Who can apply for TePP support?
Any Indian citizen with an original idea/invention/know-how and with a proper plan to convert the idea/ innovation into a working prototype can apply. Mere possession of idea/(s) does not entitle any one to avail TePP support.
What type of proposals is eligible?
Proposals from innovators who can convert their original idea/invention into viable and successful working prototype/processes are eligible. These proposals can be made by individuals or jointly with sponsoring organizations. Proposals from the owner of a 'Start-up' company/industry may be considered for TePP support, if the annual turnover of the company/industry doesn't exceed Rs. 45.00 lakhs per annum.
What type of proposals is not accepted by TePP?
Proposal(s) having sketchy details/incomplete applications/applications without signature will be rejected. Proposals involving software development/only patenting/basic scientific research / projects having no immediate commercial implications will not be accepted for consideration under TePP. Dot.com start up companies is not supported under TePP but start-ups with innovative delivery models of Science &Technology to rural beneficiaries are eligible for support. No correspondence will be entertained in respect of rejected proposals. The applicant, however, will be informed in due course.
What are the types of funding and criteria for it?
TePP considers financial support to the short-listed innovative and novel proposals on the basis of expert evaluation under four broad categories:
TePP Phase I (Innovation Incubation)
(a) "Micro Technopreneurship Support" (TS) limited to a financial assistance of up to Rs. 75,000/-. This is given to selected innovators for testing their new innovations or ideas with computer generated models.
(b) “TePP Project Fund” (TPF) provides financial assistance up to Rs. 15Lakhs to the selected innovator or start up firm for developing function proving prototypes
TePP Phase II (Enterprise Incubation)
(a) “Supplementary TePP Fund” (STF) to provide a maximum support of Rs.7.5lakhs to successful innovators of TePP Phase I for licensing technology to a third party.
(b) “Seamless Scale-up Support” (S3T) to provide a maximum support of Rs.45.00lakhs for successful TePP innovators of TePP Phase-I for starting own enterprise.
How to apply for TePP support?
Individual(s) interested may apply for TePP support giving complete details as per enclosed format. An innovator must ensure while making proposals to TePP, that the proposed idea will have possible commercial potential. Mere possession of idea/(s) does not entitle any one to avail TePP support. In general, only one proposal from an individual innovator would be considered at a time. The proposals received will be subjected to departmental screening. Individuals working in organizations and with innovative ideas may apply for TePP support by furnishing a 'No Objection Certificate' from their employer.
How is a proposal valuated?
The submitted proposal is scrutinized and evaluated upon by a panel of Technology Angels who are capable and committed individuals for innovation promotion and are people having vast years of relevant experience in the field of education and industrial exposure. The Technology angel list is available on the website.
How TePP can help you?
Selected projects will be provided financial support to undertake the above developments, initial support such as patents, designs etc. and guidance, scientific/technical consultancy, fabrication assistance, networking with related research laboratories/institutes and demonstration for users as required.
How many times can I submit my proposal?
A proposal, once rejected on technical grounds may not be re-considered. The decision of the TePP Screening Committee will be final in this regard.
What are the limitations or conditions in the use of granted fund?
Fabrication assistance required/work sub-contracted to others is considered under TePP. However, the rent of own house/own accommodation, own salary/stipend, rent of own workshop, salary of assistants etc. are not payable out of the TePP grant. The individual(s) will bear such expenditure from their own resources.
How to apply?
Interested individuals may contact us at the address given below for further in formation. Please give details of the work done so far, the proposed project, including title of the project, objectives, project cost, support sought, duration, names and role of other agencies including R&D laboratories etc. in the prescribed format available in the website.
Innovators can also obtain the application form our address mentioned below. Duly Filled application form is to be submitted to our office.
TEPP Outreach Center
C-20/1 Sector-62 Noida 201301
Phone: 0120-2401516 Fax: 0120-2401451