The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has recently launched the Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE 2.0) program. This program aims to strengthen 2000 Technology Startups, leveraging ICT enabled technologies, in selected areas of national concern, e.g. Healthcare, Education, Agriculture, Financial inclusion including digital payments, Infrastructure and transportation, Environment and clean tech, Clean energy and other emerging areas.
Startup Hackathon is being conducted to support Entrepreneurs and Startups working in areas of Societal importance through integration of new and emerging technologies to make scalable and sustainable products/solutions.
The Startup Hackathon will be conducted over a duration of 7 days and includes Idea/Opportunity validation bootcamp for all shortlisted teams. Selected teams will be eligible for EIR program under TIDE 2.0
Hackathon winners to receive INR 2 Lakhs as ignition grant and upto INR 4 Lakhs amount once selected for the EIR acceleration program and achieving necessary milestones
Hackathon winners will be eligible to pitch for EIR acceleration program under TIDE 2.0 and get help in idea development, idea validation and subsequent development of proof of concept
CoCreate startup along with Research labs of IIIT Hyderabad
Customised hand-holding and problem-solving portfolio support for 6 months
The applicant should be citizen of India and must have completed the graduation or Post Graduation in Science and Technology fields
The Applicant must be willing to pursue the idea/startup fulltime if supported under this program
The applicant (if not a registered startup) must be willing to incorporate a company within 3 months of the acceptance of TIDE program
The startup should be based on emerging technologies.
Have not received any fellowships / grants from other funding organizations
AI/ML || Language Technologies || Computer Vision || IOT || Robotics || AR/VR || Blockchain
We are inviting individuals/Idea Stage startups to apply for the hackathon
The shortlisted applicants will be informed by CIE and are invited to the Idea validation bootcamp. Bootcamp will commence by a pitch day and selected startups will be announced
Selected startups through the Hackathon will receive an ignition grant and further be eligible to pitch for EIR Acceleration program which includes fellowship and mentoring
Yes, this is a virtual event
No, this hackathon is only for individuals/idea stage startups, less than 6 months.
Yes, its necessary to have any of the technologies mentioned above