A National Level Challenge for Startups

Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE) 2.0 will promote tech entrepreneurship through financial and technical support to incubators engaged in supporting ICT startups primarily engaged in using emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, Block-chain, Robotics etc. in pre-identified areas of societal relevance.

The Scheme will be implemented through empowering 51 incubators in India and handholding close to 2000 tech start-ups over a period of 5 years. The scheme envisions creating a holistic ecosystem to support technology startups and incubation centers through identifying and creating necessary linkages.

MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) would be setup under TIDE 2.0 to ensure synergistic linkages among the TIDE centres, theme based incubation centres, Centre of Excellences on emerging technologies and other collaborative platforms. The MSH will also ensure crisscrossing of technology resources across the innovation ecosystem to come out with technology solutions to various societal challenges.More...


Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), is an umbrella organization at IIT Bombay for fostering entrepreneurship and nurturing tech start-ups. It administers a business incubator which provides ‘Start to scale’ support for technology based entrepreneurship and facilitates the conversion of research activity into entrepreneurial ventures.More


The PSG-Science & Technology Entrepreneurial Park (PSG-STEP) was established in 1998 with support from Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, IDBI and ICICI to promote technology based enterprise in the areas of Software, Electronic Products, Hi-Tech Mechanical Products, Eco friendly Textile Products, Bio-Technology and Nano Technology using the core strengths of PSG College of Technology. PSG-STEP is one among an exclusive club of incubators with exclusive incubation facilities and funding mechanisms for startups in multiple technology domains with the support of NSTEDB, DST, BIRAC and MeitY, Government of India.

PSG-STEP plays a critical role in creating an enabling eco-system to promote innovation and entrepreneurship among the students, faculty, and researchers and for the people from the community.More


VIT-Technology Business Incubator (VITTBI) was established with the support of Department of Science and Technology, Govt.of India in the year 2004 at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore. Over the years, VITTBI has nurtured and provided incubation support to hundreds of innovators and startups. Transformed in to a multi stake holder organisation, VITTBI offers concept to commercialization support by providing access to modern R & D infra, funding (including grants & seed fund), mentoring, talent and market validation support.More


Focus Areas


Smart decisioning tools

Cyber Security

Digital Banking

Other FinTech areas


Prediction of onset of diseases

Obesity and prevention systems

Geriatric and elder care

Wearables for monitoring vitals

Solutions using genetic information


Eligibility Criteria

  1. Startups or Innovators who are working in science and technology domain
  2. Startups - Registered less than 3 years
  3. Open to Indian Citizens in case of individual innovators, for companies, at least 51% equity should be held by an Indian Citizen
  4. Idea/PoC/Prototype Stage
  5. Should not have raised grant/funding


Reach Us

  • Address:
    MeitY Grand Challenge,
    PSG-Science & Technology Entrepreneurial Park (PSG-STEP),
    PSG College of Technology
    Coimbatore - 641 004,Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
    +91 9787555544 / 9952497872 / 6382515898