Atal New India Challenge is an initiative by Atal Innovation Mission aimed at supporting innovators to create products/solutions based on advanced technologies in areas of national importance and social relevance through a grant-based mechanism. The vision of the Atal New India Challenge is two-fold:
(a) help create products from existing technologies relevant for national and social causes (productization);
(b) help new deep-tech products find markets and early customers (commercialization) in the context of India.
Who can apply
ATAL NEW INDIA CHALLENGE
The last date of application is 10th June 2018
One of Atal Innovation Mission’s primary goals is to incentivize innovation in areas critical to India’s growth, such as health, housing, hygiene, energy and water. Researchers have long talked of the ‘Valleys of Death’ at the early stage and commercialization stage in taking innovations to market. The Atal New India Challenge aims to address the second Commercialization Valley of Death, in which innovators are unable to access resources for piloting, testing, and market creation.
The Atal New India Challenge is an open call to design and demonstrate market-ready products based on cutting edge technologies in identified focus areas. Applicants showing capability, intent, and promise to be able to productize technologies will be awarded grants of up to 1 crore, strictly on a milestone basis.
Focus areas for Atal New India Challenge
In the current round of Atal New India Challenge, applicants seeking commercialization of products and technologies in the one of the following focus areas are invited to submit their proposal:
Fog vision system for road and rail
Systems to predict, identify, and recognize rail failure using technologies
Predictive Maintenance of Rolling Stock
Alternate fuel based transportation
Instant Portable Water Quality Testing
Affordable Desalination/Recycling Technology
Waste management recycling and reuse
Garbage composition devices
Quality of compost
Mixing blades for composting
Waste in public spaces
Dissuading public littering