CHUNAUTI - NextGen Startup Challenge Contest

Start Date :
Aug 11, 2020
Last Date :
Sep 07, 2020
23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
Submission Closed

Next Generation Incubation Scheme (NGIS) is STPI’s comprehensive incubation scheme which has a vision to drive the rise of India as a Software Product Nation so as to make India ...

Next Generation Incubation Scheme (NGIS) is STPI’s comprehensive incubation scheme which has a vision to drive the rise of India as a Software Product Nation so as to make India a global player in development, production and supply of Innovative, Efficient and Secure Software Products thus facilitating the growth across the entire spectrum of ICT sector as envisioned in the National Policy on Software Products (NPSP) – 2019.

NextGen Startup Challenge Contest (CHUNAUTI - Challenge Hunt Under NGIS for Advanced Uninhibited Technology Intervention)is an online Challenge under NGIS to find the products &solutions to address the issues/challenges faced during and post pandemic situation. CHUNAUTI is looking to identify and support the solutions which can support Government,industries & public at large for their seamless operations and enabling them to face the varied difficulties& bottlenecks during and post pandemic situation.

Who can apply:
• The challenge invites the proposals/applications from Indian Start-ups who are working in domain related to software product development.
• Start-ups registered with DPIIT under start-up India programme are encouraged to participate in this programme.
• Individual Academicians, Researchers, Educators, Entrepreneurs, partnership firms, LLPsmay also participate, however, if they are selectedthen they will have to register as private limited company in a stipulated time (preferably within 3 months).

Key Domains:
1. Edu-Tech, Agri-Tech & Fin-Tech Solutions for masses
2. Supply Chain, logistics & Transportation Management
3. Infrastructure & remote monitoring
4. Medical Healthcare, Diagnostic, Preventive & Psychological Care
5. Jobs & Skilling, Linguistic tools & technologies

• Ready to work Plug-n-Play incubation space along with high speed internet access within the constraint of lockdown & thereafter.
• Mentoring support.
• Networking opportunities/Industry connectand Go-to market supportfor exhibiting/showcasing products/solutions through various National/International events/workshops/exhibitions.
• Full-fledged security & vulnerability testing of Software Products through the dedicated Software Product Security Testing (SPST) facility.
• Access to VCs for funding support.
• Advisory Services such as HR, Legal, Accounting, IPR/Patenting and other support services.
• Facilities and services including mentoring, networking/industry connects, marketing support, etc. of the pan-India domain specific CoEs of STPI may be leveraged.
• Mentor, experts, industry network of STPI and MSH.

Financial Incentives/Funding Support:
• Cloud Credits from leading third-party service providers.
• A seed funding of upto Rs. 25.00 Lakhs will be provided through Financial Institution to each beneficiary/supported Start-ups selected through CHUNAUTI under NGIS based on innovative idea, novel solutions, strong team & sound business proposal.
 Disbursal of seed fund to Start-ups will be based on milestones achieved,periodic review and recommendations.
 Seed funding to Start-ups will be against equity participation by STPI or its affiliate.
• Start-ups who are in ideation stage may be selectedunder pre-incubation programme& mentored for upto six months to evolve their business plan & solution around the proposed idea. Each intern (start-up under pre-incubation) will be paid Rs. 10,000/- per month for a period of 6 months.


Timelines & Duration:
1 Application submission– Start Date- 10th August 2020
2 Application submission– End Date- 07th September 2020
3 Evaluation of Application- 21st September 2020
4 Announcement of result- 28th September 2020

Note: Changes in dates, if any, shall be made public on all relevant portals and social media channels well in advance.

Last date to apply is 07th September 2020.

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