Eligibility criteria

Scheme guidelines on Eligibility and Pre-requisites of Programme Executing Partner (PEP) for Call 5:
  • Be a TBI/STEP promoted or recognized by any State or Department of Central Government of India (not-for-profit legal entity);
  • Should be in existence for at least three years with proven track record of incubation;

    • The years of existence for each incubator will be counted from the
      • Date of Registration as a legal entity      OR
      • Date of sanction order as a TBI/STEP from State Government / Department of Central Government, whichever is earlier
  • Three years of existence criteria will be relaxed for the applicant incubators especially created entirely by State or Department of Central Government of India.
  • Should have minimum of 20 incubates; and
  • Should have capacity to generate pipeline of incubate and accommodate the growth in number of start-ups that can result from the NIDHI-EIR programme
  • PEPs selected in the previous round of NIDHI-EIR PEP selection will qualify for continued support in the next round only if they have been successful in utilising or showing commitment of at least 60% of the funds approved under the previous round.
  • Keeping in mind the need to expand the reach of the EIR programme, 10 new TBIs will be selected every year besides the existing, qualifying NIDHI PEPs selected in previous rounds.
  • Preference will given to
    • Incubators affiliated to Academic Institutions
    • Incubators having full time CEO for TBI and independent team managing TBI operations
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