infrastructure & technical capability academic/ research establishments are mandated to research on variety of problems of national importance and societal relevance.

BIRAC-Social Innovation Programme For Products: Affordable & Relevant To Societal Health (SPARSH)

Field: Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Qualifications: Incubation centers, Research parks, Knowledge park, Foundations, Technology Centers, Incubators, Public Research Institutions, Private Research Institutions, established as a legal entity under the relevant Law of India having at least 51% Indian stakeholders (owners/partners/trustees/ members/associates etc.) are eligible to apply.

Age restrictions: Not available

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The programme aims at promoting the development of innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. The scheme tackles major social issues and offer new ideas for widespread change.

BIRAC-Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED) Fund

Field: Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Qualifications: Incubator should be operational since last three years, with at least 5 resident start-ups in Biotech/Life Science start up

Age restrictions: Not available

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The basic idea of SEED Fund is providing Capital assistance to startups with new and meritorious ideas, innovations and technologies. This would enable some of these start-ups to graduate to a level where they will be able to raise investments from angel/Venture capitalist

BIRAC-Accelerating Entrepreneurs Fund

Field: Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Qualifications: The partner applicant should have experinece over a period of preceding five years particularly in Biotechnology/Health- Science/Life – Science related field for three years.

Age restrictions: Not available

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This Fund is a “fund of funds” and will aim to partner with fund managers (“AcE Fund Partner”) and invest in SEBI-registered AIFs (“Daughter Funds”) managed by Fund Managers.It is intended that the AcE Fund plugs the gap of the “Valley of Death “encountered by the Biotech startups

during their product development cycle and growth phase.

BIRAC-Bioincubators Nurturing Entrepreneurship For Scaling Technologies (BioNest)

Field: Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Qualifications: BioNEST could be hosted by an existing academic/research organization, Research Hospital which does not have a formal Incubation center but support Entrepreneurial activities

Age restrictions: Not available

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Bio-incubation allows harnessing of the entrepreneurial potential of startups by providing access to infrastructure as well as mentoring and networking platforms that the start-ups could use during their fledgling days.

BIRAC-Industry Innovation Programme On Medical Electronics (IIPME)

Field: Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Qualifications: Indian startups which are less than three years old from date of advertisement which have 51% ownership, Indian LLPs and those which have Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) Recognition (only for early transition & transition to scale) are eligible to apply

Age restrictions: Not available

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The project goal is to fund a portfolio of Indian led pilot projects targeting innovations in multidisciplinary areas comprising of electronics, engineering, medical devices, healthcare, software, algorithms & information technology, to help medical electronics fraternity and to bring in fast pace research and development in this area. Under this project support will be provided at Seed, Early transition and transitions to scale stages.

CSIR-Promoting Innovations In Individuals, Startups And MSMEs (PRISM)

Field: All Science Disciplines

Qualifications: Any Indian citizen having innovative idea and wish to translate their idea into working prototypes/models/processes; public funded institutions or organizations viz. Autonomous Organizations or Society engaged in promotion of innovation.

Age restrictions: Not available

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It provides support to institutions or organizations set up as Autonomous Organization leading to development of state-of-art new technology solutions

MEIT-MeitY-Scheme To Support IPR Awareness Seminars/Workshops In E&IT Sector

Field: Computer Sciences And Information Technology

Qualifications: This startup scheme is eigible for educational institutes and industry bodies, like MAIT, ELCINA, CII, NASSCOM, FICCI, IESA, ASSOCHAM, etc., DeitY Society(ies) or DeitY Autonomous Body(ies).

Age restrictions: Not available

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This scheme Supports IPR Awareness Workshops/Seminars for sensitizing and disseminating awareness about Intellectual Property Rights among various stakeholders especially in E&IT sector.

MSME-Aspire Scheme For Promotion Of Innovation, Entrepreneurship And Agro-Industry

Field: Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Qualifications: All MSMEs with an Entrepreneurs Memorandum (EM) registration.

Age restrictions: Not available

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Aspire has been launched by the Indian government with an objective to set up a network of technology centres, incubation centres to accelerate entrepreneurship and also to promote startups for innovation and entrepreneurship in rural and agriculture-based industry.

MEIT-Support For International Patent Protection In Electronics & Information Technology (SIPEIT)

Field: Engineering Sciences

Qualifications: The applicant should be a registered company under the Companies Act 2013 of Government of India

Age restrictions: Not available

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This scheme to provides financial support to Technology Startup units for international patent filing to encourage innovation and recognize the value and capabilities of global IP along with capturing growth opportunities in ICTE sector.

MEIT-Technology Incubation And Development Of Entrepreneurs (TIDE) 2.0

Field: All Science Disciplines

Qualifications: Organizations of higher learning and R&D organizations across India- having incubation facilities and established links with large companies, industry bodies and industry clusters.

Age restrictions: Not available

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promote tech entrepreneurship through financial and technical support to incubators engaged in supporting ICT startups primarily engaged in using emerging technologies such as IoT

Karnataka Semiconductor Venture Capital Fund (KARSEMVEN Fund)

Field: Engineering Sciences

Qualifications: Early and growth stage startups in the State of Karnataka.

Age restrictions: Not available

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The Fund proposes to undertake investments in companies catering to Semiconductor, Electronics System Design & Manufacturing

KITVEN Fund-3 (Biotech)

Field: Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Qualifications: Early and growth stage startups in the State of Karnataka.

Age restrictions: Not available

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The Fund proposes to undertake investments in companies catering to Biotechnology and such other allied sectors within the State of Karnataka
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