Seed Support Scheme

TDB has provided financial assistance of Rs. 100 lakh each as grant to 36 Technology Business Incubators (TBIs) and Science & Technology Entrepreneur Park (STEPs) aggregating Rs. 3600 lakh under Seed support System for Start-ups in Incubators to incubate innovative technological ideas and to graduate them to successful commercialization. The assistance is positioned to create techno-entrepreneurs apart from acting as a bridge between development & commercialization of the technologies. The grant is meant to support the start-ups primarily for product development, testing & trials, test marketing, mentoring, professional consultancy, filing patents, manpower and other area as deemed necessary.

The financial assistance by TDB would facilitate the STEPs/TBIs to build up an incubation fund out of the inflows over a period of 5 years. The inflow would be ploughed back to support the next round of start-ups. The assistance to the incubatees may be in form of loan or equity.

36 STEPs/TBIs (Listed below) have been released Rs. 23 crores.

S. No. Name of the Incubator
First Round
2. VIT-TBI, Vellore
3. TREC-STEP, Tiruchirapalli
4. SINE IIT, Bombay
5. CIIE IIM, Ahmedabad
Second Round
6. PSG College of Technology, STEP Coimbatore
7. SJCE-STEP, Mysore
8. TBI-KEC, Perundurai, Erode
9. SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre, IIT Kanpur
10. Agri Business Incubators (ABI) (ICRISAT), Patancheru
Third Round
11. Amity Business Incubator, NOIDA (U. P.)
12. NITK-STEP, Karnataka
13. IITMs Rural Technology and Business Incubator, IIT Madras
14. Entrepreneurship Development Centre, NCL Pune
15. Amrita Technology Business Incubator, Kollam , Kerala
Fourth Round
16. Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka
17. NDBI, NID, Ahmedabad
18. NIT Calicut
19. Technopark, Trivandrum Kerala
20. IKP Knowledge Park, Secunderabad (AP)
21. FITT, IIT Delhi, New Delhi
22. Villgro Innovations Foundation, Chennai
23. SIDBI-IIT, Kanpur (Assisted earlier)
24. JSSATE-STEP (Assisted earlier)
25. TREC-STEP, Tiruchirapally (Assisted earlier)
26. BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan
Fifth Round
27. eHealth Technology business Incubator, Bangalore
28. EKTA Incubation Centre, Kolkata
29. CIIE-IIM, Ahmadabad (Assisted earlier)
30. KIIT-Technology Business Incubator, Bhubneswar
31. MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services Ltd, Pune
32. Science & Technology Park, University of Pune
33. IAN Mentoring and Incubation Services, New Delhi
34. Banyan Intellectual Initiatives – IIIT, Hyderabad
35. Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Training Society (TIETS)-TBI, IIT Kharagpur
36. Technology Incubation Centre, IIT, Guwahati (Assam)
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