Atal New India Challenge is a flagship program of Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog. The program aims to seek, select, support and nurture technology-based innovations that solve sectoral challenges of national importance and societal relevance.
ANIC 1.0 followed an open innovation challenge format where challenge statements were put out in the public domain and a call for application was done. The received applications moved through 3 rounds of evaluations including in-person presentation by shortlisted applicants before a technical screening and selection committee (SSC)
The winner start-ups / individual innovators are supported through a tranche-based grant-in-aid of up to INR 1 crore and through AIM’s innovation network. The support is to take the prototype to commercialization stage in a total duration of the 12 – 18 months
ANIC was launched in partnership with 5 ministries across 24 challenge areas