across the Globe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.
Being 'investigator-driven', or 'bottom-up', in nature, the IIIC approach allows researchers to identify new opportunities and directions in any field of research. This ensures that funds are channelled into new and promising areas of research with a greater degree of flexibility.
IIIC grants are awarded through open competition to projects headed by starting and established researchers, irrespective of their origins. The sole criterion for selection is scientific excellence. The aim here is to recognise the best ideas, and confer status and visibility on the best brains.
Support the best of the best across all fields of science, scholarship and engineering
Promote wholly investigator-driven, or 'bottom-up' frontier research
Encourage the work of the established and next generation of independent top research leaders
Reward innovative proposals by placing emphasis on the quality of the idea rather than the research area
Raise the status and visibility of research and the very best researchers of today and tomorrow
By creating open and direct competition for funding between the very best researchers in the world, the IIIC will enhance aspirations and achievements.
The IIIC's competitive funding will be able to channel funds into the most promising new fields, with a degree of agility not always possible in national funding schemes.
On the economic side, the IIIC will help nurture science-based industry and create a greater impetus for the establishment of research-based spin-offs.
From a societal perspective, the IIIC could provide a mechanism for investing rapidly in research targeted at new and emerging issues confronting society.
1st Science TV Reality Show – showcasing young innovators and their innovation to the world through India’s National Television run by Government of India.
Pan India background verification and claim investigation company with clientele among the top MNCs and Insurance Companies.
focuses on the design, build and customization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones for various applications.
The Procurement Marketplace for Indian Enterprises. The startup is also funded by Y Combinator
‘Open’ funding programme which will support projects from any technology or sector, ranging from proof of concept through to prototype development demonstration.
We are ideally placed to guide you through the process of matching innovation opportunities to available grants. Funding and Grants as much as $ 250,000 would be provided through this programme, irrespective of whether the proposal is submitted by a research student or faculty.
All IIIC research awards are made in open competition, subject to transparent peer assessment at the outset and evaluation on completion.
Rigorous standards are applied to all the training we support. Our research often involves multidisciplinary teams, collaboration with other councils, and frequently takes a long-term view.
Our research makes a difference: it shapes public policies and makes businesses, voluntary bodies and other organizations more effective as well as shaping wider society.
Our knowledge exchange schemes are carefully devised to maximize the economic and social impacts of the research that we fund.
Our Charter emphasizes the importance of independence and impartial research.
Benchmarking studies • Best practice reviews • Ecosystem analysis • Stakeholder analysis • User needs survey • Process and policy • Business plans
Training design • Operating procedures • Process and policy • Seed fund design • Incubation services • Mentor networks
Programme management • Staff training programmes • Application review • Seed fund management • Mentoring and training • Accelerator programmes • Workshops and interventions • Market assessment services
Help entrepreneurs with issues related to intellectual property, company structure, fund raising, technology sourcing, etc.
Provide infrastructure support for quick launch of startup operations
Laboratory-based facilities that enable science startups to conduct proof-of-concept and prototype development
Meeting spaces and events to promote networking amongst students, scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs and investors
Proposals submitted for consideration must include the following (in the order presented below). APA format is required. Length of proposal is limited to 25 pages, not including appendices.
Proposal Cover Form
The abstract should include significant background information, research design, methods (including sample, data collection and data analysis) and relevance of the study.
Narrative addressing the following:
Budget and budget justification – be detailed and specific. For example, identified personnel, supplies, equipment, travel, other.
Appendices (including research instruments, letters of support from agency and faculty sponsor if appropriate).
Short biographical sketch of the principal investigator (limit to no more than 2 pages).
Research grant applications will be reviewed by the Research Committee through peer reviews from independent experts and mentors. Recommendations for approval of funding will be presented to the Governing Board. The Board will render final approval. Once approved by the Board, the applicants will be notified by the Research Committee.
Project proposals are subject to a highly rigorous and competitive selection process, quality vetting, due diligence and lessons learned from previous Rounds. A team of international assessors score each proposal against 9 set criteria and produce a long list. The criteria are:
The project promotes the objectives of 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations
The project will have a significant impact
The project will encourage inclusion of marginalized and vulnerable groups
The project will enhance gender equality
The project has strong prospects for successful implementation
The applicant organization has a strong track record
The project is technically sound in conception and presentation
The project represents good value for money
The project has strong prospects of sustainability beyond the project duration.
Applicants are notified about the decision If a proposal is successful, a grant offer letter will be sent to the researcher. The letter sets out the funding awarded and the proposed dates on which the project should start and end.
A great business idea ends for want of resources. We help polish the idea in the first place. It’s more like a boot-camp, where the ideas are accelerated in a fast forward mode, and fine-tuned as per the market scenario the product can cater to.
We provide budding entrepreneurs with access to mentors cutting across sectors. Mentors share their expertise that helps the business venture become efficient quickly.
We feel the innovators’ focus should be on building the product prototype. Ignite India Incubation Centre handles the financial hassles. IIIC first helps with seed fund to build the product prototype and then helps raise funds for subsequent operations.
IIIC has efficiently designed adequate infrastructure with work spaces that have a LAN/Wi-Fi zone, telephone lines, printers, scanners, and all basic amenities needed for hassle-free and smooth functioning.
More often than not, start-ups falter because os limited or nil access to high-quality service-providers in the area of HR, IT, Management and Operations. IIIC acts as a handy centre for all shared services support.
Ignite India Incubation Centre helps in dealing with regulatory compliances, provide legal advisory in managing intellectual property rights and guides on accessing funds from various sources.