Theme of EIAP 3.0
EIAP 3.0 is taking the thesis of fostering competent grassroots SMEs which have the capacity to absorb
(a) new and appropriate technology and (b) meaningful capital investment to drive more inclusive development. The key is that most of the value is retained by the local enterprises and accrue to the local community.
Who Should Apply?
B2B start-ups that provide components or services to organized SMEs in local markets that can serve consumers and producers more meaningfully.
More organized sustainable SMEs closer to consumers and producers using local natural resources to provide relevant solutions for the indigenous communities aiding sustainable livelihood and wealth creation
Climate - Smart Land - use
Climate resilient conservation
agriculture & agro-forestry
supply chains, residue & waste
Improve soil carbon & soil
microbiome while minimizing
Technology or Business model intervention to reduce pre- and post- harvest loss
Yield improvement through scientific intervention & aggregation
Increase farm power availability (kWh per Ha) through mechanization & inclusion of energy efficient technologies
Preserving local cultures, resources & creating climate resilient communities
Future-proof technology development & adoption
Providing linkages to local business creating a sustainable business model with national & international market
Why Should you Apply?
Product Development Grant upto 10 lakhs per startup
Who will buy your product?
Why would people buy it?
How will you make money?
Where is the money?
Sectoral expert mentorship Investor connects
Product Development and value proposition (Road to MVP)
Customer Discovery to Validation
Business Model Validation through Minimum Viable Repeatability (MVR)
Potential to raise equity investment
Registered for-profit start-ups or FPC's
With a working Prototype/ Service model & users on ground
Start-ups not more than 5 years old
Should be an Indian entity
Interview with AIC-Sangam team
Diligence visit by AIC-Sangam team
Selection of cohort and Intimation via email