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Startups with technologies such as
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Machine Learning & Deep Learning (ML/DL)
- Vision based technologies
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Speech technologies
- Cloud computing
- Security

In the domain of
- Industrial / Manufacturing
- Retail
- Banking
- Healthcare
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  • - Promoters of hardware and systems-based startups as per focus area.
  • - Stage can be in the range of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to Pilot trial stage. In all of these cases, the need must be validated by a target customer. The program is not meant for idea or lab level startups.
  • - Startup must be incorporated as a Private Limited Company.
  • - Startups must have high potential to scale (i.e. have IP and/or a clear competitive advantage addressing a large potential market).
  • - Applicants should be at least 18 years of age on 1st of January, 2019.
  • - Startups must be incorporated in India on or after 1st January 2014 and >51% must be owned by Indian citizens
(Please refer to the Terms & Conditions document for more details regarding eligibility)

About Us


The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India plays a pivotal role in promotion of science & technology in the country. The department has wide ranging activities from promoting high end basic research and technology development to supporting knowledge based and innovation driven enterprises. DST is one of the early departments of Government of India to have started programs to support entrepreneurship in academic institutions.

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Intel India is Intel’s largest design and innovation center outside the US. It has strong programs to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the country. Since its start in 2016, Intel India Maker Lab, a first-of-its-kind incubation program for hardware and systems startups in India, has supported 60+ startups for their products in the areas of industrial, retail, healthcare, smart cities and agriculture.

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Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) is a leading Technology Business Incubator (TBI) hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IITB). SINE offers Start-to-End support to innovators and entrepreneurs by offering prototyping grants, incubation and acceleration support to startups. Since inception, SINE has catered to 150+ Start-ups & 450+ Entrepreneurs


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Startup Advisors

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Accelerator Collaborator

HAX is the hardware investment arm of SOSV: a global venture fund headquartered in the United States with $650M+ in AUM. HAX offers venture funding and a hands-on program to help startups enabled by hardware move at lightning speed. We help early stage companies through their development and scaling phases, at our locations in Shenzhen and San Francisco.

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Society for Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (SINE)

3rd Floor, CSRE Building,
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400076
Email: plugin@sineiitb.org

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Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd
SRR2, 23 56P, Varthur Hobli,
Outer Ring Road,
Devarabisanahalli, Bengaluru,
Karnataka - 560103
Email: intelindiamakerlab@intel.com

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