About The Program

MeitY-TIDE focuses on Strengthening Technology Startups.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has recently launched the Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE 2.0) program. This program aims to strengthen 2000 Technology Startups, leveraging ICT enabled technologies, in selected areas of national concern, e.g. Healthcare, Education, Agriculture, Financial inclusion including digital payments, Infrastructure and transportation, Environment and clean tech, Clean energy and other emerging areas.

Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park, TIET in collaboration with MeitY introduces multiple programs to support the youth working on ICT enabled ideas and solutions with knowledge, research resources, and grant towards validation, development and commercialization of their idea and solution.

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Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR)

A 12-month incubation program at Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park (STEP-TIET), to support young innovators working on ICT enabled ideas and solutions towards solving a pressing need of national priority.

(Check out the list of selected teams here.)

Benefits

  • Rs 4 Lakhs grant for a year for validation and development of an idea
  • Incubation @ Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park, TIET
  • Opportunities to pitch for seed funding on completion of the programSuccessfully supported 25 startups
  • Networked with Punjab Start up Cell, TiE Chandigarh, MEITY, angel investors and venture capitalists

Eligibilty

  • The applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Individual /team should have an idea /prototype.
  • The solution should be ICT enabled and solving a pressing need in one of the following domains of national priority:
    • Healthcare
    • Education
    • Agriculture
    • Financial inclusion including digital payments
    • Infrastructure and transportation
    • Environment and clean tech
    • Clean energy solutions
    • Other emerging areas
  • Opportunities to pitch for seed funding on completion of the program
  • Networked with Punjab Start up Cell, TiE Chandigarh, MEITY, angel investors and venture capitalists

Timeline

  • 08 Mar, 2021

    Registration Starts

  • 30 Mar, 2021

    Last Date For Applications

  • 16 Apr, 2021

    Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates

  • 05 - 07 May, 2021

    Presentation to Selection Committee

  • 13 May, 2021

    Announcement of Selected Candidates

Grant

A 12-month incubation program at Science and Technology Park (STEP-TIET), to support young innovators working on ICT enabled solutions towards solving a pressing need of national priority. (Check out the list of selected teams here.)

Benefits

  • Rs 7 Lakhs grant for a year to develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) from Proof of Concept (PoC)
  • Incubation @ Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park, TIET
  • Opportunities to pitch for seed funding on completion of the program

Eligibilty

  • The applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • At-least one member from the team should be willing to pursue the idea full time.
  • The solution should be ICT enabled and solving a pressing need in one of the following domains of national priority:
    • Healthcare
    • Education
    • Agriculture
    • Financial inclusion including digital payments
    • Infrastructure and transportation
    • Environment and clean tech
    • Clean energy solutions
    • Other emerging areas
  • Cannot be combined with fellowship / grant / seed fund from other funding organizations.
  • Individual / team should have a Proof of Concept (PoC).

Timeline

  • 08 Mar, 2021

    Registration Starts

  • 30 Mar, 2021

    Last Date For Applications

  • 16 Apr, 2021

    Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates

  • 05 - 07 May, 2021

    Presentation to Selection Committee

  • 13 May, 2021

    Announcement of Selected Candidates