Meity Startup Hub

About the Centre

AIC-CCMB was recently awarded with a MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) under Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE) 2.0 Scheme of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.  India is the 2nd largest startup ecosystem in the world with over 8000 startups working in deep tech. MeitY intends to aggressively promote innovation and entrepreneurship in this emerging focus area by  leading and facilitating a gamut of Innovation and IPR related activities across the country towards expansion of this ecosystem.
MeitY Start-up Hub (MSH) have been set ups under this program specifically to facilitate MeitY's vision, and act  as a nodal entity for  national coordination, facilitation and monitoring centre that will integrate all the incubation centres, start-ups and innovation related activities of MeitY.
AIC-CCMB aims to supports not just startups’ and innovators using Information Communication Technology (ICT) in healthcare through its MSH centre but other incubators as well. CSIR -CCMB is a globally renowned research institution working in the field human health and genomics and is poised to take up a leadership role in precision medicine. AIC-CCMB aims to leverage this strength and foster innovation in the areas of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Blockchain, Robotics etc in healthcare and related emerging areas to address societal challenges in ICTE areas.
MSH will ensure synergistic linkages among theTIDE centres, theme based incubation centres, Centre of Excellences on emerging technologies and other collaborative platforms. The MSH will also ensure crisscrossing of technology resources across the innovation ecosystem to come out with technology solutions to various societal challenges.
As Indian researchers and innovators begin to expand the boundaries of science, pursuing novel therapies, diagnostics, medical devices and industrial solutions, we want to ensure that their technologies are translated into sustainable business solutions that reach the citizens.
Key Features of the Scheme

  • Fostering and evangelizing a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem that inspires budding entrepreneurs as well as support existing ones
  • Creating entrepreneurship models of both financial as well as social value.
  • Provide holistic incubation support including co-working space, mentoring, and networking for startups.
  • Support for tech- startups for entire journey from idea-to-market under Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) program with support of Rs 4- 7 lacs, grants & investments.
  • Create vital inter-linkages/ exchanges of information among all the relevant stakeholders on-board and in sync with relevant line Ministries/ Departments
  • Build a collaborative portal/ repository
  • Provide IPR Protection/ Legal Compliance Services through Centre of Excellence in Intellectual
  • Property Rights (CoE-IP). The financial support for startups will be provided to facilitate IPR filings.
  • Incubator Support Services  for  startups
  • Year Round Engagement Programs- Low & Deep Engagement Programs, Challenge Grants,
  • Hackathons, IPR Sensitization and an Annual Global Startup Event
  • Holistic Mentorship Programs —typically composed of startup executives, venture capitalists,
  • industry experts, academia and other investors
  • Robust Corporate-Start-up Business Connect Platform for startups
  • Linkages to VC /Angel fund


ICT in Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Technology has been changing the life sciences & biotech terrain in leaps and bound. With the emergence of technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Data Analytics, Robotics & Blockchain, the possibilities of innovation and impact has become endless.

We are very excited to be a part of future next.

Bring Your Own Idea, Ideathon by Atal Incubation Center – CCMB to select best ideas to incubate under Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs Scheme(TIDE 2.0), supported by MeitY Startup Hub(MSH), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.


Individuals - B.E, B.Tech., B.Sc., M.Tech., M.Sc., Ph.D. from fields of Lifesciences & Engineering

Startups' - All registered startups as per Startup India

Last date: 29th February 2020
Presentation by shortlisted applications during Ideathon: 1st week of March 2020
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Our Focus

Application of ICT & other emerging technologies in life sciences & healthcare.
Potential areas of work:

  • AI leading to Precision medicine
  • Medical Imaging for diagnosis and clinical assistance
  • High-performance medicine propelled by data analytics
  • Computer vision for augmented medicine
  • Leveraging Bioinformatics, NLP & genomic sequencing to diagnose diseases and strengthen personalized medicine
  • IoT models for Organ-on-Chip, Smart wearables, IoT based medical devices and diagnostics
  • Robotic solutions for prosthetics, etc.

What we offer?

Entrepreneurs-in- Residence* Grants-in-Aid*
  • 4 individuals/ startup with an idea.
  • Seed fund upto 4 lakh INR each, over a period of 1 year to convert idea to Proof of Concept(PoC)
  • Immersion Program
  • Holistic mentorship program with domain experts in CCMB and other MNCs
  • Guidance to apply for other grants
  • Networking Avenues
  • Business services for setting up a startup
  • 4 Startups with a Proof of Concept
  • Seed fund upto 7 lakh INR each, over a period of 1 year for development of MVP
  • Incubation at AIC-CCMB
  • Access to AIC-CCMB mentor network
  • Assistance to apply for other grants
  • Workshops on IPR, Regulatory etc.
  • Networking avenues with VC/Investors
  • Robust Corporate-Start-up Business Connect Platform
*Chance for startups to get an investment up to 40 lakh INR for product development and market outreach through MSH

Why MSH?

MSH, mandates to support innovations centered around ICT, other emerging technologies with an aim to create a repository and eventually, a Center of Excellence (CoE) for Intellectual Property (IP). Under this initiative, support is provided for both individuals and startups through Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR), Grant-in-Aid respectively for a period of 1 year. Apart from funding, this program provides a unique opportunity to leverage the resources of incubators to strengthen the understanding of markets and thrive in the ecosystem.

MSH takes a holistic approach towards converting and idea into a market ready product. Cross learning from various stakeholders, validation and feedback at every crucial stage are some of the key features of this program. Programs are designed to resonate the vision and mission of each incubator therefore, one can be rest assured that constant engagement channels with parties from all domains are active throughout the year.

In short, MSH is the right platform for innovators looking to create an impact in our daily living by leveraging technology.


For Queries: Write to us,
Call us on +9140- 271 95 609, +91 709 58 38 049