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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.

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:


Projects under MeitY EiR

Manasseh John Wesley
River Bend Data Solutions Private Limited - A fully automated AI Diagnose Tool
Nagoor Kani
AI based robo- assisted rooftop garden
Shivanshu Mahim
Developing Electric kick scooters spread across a wide campus/institute to make the commute easy within the campus.
Shreyash Sharma
IoT based PV Energy Management System


Projects under MeitY PoC

Dr. Jyotirmayee Dash
TeraLumen Solutions Private Limited - Development of a compact, continuous Wave Terahertz Spectrometer for Monitoring Skin Hydration
Dr. Parithi Govindaraju
Okulo Aerospace Private Limited - Portable Maximum Power Point Tracking Solar Charge Controller
Sandal Kotawala
Alfaleus Technologies Private Limited - Developing innovative diagnostic devices
Siddharthan Pannerselvam
Thoughtbit Technologies Private Limited - Comprehensive Compliance Platform for Small and Medium Enterprises to automate Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance

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