Atal Innovation Mission

AIM-Prime Program




Introduction

The AIM-PRIME program is aimed at promoting science based, deep technology ideas to market through training and guidance over a period of 12 months.

Target Audience

Technology developers and incubations managers

Focus Areas

Science-based, knowledge-intensive, deep technology entrepreneurship

Duration

Paced and staged over a duration of 12 months




Curtain Raiser

This curtain raiser is an official kickoff event for the AIM - PRIME Program. PRIME stands for Program for Researchers on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The event is open to all to learn more about the program. The call for applications will also be opened during the event.

"AIM has been at the forefront of promoting innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the Nation through its various programs for school students, budding entrepreneurs, and incubators. AIM PRIME aims to take science-based deep tech entrepreneurship to a new level in India by drawing lessons from global and national best practices."

- R. Ramanathan, MD, AIM, NITI Aayog

Catch us LIVE & witness the curtain raiser event for our new initiative, AIM-PRIME on 31st Match 2021, 6PM onwards!!

Join MD Ramanan Ramanathan & our esteemed guests to know more.

YouTube LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqLI4930aD4
Facebook LIVE: https://fb.watch/4_bWgIdihz/




Program Benefits

1

Classroom Sessions

Learn from global experts on various topics relating to innovation and entrepreneurship.

2

Live Projects

Work with an interdisciplinary team to actively bring an idea to market.

3

One-to-One Mentoring

Get access to our mentor panel who can guide you to accelerate your projects.

4

Deeptech Startup Playbook

Get access to exclusive toolkits compiled in a resource for commercializing deep technology ideas.

5

Curated Video Library

Get access to insights and lectures from various industry experts from around the globe.

6

Peer-to-Peer Learning

Network and learn from other experienced startup founders and innovation managers.




Program Schedule

1 31st March, 2021

Curtain raiser event and call for applications is opened.

2 30th May, 2021

Call for applications is Live

1st Jun, 2021 – 31st Aug, 2021 : Launch of PRIME classroom and PRIME library.
Class room sessions: Talks, exercises, mini-projects.

3 15th Aug, 2021

Launch of AIM-PRIME video series

4 1st Sept, 2021 – 28th Feb, 2022

Mentoring and guidance sessions

5 2nd Oct, 2021

AIM-PRIME startup playbook launched

6 1st Feb, 2022 – 31st Mar, 2022 :

Progress reports and program closure.




Inaugural Talk

We are happy to announce that Dr RA Mashelkar (Eminent scientist and leading innovation expert) has agreed to deliver the inaugural talk in the AIM-PRIME program. He will share his perspectives on taking science from the lab to the market and inspire the cohort with real-world stories of science-based deep tech innovation and entrepreneurship.




Program Eligibility

Technology developers and translators from early stage deep tech startups (For example: deep tech startups associated with AICs)

  • Scientists/ Engineers/ Clinicians with advanced degrees
  • Having a formal and full-time employment engagement with a startup
  • Applicant should be advancing a science-based technology (at any TRL level)
  • The proposed technology should have significant knowledge intensity or novelty

(Preference shall be given to applicants who have filed IP and have access to formal IP on the technology, startups incubated by an AIC, and startups incubated by an AIC hosted by a publicly funded academic or R&D institution.)

Applied researchers/ technology developers from academic/ R&D Labs with firmed up technology commercialization/entrepreneurship plans

  • Scientists/ Engineers/ Clinicians with advanced degrees
  • Having a formal and full-time employment engagement with an academic/ R&D institution
  • Applicant should have identified a science-based technology (at any TRL level) suitable for developing a new enterprise
  • The proposed technology should have significant knowledge intensity or novelty.

(Preference shall be given to applicants who have filed IP and have access to formal IP on the technology, have already taken some efforts towards commercialization of their technology, are host institutions hosting an AIC or publicly funded academic or R&D institutions.)

CEOs/ Senior Managers of AIM funded AICs

  • Undergraduate degree in any scientific discipline
  • Having a formal and full-time employment engagement with an AIM funded AICs
  • Applicant’s AIC should have at least one pre-incubatee that is a science-based deep tech startup whose technology should have significant knowledge intensity or novelty.

(Preference shall be given to applicants whose AIC has several science-based deep tech startups as incubatees, and whose AIC is affiliated to a publicly funded academic or R&D institution)

*All program participants :

  • Applicant shall be a startup or an incubator
  • Each applicant will nominate preferably 2 participants
  • All participants shall be Indian citizens.

Ashley Stevens

EXPERT-AND-FACULTY
President, Focus IP Group & Past President, AUTM


Hiran Vedam

EXPERT-AND-FACULTY
Business Consultant & Senior Advisor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, IIT Tirupati


Kaushik Gala

EXPERT-AND-FACULTY
CBO, FlyTBase Inc & GTM consultant for B2B Tech Startups


Uday Phadke

EXPERT-AND-FACULTY
Chief Executive at The Triple Chasm Company


Srikant Sastri

EXPERT-AND-FACULTY
Chairman, i3G Advisory Network


Ravi Sarangapani

EXPERT-AND-FACULTY
Med device consultant & Past Director, Adler Mediequip Pvt. Ltd.


Premnath V

EXPERT-AND-FACULTY
Director, Venture Center


Satya Dash

EXPERT-AND-FACULTY
Ex-Director, Impact Labs - PATH


Sujata Bogawat

EXPERT-AND-FACULTY
Senior Partner, Baheti and Somani


Manisha Premnath

VENTURE-CENTER-MENTOR, PROJECT-MANAGER
COO and General Manager, Venture Center


Mugdha Lele

VENTURE-CENTER-MENTOR, PROJECT-MANAGER
Sr. Manager, Social Innovations - Venture Center


Soma Chattopadhyay

VENTURE-CENTER-MENTOR
Sr. Manager, Incubation & Mentoring - Venture Center


Shruti Devasthali

VENTURE-CENTER-MENTOR
Manager - Equity and Grant Portfolio - Venture Center


Anmol Jaguste

VENTURE-CENTER-MENTOR, PROJECT-MANAGER
Sr. Associate - Incubation and Mentoring - Venture Center


Ishita Agrawal

PROGRAM-MANAGER
Programme Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog


Anish Somani

PROJECT-MANAGER
Innovation Lead, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog


Anjani Bansal

PROJECT-MANAGER
Deputy Director, Global Development - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Ayesha Chaudhary

PROJECT-MANAGER
Officer on Speical Duty, Office of PSA to Govt. of India


Mudit Narain

PROJECT-MANAGER
Technology Officer, Office of PSA to Govt. of India