Build for a Better India

About the Challenge Grant

TIDE 2.0 scheme by MeitY aims to promote technology startups working in emerging technologies through financial and technical support. The Challenge Grant program by CIIE.CO under TIDE 2.0 scheme focuses on bringing out these tech-preneurs working on technologies such as IoT, robotics, AI-ML, blockchain and others in the domains of transportation, mobility, cleantech and renewable energy, environment, smart infrastructure, and sustainable living. This is a chance to become an Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) and also receive a grant to develop your product.


We are looking for solutions that are addressing the following challenges.

Transportation and Mobility

  • Increase vehicle’s efficiency and performance while reducing carbon footprint.
  • Resolve vehicle related issues such as driver safety, vehicle diagnostics through intelligent tracking & monitoring.
  • Provide predictive analysis for efficient route management of fleet & public transport by capturing & analysing data.
  • Resolve problems influencing traffic management by monitoring of vehicle movements and vehicle identification.

Smart Infrastructure

  • Improve the existing city infrastructure to make it a smart by retrofitting technology hardware/software products.
  • Help build processes and protocols to better integrate knowledge & intelligence for a nationwide wide smart city stack.
  • Strengthen the security of the existing smart devices,associated infrastructure via structural health monitoring, engineering advanced materials etc.
  • Enable collection, management, analysis, dissemination and building insights basis of data for the city and its governance system.
  • Build intelligent systems for civic bodies/civic tech.

Cleantech and Environment

  • Prevent, detect, manage and cleanse air-borne pollutants in cost effective manner.
  • Allow reuse of waste or industrial or municipal water using smart technologies.
  • Focuses on usage of renewable energy such as solar, wind, hydro-thermal energy, etc.
  • Turn waste to resources and utilise technology for sustainable waste management.

Focus Technologies

We are looking for entrepreneurs and Startups that are using new and emerging technologies to solve societal problems.

Who Should Apply?

  1. You are working full time on developing the solution and have the required expertise or relevant experience or knowhow for the same.

  2. Your solution can address any of the problem statements mentioned for this Challenge grant.

  3. Your solution is addressing a real or existing market demand or requirement.

  4. Your solution is at either of these stages: Prototype Development/ Minimum Viable Product/ Pilot / Product Development.

  5. Your final solution once developed has the potential to be quickly commercialised and scaled.

Program Offerings

INR 4 lakhs as prototype validation and development grant to upto 2 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiRs)

INR 7 lakhs for product development to upto 2 startups

Customised hand-holding and problem-solving portfolio support for 6 months

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

Access to co-working space and related services if based out of Ahmedabad

Specific functional and domain knowledge sessions to build better

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

Program Timeline

Call for
6th July to 19th July, 2020

3rd August 2020


8th August 2020

14th August 2020

20th August 2020

Program Partners

Outreach Partner


Reach Us

For any queries, please send an email to
Eric Batliwala