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Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE) 2.0 Entrepreneur-in-Residence is a program funded by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) that promotes ICT enabled tech entrepreneurship through financial and technical support to incubators in selected domains of national concern.The incubators under TIDE 2.0 EiR support startups engaged in using emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, Block-chain,Robotics etc. IIT Kanpur is one of the 27 TIDE Centres across India that supports inoovations under the Program.

Applications Open


  • Applicant should be an Indian citizen
  • Graduate in Sciences/ Engineering/ Biotechnology/ Medicine etc.
  • Individual/team should have an idea/prototype
  • The solution should be ICT enabled serving a pressing problem across any of the above mentioned domains
  • At least one member from the team should be willing to pursue the idea ful time


INR 4 Lakhs fellowship support
Access to IITK
Exposure to industrial connects and investors
Opportunities for other programs at SIIC

Application Process

  • Step 1

    Call for applications open on SIIC website

  • Step 2

    Internal review of applications

  • Step 3

    Announcement of selected applicants

  • Step 4

    Presentation to the selection committee

  • Step 5

    Final announcement of selected applicants


Months Program Duration


TIDE EIR Fellows Supported


Funding Released


Applications Received

TIDE EIR Program