INVENT Incubation Program

                                                               A Social Enterprise Incubator

What is INVENT?

  • Innovative Ventures and Technologies for Development (INVENT) is a joint collaboration of the Technology Development Board (TDB), Government of India and the Department for International Development (DFID), Government of the United Kingdom.
  • INVENT is designed to make a positive social impact to people living at the Bottom of Economic Pyramid by providing incubation support to technology-oriented start-ups in the 8 low-income states of India.
  • Through INVENT program, SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur aims to incubate 40 start-ups working in social enterprise.

Why apply?

  • Seed funding upon basic validation
  • Dedicated mentors with domain expertise
  • Monthly inspirational events & dedicated capacity building workshops
  • Access to SIIC tinkering labs and facilities
  • Networking with downstream investors for scaling up operations

Who is eligible?

  • Start-ups eager to deliver significant Positive Impact on Bottom of Pyramid
  • Start-ups from any domain impacting the society with a strong plan to work in for-profit mode
  • Start-ups having innovative offerings or disruptive technologies

How to apply?

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