Atal New India Challenge: Post and Telegraph

Atal Innovation Mission

Relevent Country: India

The Atal Innovation Mission is now accepting applications for its Atal New India Challenge under the theme of Post and Telegraph.

The Atal New India Challenges initiative by Atal Innovation Mission is aimed at supporting innovators creating products based on advanced technologies in areas of national importance and social relevance through a grant based mechanism, with access to handholding, mentoring and other technical support.

Atal New India Challenge is a flagship program of Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog. The program aims to seek, select, support and nurture technology-based innovations that solve sectoral challenges of national importance and societal relevance.

Types of Challenges

Challenge 1

  • Digital Address System
  • Develop use cases applications (APIs) which may interact with digital address central infra in future for various use cases of digital address

Funding Information

  • ANIC solicits innovations in the prototype stage and supports the selected start-ups through to the commercialization stage over a course of 12 – 18 months by funding up to INR 1 crore and other associated support from the AIM innovation ecosystem.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any Indian company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956/2013, primarily a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) as defined in the MSMED Act, 2006
  • Any company registered as a Start-up, as defined, and recognized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
  • The majority stake (more than 51%) of the applicant entity must be held in India.