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India Innovation Growth Programme 2.0 2018

India Innovation Growth Programme 2.0 2018
Last Date for Application Submission: 18th May 2018
India Innovation Growth Programme 2.0

Launched in 2007, India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) has been one of India’s longest standing public-private partners. The programme has provided mentoring and handholding assistance to over 400 innovators coming from diverse sectors from across the country; generated over 350 commercial agreements and over $900 Million of economic value for India. (Source: Second Impact Analysis Report by Ernst & Young in 2015).

Through two annual parallel tracks viz. University Challenge and Open Innovation Challenge, IIGP 2.0 identifies and supports both industrial and social innovations through:

    Phase A: Ideation

    Phase B: Innovation

    Phase C: Acceleration



Top 30 University teams will receive mentoring by IIT-Bombay on presenting ideas to a panel and an opportunity to pitch ideas at an Innovator Down-select Event.

Top 10 selected teams will receive research grants of INR 10 Lacs for developing a concept/prototype, an opportunity to participate in a Design Thinking workshop, mentorship and periodic feedback.



Top 4 teams will participate in an IIM Ahmedabad boot camp and receive further mentoring by IIGP 2.0 partners.

Top 4 teams will be awarded research grants of INR 25 Lacs each enabling them to advance to Phase C: Acceleration where they will work in parallel with teams from the Open Innovation Challenge.


Robust, high bandwidth data transmission to and from Internet of Things sensors/processors embedded in a rotating element.

Transportation or On-Glass Visualization Technology

Space Debris Management

Low-cost Unmanned Aerial/Underwater Vehicles

Environment Tech: Industrial Waste Utilization/Recycle Technologies

Energy Tech: Sustainable and Affordable Energy for All Energy Grid Security

Virtual/Augmented Reality

Agriculture: Reduce post-harvest losses through technologies that improve shelf life of produce at farm gate

Energy: Promoting productive use of energy for livelihoods in undeserved areas through super-efficient appliances

Healthcare: Rapid point-of-care (ROC) solutions for mass screening and monitoring

Waste Management: Adoption of municipal solid waste (MSW) segregation at source

Water: A membrane-less, maintenance-free filter for portable water

Environment-friendly housing




Top 50 Innovators will get an opportunity to participate in a rigorous boot camp conducted by IIM Ahmedabad.


Top 10 Innovators will undergo an incubation process. Companies in incubation will receive worth INR 25 Lacs seed funding as well as mentoring support to enable them to accelerate market penetration and scale-up operations. They will also get an opportunity to travel and interact with scientists, technology experts, entrepreneurs, and investors from our partner ecosystem in MIT.


Access to network of sponsors, mentorship in 2nd and 3rd bullet, hands on support in building the enterprise from people who have done it before, and support for pilots/tests in India.


Participate at Demo Days organized under the Programme to showcase your technologies to investors.



Top 4 Innovators will receive additional funding to accelerate their entry to market. They also have access to the wide network IIGP 2.0 offers.


Topics for Open Innovation Challenge:

Social Sector:

Sanitation and Waste Management

Environment and Natural Resource Management

Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods

Education and Skills

Safe drinking Water

Affordable Healthcare

Clean Energy

Low Cost Housing

Inclusive FinTech



Industrial Sector:


Internet of Things

Data Analytics

Electronics Hardware

Energy and Power Technology

Biological Technologies


Cyber Security

Thermal Management and Acoustics/Thermo acoustics

Smart Infrastructure Design: Smart Cities and Integrated Habits

Advanced Materials


How to Apply:

Interested people should register online using the link: Visit for more information.


Important Dates:

Last Date for Applying Online: 18th May, 2018


For more information on the List of Topics, Selection Process, How to Submit Innovation and other details click on the "IIGP2.0" button, to Register online click on the "Register Now" button. 

About The India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) 2.0

The India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) 2.0 is a unique tripartite initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Lockheed Martin and Tata Trusts.

Supporting the Government of India's missions of "Start-up India" and "Make in India", IIGP 2.0 enhances the Indian innovation ecosystem by enabling innovators and entrepreneurs through the stages of ideation, innovation and acceleration, to develop technology-based solutions for tomorrow.

Complemented by several implementation partners, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), Center for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at IIM Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and the Tata Center for Technology and Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the programme aims to build an innovation pipeline in India through a high-impact programme focused on the social and industrial innovation ecosystem.

Disclaimer: All the above data is gathered from IIGP 2.0, all the logos and titles are belongs to IIGP, EngMorph does not own any part of the data published in this page and EngMorph is not responsible for the correctness of the information presented. For more information, visit the IIGP website.

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