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AICTE & Ministry Of Education’s Innovation Cell Celebrate National Start-up Day

Celebration of National Start-up Day with 75 Innovative Technologies with Start-up potential received funding assistance and mentoring support from the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC) today celebrated the ‘National Start-up Day’ and highlighted 75 innovative technologies with start-up potential to receive grants assistance, mentorship, and incubation linkage support.


These innovations were part of the e-exhibition held during the Innovation Week that started on January 10. During the Innovation Week, more than 500 innovations and startups showcased their work virtually. The Innovation Week concluded today with an announcement marking the day as ‘National Start-up Day’ by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.


The innovations and start-ups were selected from a host of programs like the National Innovation Contest, Smart India Hackathon, and Toycathon that were conducted by the Ministry of Education.  These 75 innovations and start-ups have developed a range of technological solutions and services that will work across 16 different themes and sectors. 


Sl. No

Themes & Sectorial Representations


Nos. Innovations/ Startups

1

Clean & Potable water

4

2

Education

2

3

Food Processing/Nutrition/Biotech

2

4

Renewable and affordable Energy 

3

5

Infrastructure & Constructions

1

6

ICT, Cyber-physical systems, Blockchain, AI & ML

3

7

Smart Vehicles/ Electric vehicle/Battery Technology

3

8

Robotics and Drones 

2

9

Software - Mobile App Development

1

10

Sports & Fitness

1

11

Sustainable Environment

1

12

IoT based Solutions/Security & Surveillance

8

13

Waste Management/Waste to Wealth Creation 

8

14

Agriculture & Rural Development 

10

15

Healthcare & Biomedical Devices 

21

16

Other Emerging areas of Innovation for Startup

5


Grand Total

75


The MoE’s Innovation Cell and AICTE offers a wide range of policy programmes and handholding initiatives to promote and support innovation and startups in educational institutions.




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