Program and Application Status | Last date extended for TIH-IoT CHANAKYA Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program 2023-24 (1) | Applications invited for TIH-IoT Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program 2023 – 2024

A wide gap exists in financial support required by technology-driven start-ups in their initial phase which is not being addressed properly. Under the TIH-IoT DIAL program, TIH-IoT would provide financial assistance to start-ups with promising ideas, innovations, and technologies and enable them to graduate to a level where they will be able to raise investments from angel/Venture capitalists or they will reach a position to seek loans from commercial banks/financial institutions. TIH-IoT DIAL aims to facilitate the growth phase of a start-up; hence, enabling the existing ventures to survive and succeed in the marketplace. TIH-IoT would share the success of the supported start-ups which would also result in ensuring its own long-term operational sustainability.

Program Objectives

The TIH-IoT DIAL Program has the following broad objectives:

  • To fast track the growth of potential start ups through rigorous mentoring and networking support in a short span through existing TBIs
  • To attract subject matter experts, mentors, and angel investors get associated with TBIs through the structured accelerator programmes.
  • To build a vibrant start-up ecosystem, by establishing a network between academia, financial institutions, industries and other institutions.
  • To act as a hub for several incubators in the region, so that high-potential start-ups can be fast-tracked for increased exposure and validation.

Accelerators should employ a “fail fast” mentality: ideas or prototypes that are not getting traction should be abandoned (or modified) quickly, allowing founders to redeploy resources to other projects or even new companies at a rapid pace.