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TIDE 2.0 Innovation Challenge

Deadline-10th july 2022


Applications are now open for the Innovation Challenge under TIDE 2.0 scheme by MeitY aiming to support technology startups working in emerging technologies through financial and technical support. The program focuses on bringing out techpreneurs working on technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, Artificial Intelligence – Machine Learning (AI-ML), Blockchain in the domains of E-mobility, Smart Infrastructure, CleanTech & HealthTech.

The Innovation Challenge will support solutions generating a creative force leading to sustainable and reliable smart technology/tools/products in manufacturing, hardware and healthcare industry.

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Focus Domains

Health 4.0

‘Health 4.0’ is a revolutionary phase in the healthcare industry combining the Industry 4.0 tools with conventional methods of healthcare creating concepts such as telehealth, telemedicine, etc. for smart and connected health services.

Smart Manufacturing

‘Smart Manufacturing’ is a vast domain enabling use of emerging technological tools such as AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity etc in making the current manufacturing sector smarter, reliable and more efficient.

Who can apply?

  • Individual innovator
  • Startup


    Customised hand-holding and problem resolving portfolio support.

    Access to industry experts and professionals for guidance to build your product better and build networks.

    Specific functional and domain knowledge sessions to build better.

    Opportunity to pitch for follow-on funding under TIDE 2.0 and other SIIC’s programs.


First -8L
Second- 6L
Third- 5L

TIDE 2.0 Innovation Challenge

Frequently Asked Questions

A Start-up, or an entrepreneur can participate.

You can participate with any team size of up to 5 persons.

Regular updates will be posted on our website.

Registration for webinars and Challenge Grant is free of charge.

Yes, the mandate of this Challenge Grant is to support solutions in either ‘Health 4.0’ or ‘Smart Manufacturing’.

The top three winners will get mentorship from industry and domain experts, innovation support, and funding support for prototype development. Please refer to the event flyer on the web page for details of awards.

The participant should submit a solution/idea relevant to either of the focus domains, ‘Health 4.0’ or ‘Smart Manufacturing’.

If a software-only solution is impactful, it can be supported.