In the recent years; academia, industry, investors, small and big entrepreneurs, government organizations, non-governmental organizations have taken an initiative to set up incubation centres across the country. Though, these are established startup incubators, they need to be supported to augment, enhance and upgrade their incubation capacity manifold and develop a conducive ecosystem by strengthening linkages among these incubation centres, universities and corporates.
AIM envisages to invigorate these Established Incubation Centres (EICs) in the country through provision of financial scale-up support. The scheme would radically transform the start-up ecosystem in the country by upgrading EICs to world-class standards. These EICs would support innovative and high growth startups and help in developing a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country.
AIM will provide a grant-in-aid of upto Rs. 10 crore to EIC, in two or more annual instalments.