Frequently Asked Questions

General
1. What is the deadline for submission?
Sunday, 22 nd July, 2018. However, the applications will be screened on a rolling basis. We encourage the teams to apply ahead of the deadline.
Intel India Maker Lab in Bengaluru & SINE Incubator in Mumbai
No. Up to 2 relevant members from the startup must be physically present in Mumbai or Bangalore to attend all the training/ workshops/ any other relevant sessions during the course of the program.
There is no joining fee nor any charge. However, the startups selected after the bootcamp need to allocate equity to SINE as specified in terms and condition for the entire program benefit including cash support.
No. The IP ownership will remain with the start up.
No. Startups are provided with an upfront cash support of Rs. 10 lakhs which can partially be used to support travel and accommodation costs for the program. International travel and stay for one member per team will be sponsored by the program.
There is no such restrictions. However if it comes in conflict with Plugin program, then it may be avoided.
Eligibility
Yes, provided you have a working prototype with your own intellectual property and can form a company as soon as being selected into the program. Cash support will be provided only after company incorporation and completion of agreement formalities.
Yes, an already funded startup is also eligible for the program subject to the terms and conditions.
Selection

Step 1: Apply to the program through our website www.plugin.org.in by clicking on the "Apply now" button.

Step 2: Shortlisting of startups for personal interview.

Step 3: Interview in person or via Skype of shortlisted startups for initial bootcamp in Bengaluru on Saturday, 4 th August 2018.

Step 4: The initial batch of shortlisted startups (up to 30 startups) will undergo a 3-4 day initial bootcamp at Bengaluru in August, 2018.

Step 5: The startups will be assessed on various progress parameters for next 3-4 weeks. Up to top 15 startups will be selected to receive the full program benefits.

Application
Applications once submitted cannot be edited. You would need to fill in a separate application and the jury members will review the form that was submitted last. We recommend the applicant download the form, fill it offline to minimize errors and submit it in one go online.
Generally it is expected that applicants have a focussed approach on one business problem. However, If the applicant is working on multiple products, we prefer that that he/she submits the best out of these.
No. The application has to be submitted via the online application form. Email applications will not be considered as valid submission.
Support
Technical support will largely be from Intel, and therefore, platforms compatible with IntelĀ® Architecture will be supported. Select hardware kits from Intel for Maker platforms, IoT, client computing will be provided free. In addition, access to lab facilities, prototyping and testing equipment will be given. More details about Intel Hardware
Participants will be sponsored for a trip to Taiwan, which they can leverage for connecting with the manufacturing ecosystem there. In addition to this, winners from the cohort will be sponsored for a trip to Israel, for exposure to innovation ecosystem.
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