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MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SCHEMES

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant should be an Indian citizen residing in India.
  • The applicant(s) must hold a regular academic/research position in a recognized institution.
  • The proposals can be submitted by an individual or by a team of investigators. Proposals submitted by a team of investigators must identify a Principal Investigator, who will spearhead the research objectives and administer the grant.

Brief:

The Scheme for Funding High Risk – High Reward Research aims at supporting proposals that are conceptually new and risky, and if successful, expected to have a paradigm shifting influence on the S&T. This may be in terms of formulating new hypothesis, or scientific breakthroughs which aid in emergence of new technologies.

Benefits:

The funding is provided normally for a period of three years. In exceptional cases, the duration can be up to 5 years as assessed by the expert committee. No budget limit is prescribed for this type of projects. The research grant covers equipment, consumables, contingency and travel apart from overhead grants.

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria:

The scheme runs in two phases.

  • For PRISM I, any Indian citizen including student innovators can apply.
  • For PRISM II, PRISM innovators or innovators who have successfully demonstrated proof of concept with the support of government institution/agency, PRISM-R&D proposals and public funded – R&D institutes/ autonomous institutions/ laboratories/ academic institutes etc. are eligible.

Brief:

The scheme provides grants, technical guidance and mentoring to individual innovators by incubating their idea towards the creation of new enterprises in phases. It also provides grant-in-aid support to technology solution providers developing technology solutions aimed at helping MSME cluster. The scheme runs in two phases.

Benefits:

  • PRISM Phase-I Category-I: For proof of concept/prototype/models, with project cost upto INR 5 Lakhs, a maximum of INR 2 Lakhs or 90% of the total project cost (whichever is less) is provided.
  • PRISM Phase-I, Category-II: For fabrication of working model/ process knowhow/testing & trail/ patenting/ technology transfer, etc. with a project costing between INR 5 Lakhs to INR 35 Lakhs, a maximum of INR 20 Lakhs or 90% of the total project cost (whichever is less) is given.

Prism-Phase-II: Enterprise incubation, with a project costing between INR 35 Lakhs and INR 100 Lakhs, up to INR 50 Lakh limited to 50% of the total project cost is provided. For PRISM-R&D Proposals, up to INR 50 Lakhs limited to 50% of the total project cost is given.

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria

The institution should be a University/Deemed University or a premier Institute/College offering Engineering, Technology, Science courses at degree level or above for at least 5 years.

The institution must have at least two faculty members trained in Entrepreneurship through DST sponsored Faculty Development Programme and should have minimum dedicated space of about 5000 square feet for housing the NewGen IEDC.

Brief:

New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC) is the programme launched by National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and implemented by EDII, Ahmedabad. NewGen IEDC aims to inculcate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship amongst the young S&T students, encourage and support start-up creation through guidance, mentorship & support. NewGen IEDCs would be established in academic institutions where students will be encouraged to take up innovative projects with possibility of commercialization. possibility of commercialization.

Benefits:

Financial assistance to the selected institutions for establishment of NewGen IEDC, towards its non-recurring. As one time establishment cost) of up to Rs. 25 Lakhs and recurring expenditure (Project Development Cost, Travel, Training and Contingencies, etc. of up to Rs. 10 lakhs for five full operational years would be provided.

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria

  • The institution should be a University/Deemed University or a premier Institute/College offering Engineering, Technology, Science courses at degree level or above for at least 5 years.
  • The institution must have at least two faculty members trained in Entrepreneurship through DST sponsored Faculty Development Programme and should have minimum dedicated space of about 5000 square feet for housing the NewGen IEDC.

Brief:

New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC) is the programme launched by National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and implemented by EDII, Ahmedabad. NewGen IEDC aims to inculcate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship amongst the young S&T students, encourage and support start-up creation through guidance, mentorship & support. NewGen IEDCs would be established in academic institutions where students will be encouraged to take up innovative projects with possibility of commercialization. possibility of commercialization.

Benefits:

Financial assistance to the selected institutions for establishment of NewGen IEDC, towards its non-recurring. As one time establishment cost) of up to Rs. 25 Lakhs and recurring expenditure (Project Development Cost, Travel, Training and Contingencies, etc. of up to Rs. 10 lakhs for five full operational years would be provided.

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria for Industry

  • Minimum 51% of the shares of the Company should be held by Indian Citizens holding Indian passport (Indian Citizens do not include Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) holders)
  • Minimum half of the persons who subscribed their names to the LLP document as its Partners should be Indian citizens.
  • Participating companies should have adequate in-house facility to address the project implementation aspects (which shall be evaluated during the site visit) OR Incubated with any of the recognized Incubation Facility.

Eligibility Criteria for Academic Collaborator

  • Public/private university/colleges in India
  • National research laboratories
  • Not-for-profit private research labs/societies/foundation

Brief:

The Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI) scheme of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology was launched in 2005 to boost Public-Private- Partnership (PPP) efforts in the country. It has facilitated innovation, risk taking by small and medium companies and bringing together the private industry, public institutions, and the government under one roof to promote the research and innovation in the Indian Biotech Sector. The projects supported under the scheme have resulted in prominent outcomes in the form of some products which have already come to the market.

Benefits:

  • Up to 50 lakhs: 100% grant from BIRAC (primary applicant + collaborating company, if any)

More than 50 lakhs: BIRAC grant would be Rs. 50 Lakhs + 50% of the Cost over and above Rs. 50 Lakhs. Remaining cost would be borne by the company.

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicant should be and Indian Citizen residing in India.
  2. The applicant(s) must hold a regular position in a recognized academic institution or in a national laboratory / recognized R&D institution.
  3. Application should be submitted not earlier than 180 days and not later than 60 days, before the date of the event.

Brief:

The primary focus of the scheme is to support events having strong orientation towards scientific research in the areas of basic sciences, engineering, technology, agriculture & medicines. Events dealing with social science, management and those purely concerned with policy matters are generally not encouraged but may be considered as an exceptional case if there is a strong interface with mainstream areas of support. The scientific/technical contents of the events, thematic relevance, contextual impact and extent & level of participation are key components for deciding the support worthiness and quantum of support for individual events.
Benefits:

  1. SERB extends partial financial support, on selective basis, for organising such events (National as well as International).
  2. Academic institutions, research laboratories, professional bodies and other non-profit organisations, engaged in promoting scientific research, are eligible for financial support under the scheme. The support is primarily given to encourage participation of young scientists and research professionals in such events along with nominal support for pre-operative expenses like announcements brochures etc.

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant should be an Indian citizen residing in India. The applicant(s) must hold a regular academic/research position in a recognized institution.
  • The proposals can be submitted by an individual or by a team of investigators. Proposals submitted by a team of investigators must identify a Principal Investigator, who will spearhead the research objectives and administer the grant.

Brief:

Individual centric competitive mode of funding will be provided under the EMR funding schemes. SERB supports potential scientists for undertaking research in frontier areas of S&T in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences & Mathematical Sciences. The Science and Engineering Research Board has decided to invite Core Research Grant (EMR PAC) proposals through Call for Proposals twice a year.

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Proposals can be submitted for financial support by scientists/engineers/technologists working in academic institutions/registered societies/R&D institutions/laboratories having adequate infrastructure/facilities to carry out technology development work. The Programme encourages multi- disciplinary Proposals envisaging  network/collaboration of various Organizations having diverse expertise and facilities for synergistic implementation of the Projects. Participation of industry is encouraged.
  • Project Proposals from academic/R&D Institutions in collaboration with Industry having DSIR recognized R&D Laboratories will be preferred.

Brief:

The primary objective of the Programme is to facilitate and support development of products or techniques/technology aimed at specific end use. The specific objectives of the Programme are to develop and integrate technologies following a holistic approach in identified areas.

  • Develop and integrate technologies following a holistic approach in identified areas.
  • Promote application of modern/advanced technologies to socioeconomic problem solving.
  • Promote modernization of traditional technologies, tools, and skills.
  • Facilitate enhancing quality and performance of the traditional/nontraditional items.
  • Encourage developments in application of R&D activities

 

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria:

An agreement amongst the collaborating parties specifying the rights and obligations and terms and conditions of the DST grant is essential. The terms and conditions inter-alia include:

  • Ownership of intellectual property generated in the project on agreed term
  • Review of the project by a Monitoring Committee periodically
  • 30% of the recurring expenditure (Institutional component) to be met by the collaborating industry

Brief:

The main objectives of the scheme are to synergise the strengths of publicly funded R&D institutions and Indian Pharmaceutical Industry. To create an enabling infrastructure, mechanisms, and linkages to facilitate new drug development. To stimulate skill development of human resources in R&D for drugs and pharmaceuticals; and To enhance the nation’s self-reliance in drugs and pharmaceuticals especially in areas critical to national health requirements.

Benefits:

  • Supports research in all systems of medicines both modern and Indian System of Medicine.
  • Supports joint research projects of industry and institution.
  • Normally 50:50 sharing of financial requirements between industry and institution.
  • Research undertaken by industry is funded 100% by industry.
  • Institution share is supported jointly by government and industry. Capital expenditure: 100% by government, recurring expenditure: 70% by government and 30% by industry.
  • DSIR recognition of industry is desirable.

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria:

BIPP covers four broad categories (I, II, III & IV) as described below:

  • Category I: Areas with major social relevance but uncertain market driven demand
  • Category II: High risk, discovery, and innovation research with relevance for making India globally competitive.
  • Category III A: Evaluation & validation of already existing products of high national importance promoting local innovation (Clinical Trials)
  • Category III B: Evaluation & validation of already existing products of high national importance promoting local innovation (Agriculture Field Trials)
  • Category IV: Shared cost major facilities, critical for enabling innovation.

Brief:

The main aim of the scheme is to provide support for high risk, accelerated technology development especially in futuristic technologies. Support for very high risk, nationally and socially relevant areas, with no assured market. This would be more of translational research in such cases. It is envisaged that public institutes would be useful partners, so that the basic R&D leads can be translated to product development by the industry.

Provides for product evaluation and validation through support for limited and large- scale field trial for agriculture products and clinical trials (Phase I, II, III) for health care products.

Supporting research project for novel IP generation.

Benefits:

  • Support for high risk, accelerated technology development especially in futuristic technologies.
  • Support for very high risk, nationally and socially relevant areas, with no assured market. This would be more of translational research in such cases. It is envisaged that public institutes would be useful partners, so that the basic R&D leads can be translated to product development by the industry.
  • Provides for product evaluation and validation through support for limited and large-scale field trial for agriculture products and clinical trials (Phase I, II, III) for health care products.
  • Supporting research project for novel generation

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

MINISTRY OF FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES SCHEMES

Eligibility Criteria:

      All Universities, IITs, Central/State Government Institutions, Government funded Organizations, R&D laboratories and CSIR recognized R&D units in private sector

Brief:

Under the scheme, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has been extending financial assistance to undertake demand driven R&D work for the benefit food processing industry in terms of product and process development, efficient technologies, improved packaging, value addition etc. with commercial value along with standardization of various factors viz. additives, colouring agents, preservatives, pesticide residues, chemical contaminants, microbiological contaminants and naturally occurring toxic substances within permissible limits.

Benefits:

  • For the Government organizations/universities/institutions: Grant-in-aid is given for 100% of cost of equipment, consumables and expenditure related to salaries for project staff specific to the project for maximum period of three years. Grant is released in three instalments.
  • Funding pattern for Private organizations / universities / institutions: Grant-in-aid is given to the tune of 50% of equipment cost only in general areas and 70% in Northeast States and difficult areas. Grant is released in three instalments.
  • Ministry’s sponsored projects: 100% Grant is provided only to public funded organizations of repute for cutting edge areas of research leading to development of innovative products, processes, manufacturing practices and technology

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria:

   Agro processing clusters set up by Project Execution Agency (PEA)/ Organisation such as Govt./ PSUs/ Joint Ventures/ NGOs/ Cooperatives/ SHGs/ FPOs/ Private Sector/ individuals etc. and are eligible for financial assistance subject to terms and conditions under the scheme guidelines.

Brief:

  The scheme aims at development of modern infrastructure and common facilities to encourage group of entrepreneurs to set up food processing units based on cluster approach by linking groups of producers/ farmers to the processors and markets through well-equipped supply chain with modern infrastructure.

Benefits:

  Reimbursement will be limited to a total of Rs 15.0 Lakhs per invention or 50% of the total expenses incurred in filing and processing of patent application upto grant whichever is lesserThe Scheme envisages grants-in-aid @ 35% of eligible project cost in general areas and @50% of eligible project cost in the Northeast States including Sikkim and difficult areas namely Himalayan States (i.e. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand), State notified ITDP areas, Islands and SC/ST entrepreneurs subject to max. of Rs. 10.00 crore per project

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

MINISTRY OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES SCHEMES

Eligibility Criteria:

   The Entrepreneurs are required to apply for Raw Material Assistance only on the prescribed application forms. The application forms downloaded from the link given below may be filled and can be submitted to the nearest Branch Office. The blank forms are also available free of charge from the Branch offices.

Brief:

   Raw Material Assistance Scheme aims at helping MSMEs by way of financing the purchase of Raw Material (Both indigenous & imported). This gives an opportunity to MSMEs to focus better on manufacturing quality products.

Benefits:

  • Facilitating procurement of Raw Material with credit support up to 180 days.
  • SMEs helped to avail Economics of Purchases like bulk purchase, cash discount etc

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Any agency/institution of Government of India, State government or; existing training centres under Ministries/Departments of Government of India/State Government, Industry Associations, Academic Institutions.
  • Any not-for-profit private institutions with experience in successfully executing incubation and/or skill development programs may be eligible to set up an LBI.

Brief:

ASPIRE- was launched to set up a network of technology centres and to set up incubation centres to accelerate entrepreneurship and to promote start-ups for innovation in agriculture industry with the following objectives:

  • To generate employment opportunities by facilitating formal, scalable micro- enterprise creation.
  • To skill, up-skill, re-skill unemployed, existing self-employed/ wage earners in new technologies.
  • To provide skilled human capital to nearby industrial clusters and promote innovations for strengthening the competitiveness in the MSME sector

 

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Brief:

    The main objective of the scheme is to promote emerging technological, and knowledge based innovative ventures that seek the nurturing of ideas from professionals beyond the traditional activities of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). There are multiple objectives of the scheme, some of which are.

  • To promote emerging technological and knowledge based innovative ventures that seek the nurturing of ideas from professionals.
  • To promote and support untapped creativity of individual innovators and also to assist individual innovators to become technology-based entrepreneurs.
  • To promote networking and forging of linkages with other constituents of the innovation chain for commercialization of their developments.

Benefits:

Funding support for setting up of ‘Business Incubators (BI)’: The cost may vary from Rs 4 to 8 lakh for each incubate/idea, subject to overall ceiling of Rs 62.5 lakh for each BI.

  • Upgradation of infrastructure Rs 2.50 lakh
  • Orientation/training Rs 1.28 lakh
  • Administrative expenses Rs 0.22 lakh

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria:

All coir production/processing units newly established will be eligible to apply for assistance. All coir production/ processing units registered with Coir Board under Coir Industry (Registration) Rules, 2008 and having Udyog Aadhar are eligible to apply for financial assistance for modernisation under this scheme.

Brief:

Technology Transfer, Incubation, Testing, Training Entrepreneurs and Service Facilities for the coir MSMEs through extension of the outcomes of research (done at research institutes under the scheme) at the laboratory level for application at the field level and extension of testing and service facility are the objectives of the scheme. Furthermore, following are few more objectives of the scheme:

  • Technical Mentoring (Connect with Technical Experts)
  • Continued implementation of the Scheme will result in development of new technologies for reducing drudgery and improving the quality and productivity of the coir products. Continued research activities will result in increasing the acceptance of the coir products both by internal and external markets.
  • The development of more sophisticated machinery with the features of automation will result in enhanced productivity and income. Elimination of physical strain and better income would attract younger generation to engage themselves into coir activities.
  • The use of coir products for environment friendly activities will result in environment protection.
  • Development of new value-added products and identification of new areas for application of coir will result in the generation of more national income from a waste material

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a legal entity with a minimum registration of three years.
  • Having experience in thrift and saving programmes with Self-Help Groups (SHGs).
  • Be engaged in income generation activities for women entrepreneurs.
  • Have basic infrastructure, qualified support staff and services to undertake micro- enterprise development for women.
  • Prior experience in preparing project proposals on behalf of women entrepreneurs / women SHGs for income generation activities and take loan from financial institutions for onward disbursement to them.

Brief:

This scheme envisages economic empowerment of women by providing credit (through NGOs), training, development and counselling extension activities related to trades, products, services etc.

Benefits:

Assistance in the form of the Government of India (GoI) grant of up to 30 per cent of the total project cost. Elected training institutions and NGOs conducting training programmes for empowerment of women beneficiaries identified under this scheme can also avail of GoI grant of up to Rs.1.00 lakh per programme

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE SCHEMES

Eligibility Criteria:

    Assistance under the Scheme will be available to Individuals; Farmers; Producer Groups; Partnership/Proprietary Firms; Self Help Groups; Companies; Agripreneurs; units in agriexport zones, and Agriculture graduates Individually or in groups for setting up agribusiness projects. For professional management and accountability, the groups have to preferably form into companies or producer companies under the relevant Act.

Brief:

Venture Capital Assistance is financial support in the form of an interest free loan provided by SFAC to qualifying projects to meet shortfall in the capital requirement for implementation of the project.

Benefits:

  • To facilitate setting up of agribusiness ventures in close association with all Notified Financial Institutions notified by the Reserve Bank of India where the ownership of the Central/State Government is more than 50% such as Nationalized banks, SBI & its subsidiaries, IDBI, SIDBI, NABARD, NCDC, NEDFi, Exim Bank, RRBs & State Financial Corporations.
  • To catalyse private investment in setting up of agribusiness projects and thereby providing assured market to producers for increasing rural income & employment.
  • To strengthen backward linkages of agribusiness projects with producers.
  • To assist farmers, producer groups, and agriculture graduates to enhance their participation in value chain through Project Development Facility.
  • To arrange training and visits, etc. of agri-preneurs in setting up identified agribusiness projects.
  • To augment and strengthen existing set up of State and Central SFAC

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SCHEMES

Eligibility Criteria:

    Projects under this scheme are single phase fast-track projects open for applications. Some projects are exclusive for startups.

Brief:

The TDF Scheme extends financial support and expertise to upgrade existing products/ systems, processes, and its applications by reducing production costs, improving functionality and quality by promoting Make in India, and the development of futuristic technologies with defence applications. The Scheme enlists requirements of Service Headquarters of upgrading products/ systems and futuristic defence technologies as Projects for which eligible stakeholders can apply through this platform.

Benefits:

    Financial Support and expertise to upgrade existing products/systems.

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

ELECTRIC VEHICLES SCHEMES & POLICIES

     Fame India scheme is an incentive scheme that encourages the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles. The full form of Fame India scheme is “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in India”. Manufacturers and infrastructure providers of EV receive this incentive in the form of subsidies. Fame India scheme is a part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan and was launched by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

Fame India Scheme operates in two phases. These are,

  • Phase I: The first phase of Fame India Scheme started in 2015 and was functional till 31st March 2019.
  • Phase II: The second phase of this scheme started in April 2019 and will continue till 31st March 2022.

Note: The Government has decided to further extend Fame India Scheme Phase II till 31st March 2024.

Eligibility:

     The benefits of Fame India scheme are available for the following individuals:

  • Electric Vehicle manufactures.
  • Electric Vehicle infrastructure providers

Objectives of the Scheme:

  • This scheme encourages EV manufacturers and related providers to manufacture a higher number of EV in the country.
  • Its goal is to reduce vehicular emissions and air pollution levels within the country.
  • This scheme also aims to establish an electric charging infrastructure.
  • This scheme targets to convert 30% of total transportation into EV by the year 2030.

Source

https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

Incentives and Subsidies of Tamil Nadu Electric Vehicle Policy 2023 1. Investment Promotion Subsidy According to their eligibility, new or expanded projects in the state that manufacture electric vehicles, electric vehicle components, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), or electric vehicle charging infrastructure may take advantage of incentives under one of the four below.
  • Reimbursement of SGST: EV manufacturers eligible for 100% SGST reimbursement for 15 years upon meeting investment and employment criteria.
  • Turnover-based Subsidy: New/expansion projects in EV-related industries eligible for up to 2% subsidy of annual turnover for 10 years.
  • Capital Subsidy: New/expansion projects in EV-related industries eligible for 15% capital subsidy disbursed in 10 annual installments.
  • Special ACC Capital Subsidy: New/expansion projects in EV battery and advanced chemistry cells manufacturing eligible for 20% special capital subsidy disbursed in 15 or 10 annual installments, respectively, upon meeting investment and employment criteria.
2. Inclusion of R&D in Eligible Fixed Assets (EFA)
  • EFA in Tamil Nadu’s Industrial Policy 2021 includes investment in R&D, such as land, building, plant, and machinery, to encourage R&D in EV manufacturing.
  • The following intangible R&D-related expenses are also included in EFA, subject to a ceiling of up to 20% of EFA:
  • Expenditure on new R&D, such as test and measuring instruments, prototypes for testing, design tools, software costs directly used for R&D, and expenditure on technology, IPR, patents, and copyrights for R&D.
  • Expenditure related to Transfer of Technology (ToT) Agreements, including the cost of technology and initial technology purchase related to the manufactured goods that are related to manufacturing and R&D in electric vehicles.
  • 50% of the total cost incurred by the project for obtaining certifications from certified agencies such as ARAI, ICAT, or any other national or international agencies, as certified by a Chartered Accountant, is reimbursed, limited to Rs. 1 crore for the period of investment during the policy period.
3. Interest Subvention For actual term loans acquired for the purpose of completing the project, the Government of Tamil Nadu would offer a 5% interest subsidy as a rebate on the rate of interest for a period of six years, subject to the restrictions listed in the table below.
Investment Range (Rs in crore) Maximum Interest Subvention Period Ceiling per annum (Rs)
50-300 6 5 lakhs
300-500 6 20 lakhs
500-5000 6 1 crore
5000+ 6 4 crore
  4. Tax Benefits
  • Electricity Tax exemption: projects in the state of Tamil Nadu that purchase electricity from the Tamil Nadu Generation & Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) or generate and consume electricity from captive sources will be eligible for a 100% exemption on electricity tax for a duration of 5 years.
Exemptions and waivers of the road tax and registration fees:
  • 100% road tax exemption till 31.12.2025 for EV battery-operated vehicles including two-wheelers, private cars, three-seater auto-rickshaws, transport vehicles, light goods carriers, and buses.
  • Waiver on Registration charges/fees till 31.12.2025 for EV battery-operated vehicles including two-wheelers, private cars, three-seater auto-rickshaws, transport vehicles, light goods carriers, and buses.
  • Waiver on Permit Fees till 31.12.2025 for EV battery-operated vehicles including auto-rickshaws, transport vehicles, light goods carriers, and buses.
5. Public charging stations Businesses that set up public charging stations in Tamil Nadu while adhering to the norms and criteria established by the Indian Ministry of Power are eligible for a 25% subsidy on the cost of the equipment and machinery, they purchase during the policy term.
Type Incentive (Rs.) Number of Public Charging Stations to be Incentivized
Fast charging station Up to Rs 10,00,000 200
Slow charging station Up to Rs 1,00,000 500
6. Employment Incentive Projects will be reimbursed for the employer’s contribution to the EPF for new jobs created in Tamil Nadu during the policy period. The incentive, not exceeding Rs. 48,000 per employee, will be paid for a year. 7. Transition support Companies can get up-skilling allowance for up to 10% of their existing workforce on the EV production line. The transition support comes in the form of a training subsidy of Rs. 4,000 per worker per month for six months for residents of Tamil Nadu, and Rs. 6,000 per worker per month for women, transgender employees, persons with disabilities, and persons from SC/ST communities Source https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes.html

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR) GOVERNMENT SCHEMES

Eligibility/ Applicability:

For MSMEs with UAM/Udyam Registration.

Objectives of the Scheme:

The objective of the scheme is to improve the IP culture in India with the following interventions:

  • To enhance the awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) amongst the MSMEs and to encourage creative intellectual endeavour in Indian economy;
  • To take suitable measures for the protection of ideas, technological innovation and knowledge-driven business strategies developed by the MSMEs for their commercialization and effective utilization of IPR tools.

Benefits:

  • A Grant of up to Rs. 1 crore would be provided to an IPFC in milestone-based (three or more) instalments
  • Reimbursement for registration of Patent, Trademark, Geographical Indications (G.I.), Design:

The maximum financial assistance to the eligible applicants under the IPR component is as follows:

S.No.ItemMaximum Financial Assistance
1.Foreign PatentRs. 5.00 lakh
2.Domestic PatentRs. 1.00 lakh
3.GI RegistrationRs. 2.00 lakh
4.Design RegistrationRs. 0.15 lakh
5.TrademarkRs. 0.10 lakh

Source

https://innovative.msme.gov.in/Home/AboutIpr

 

Eligibility/ Applicability:

  • Any startup recognised in terms of the notification GSR 127(E) published in the Gazette of India dated 19.2.2019, as may be amended from time to time.
  • The Certificate of Recognition given by DPIIT may be verified from the Startup India web portal http://www.startupindia.gov.in.
  • The startups covered under this scheme will not be required to obtain certificate of an eligible business from the Inter-Ministerial Board of Certification.
  • However, startups will be required to give a self-declaration that they have not availed funds under any other Government scheme for the purpose of paying the facilitator/patent agent/ trademark agent for filing and prosecuting their IP application.

 

Objectives of the Scheme:

The scheme of SIPP aims to promote awareness and adoption of Intellectual Property Rights amongst Startups. Scheme is inclined to nurture and mentor innovative and emerging technologies among Startups and assist them in protecting and commercialize it by providing them access to high-quality IP services and resources. The Scheme was run on a pilot basis initially, and was in force up to 31-3-2020.

 

Empanelment of Facilitators:

For effective implementation of the scheme, facilitators shall be empanelled by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM).The CGPDTM shall regulate conduct and functions of empanelled facilitators from time to time. In case of any complaint by a startup about a facilitator or refusal by facilitator to provide services to the startup or on getting information about professional misconduct through any source, the CGPDTM can remove the facilitator from the panel without notice.

 

Period of Scheme:

The scheme shall be applicable for a period of 3 years w.e.f. 1°April 2020. The Scheme for Facilitating Start-Ups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP) is further extended for a period of three years with effect from 01-04-2023.

Source
https://ipindia.gov.in/writereaddata/Portal/Images/pdf/Appoved_SIPP_Scheme_0001.pdf

MINISTRY OF ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MEITY)

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has launched a scheme, Support for International Patent Protection in E&IT to provide financial support to MSMEs and 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.

SIP EIT II comprises of two schemes:

1. Support for International Patent Protection in E&IT

In order to encourage filing of International Patents, a Scheme Support International Patent Protection in Electronics & IT (SIP-EIT) has been put in place. The Scheme Supports International Patent Protection in Electronics & IT by SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and Technology Start-Up Companies.

2. Scheme to Support IPR Awareness Seminars/Workshops in E&IT Sector (Currently the scheme is under review)

Under the scheme, Meity aims to provide financial support to Education Institutes, Meity societies, etc. for organizing seminars & workshops on IPR awareness among various stakeholders.

Source

https://ict-ipr.in/sipeit/login

Introduction:

The scheme is accessible to all institutions that are part of the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and will provides financial assistance for filing patents. ‘KAPILA: Kalam Program for IP Literacy and Awareness’, which will create appropriate awareness regarding the need of IP filing, mechanism, and methodology involved in filing IP in India and globally, especially amongst students and faculty of HEIs.

Objectives of the Scheme:

  • The objective of KAPILA is to recognise, facilitate and felicitate the Intellectual Property, innovations, and best practices in HEIs.
  • KAPILA will help in establishing the much required IP filing ecosystem in a large number of education institutions and thus create a culture of systematically protecting new ideas, research, and innovation having national and global relevance.

When to Apply

  • Applications will be invited throughout the year (Fund will be released on quarterly basis)

Funding Assistance from MIC/AICTE on reimbursement mode

S.No.Budget HeadAmount in ₹
1

Funding support for patent application

filing fee

₹ 800/-
2Request for Examination fee₹ 2,000/-
3Amount per Application₹ 2,800 /-
 Total Amount (Maximum Application 40 per Institute)₹ 1,12,000/-
  • A maximum funding amount of ₹ 2800/- per application
  • Maximum Application 40 per Institute per year
  • Maximum funding per Institute is amount of ₹1,12,000/- (₹ 2,800/- per application)

For more information, contact us Email:kapila@aicte-india.org / Phone no: 011 2958 1225

Source

https://kapila.mic.gov.in/KAPILA%20Scheme%20document%20(2023-24).pdf

https://kapila.mic.gov.in/KAPILA%20User%20Guide%202023-24.pdf

 

Introduction:

“ESDM” shall mean Electronics System Design and Manufacturing which includes, but not be restricted to, Electronics Hardware design and manufacturing (which shall include embedded software) for IT, Telecommunications, Defense, Medical, Industrial, Automotive, Consumer Products, applications and components, parts, and accessories required for the aforesaid products and applications.

 

The Government(State of Karnataka) shall reimburse up to 50% of the actual costs (including filing fees, attorney fees, search fees, maintenance fees) with a maximum of Rs. 1,00,000 for filing a domestic patent and up to Rs. 5,00,000 for filing an international patent.

 

This reimbursement shall be payable 75% after the patent is filed and the balance 25% after the patent has been granted. The patent filing incentives provided by Government of Karnataka shall be in addition to any existing scheme of Govt. of India.

Source

https://www.bananaip.com/ip-news-center/ip-related-schemes-for-startups-and-smes/
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Introduction:

In order to support startups protect and effectively commercialise their technologies and original work, Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS) has launched the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Scheme. In this scheme, both technical and financial assistance will be provided to startups to protect their proprietary technology in competitive domestic and global markets. Following Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) filing services will be provided under this scheme: Patent, Industry Design Patent, Trademark, Copyright (limited to computer code)

 

Under this scheme, the above-mentioned IPR services may be availed in the following ways:

  • Fresh Filing: For new filing of patent (both domestic and international), copyright,trademark and design, MSInS has identified leading empanelled partners who can help the startup file a fresh application
  • Reimbursement: Under this scheme, MSInS is supporting reimbursement for:
  • Patent Post Filing (both domestic and international) – You may choose to get the filing done through an agency/IP firm of your choice. However, the reimbursement will be as per the rates stated in the IPR Scheme Government Resolution. Support under this scheme will only be extended for creation of new technology-based products or services or for enhancing the reach of existing products or services using technology

 

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible for benefits under the IPR Scheme, a startup should meet following norms:

  • DPIIT Recognised: Startup should be recognised by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Government of India.
  • Maharashtra incorporated: Startup should be incorporated in Maharashtra
  • MSInS Registered: ​ Startup should be registered with the Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS).
  • Revenue Cap: ​For domestic applications, startup’s cumulative lifetime revenue (since inception) should be less than INR 1 crore. For international applications, startup’s cumulative lifetime revenue (since inception) should be less than INR 5 crore

Application Date: The IPR application should be filed or granted post issue of IPR Scheme (i.e. 18th September 2019)

Source

https://msins.in/patent-scheme

Introduction:

Kerala Government, through Kerala Startup Mission has launched a scheme called Patent Support Scheme, where support is provided for startups and student entrepreneurs who are able to secure a patent.

Patent Support System intends to support startup entrepreneurs and student entrepreneurs by reimbursing the patent cost including consultation fee, subject to a limit of Rs. 2 lakh per Indian patent awarded. For awarded foreign patents on a single subject matter, up to Rs. 10 lakh would be reimbursed. The reimbursement will be done in 3 stages during filing, prosecution and award.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The patent applications which are filed only after 09.11.2015 will be considered
  • The patent support can be directly applied by Student Entrepreneurs through their IEDC’s
  • For a startup, it should be a legal entity registered with RoC as Pvt Ltd or LLP. The schemes are not applicable to Innovators.
  • The startup must be registered in Kerala, within 10 years from date of Incorporation and must have a DIPP and Udyog Aadhar
  • For students, the support will be given only for those who are pursuing the academics
  • The scheme does not extend support to patent renewals and prosecutions against appellate authority who have already rejected one’s patent claims.

 

Benefits of Scheme:

  • 2 Lakhs/ Indian Patent
  • 10 Lakhs/International Patent
  • Activity Covered are: Provisional Patents Filings, Patent Search, Drafting, Filings, Claims Preparations, Fast tracking Fees, Claims prosecutions, Granting
  • Activities of Prosecution against Appellate Authorities who have already rejected your claims due to Valid reasons and Patent renewals are not covered.

The scheme supports only patents, not trademarks, copyrights or any other Intellectual Property Rights.

Source

https://startupmission.kerala.gov.in/schemes/patent-support

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