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The TIDE 2.0 centre at VITTBI will deliver the below- mentioned programs for innovators. The centre will provide holistic incubation support to ICT ventures using emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, Block-chain, Robotics etc.

The few salient features of the TIDE 2.0 scheme:

  • Provide financial support to start-ups and incubates
  • Provide holistic incubation support including co-working space, mentoring, and networking to facilitate start-ups with a more comprehensive support thereby addressing the issue of accessibility
  • Creating entrepreneurship models of both financial as well and social value
  • Fostering and evangelizing a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem that inspires budding entrepreneurs as well as support existing ones
  • Managing a network of incubation centres, collaborating platform and handling of ecosystem through a MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) especially constituted for this purpose.
  • The scheme will also aim to facilitate increased IPR filings and adherence to relevant technology standards
The TIDE 2.0 centre at VITTBI will deliver the below- mentioned programs for innovators. The centre will provide holistic incubation support to ICT ventures using emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, Block-chain, Robotics etc.

Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EiR) Program

  • An Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiR) is an individual(s)/ student(s)/ start-up who need to develop and validate their idea to have a Proof-of-Concept (POC) in place.
  • VITTBI will support in the idea development, validation and subsequent development of POC.
  • A maximum up to Rs. 4 Lakhs will be provided to each EiR as Grant.
To register for the EiR program: https://forms.gle/R7bycF475Y9z4KyD7

Grants Program

  • A start-up with ready Proof-of-Concept can be considered eligible for the grant. The grant is provided to create a Minimum Viable Product and to advance the start-up till Go-to-market stage.
  • A maximum of up to Rs. 7 Lakhs will be provided to each start-up as Grant.
  • VITTBI will provide mentorship and guidance throughout the program.

To register for the Grant Program: https://forms.gle/41419L4yvcdAUnQd7

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For details, please write to

The Sr. General Manager,
VIT Technology Business Incubator,
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 632014
Email: vittbi@vit.ac.in ; tbicoordinator@vit.ac.in
Phone: 0416 2202301 / 2303
Mob: +91 9566656777 / +91 9443311367