Tap into world's third largest market

Why focus on India?

  • India is world's third largest market in terms of GDP (PPP) and fifth largest in terms of GDP (nominal).
  • India's more than 500 million young people will provide explosive demand of new products, services, technologies and business models.
  • India's experience in knowledge industry, mobile devise penetration and Government's aggressive policy framework allows Innovation ecosystem to thrive which is manifested in more than dozen Unicorns coming out of India.

  • India's startup ecosystem has quickly become world’s third largest.
  • Technological capability, availability of skill set and Government's Made in India policy with focus on 25 sector, will allow India to become Smart Manufacturing hub for the global market.


  • The program does not apply to idea stage or prototype stage companies.
  • For-profit, incorporated for no more than five years as of the application submission date, with a valid business registration number.
  • The angel/VC investment in the company is less than $3M.
  • Startups with Products/Technologies having applicability for the India market.
  • Ownership of rights to commercialize the Intellectual Property. (e.g. patents, copyrights, trade secrets, etc.)
  • Startup meets the Indian regulatory requirements of the respective Sector.

Preferred Verticals

Smart Infrastructure

Smart Governance

Smart Energy

Tele Health

Tele Education

Tele Work

Urban Farming/FoodTech

City and Cyber Security

City Planning

Home Automation

Smart Workplace

Smart Entertainment

Smart Banking




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