Seeding @ Launchpad

Perfect launch for a new tech-based startup at the largest academic incubator (and the first deep tech incubator) in the country, CIE@IIITH. Work amongst the other tech startup as you build out your idea and realize your first version of the product and startup. Idea stage workshops to help you refine the idea, validate, gain competitive positioning, understand market segments, arrive at an initial market plan, build the MVP and get pilot customers. Get help from research labs on the deep tech aspects as you build the product.


6 Month Seeding Program

Idea Stage Startups

Idea Stage Bootcamps

Research Connect

Mentor Connect

Seed Investment

Investor Connect

Startup Support Services

Entry / Eligibility Criteria

Start-up should be India-based.

Full-time Founder.

The startup should ideally have a basic MVP in place.

The startup should be a deep-tech like AR/VR, Robotics, ML, AI, NLP etc.


What cost do I have to bear to be part of the programme?

If you get selected for the accelerator then you have to pay INR 4500/- per seat and taking up incubation space is mandatory (minimum one seat). “

What is the selection process?

Interested applicants have to apply using the below-mentioned link. The shortlisted applicants will be informed about its selection to the pitching session happening in IIIT-H. The applicants will have to pitch to a panel. The selected one after this round will be informed about its selection to the program in a week time.

Will my travel costs to the pitching session be reimbursed?


Who should I contact if I have any questions after I join the programme?

During the Orientation to the programme, CIE@IIITH will appoint a POC.

Will my startup be eligible for any funding during the programme?

Yes, funding is one of the key parts of this programme. Depending on the developmental stage as well as how impressed the panel is by a startup’s idea and tech chutzpah, seed funding could range anywhere between 5 lakhs-10 lakhs. CIE@IIITH will take up a 4% equity on the seed fund.

Whom should I contact for any other queries?

For any further information drop an email to