Application Form

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Startup stage we are looking for?
  • Early stage (minimum MVP) to growth/scale stage
Why should I join this program?
  • As part of the acceleration program, selected startups will gain access to the Center of Excellence, providing a unique opportunity for startups and innovators to conduct relevant UAV/UAS testing activities. They will also receive guidance from the esteemed faculties of IIT Kanpur, streamlining their operations and accelerating their journey to becoming established companies.
    By leveraging the resources and support provided by the UDAAN program, drone startups and entrepreneurs can accelerate their growth, navigate industry complexities, and maximize their chances of success in this burgeoning field.
Do I get guidance from mentors as well?
  • Yes, based on the learning path the program team will arrange for a mentor who can help you.
I didn't see anything about Demo Day. Will the program have one?
  • We will have a demo day at the end of this flagship program
Will there be sessions related to funding or fund-raising?
  • Yes, Time to time startups will be briefed about the funding programs. You will receive guidance on structuring proposals and pitch decks to increase the chances of securing financial support. We shall also provide assistance in applying for relevant government funding programs such as iDEX, Technology Development Fund (TDF), TIDE, Genesis,TDB, Make-1 & 2, and others.
Will we get physical incubation and space within the campus?
  • Yes, post-incubation you will able to get physical space at SIIC, IIT Kanpur for further product development & scale-up.
Will SIIC be funding us in any way?
  • Yes, It will depend upon case to case basis
I want to get connected to agencies in the government or people in other companies. Will you help me?
  • Startups can raise Corporate, or Government connect requests in a specified timeline during the program. We will do our best to facilitate such connections based on suitability and availability.
Does the startup have to be registered and/or in Uttar Pradesh?
  • No. The program is open to startups across India but they should be DPIIT registered.

For Any Queries

Mr. Animesh Mishra

Manager, Defence and Aerospace, SIIC IIT Kanpur

[email protected]