Applications Invited for SCO Startup Open Innovation Challenge

Applications Invited for SCO Startup Open Innovation Challenge

Organization: DPIIT, Startup India, and CII

Event Duration: 16 Jan. 2022 - 16 Jan. 2022

Apply By: 20 Dec 2021

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About the Organization

he Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) was established in the year 1995 and was reconstituted in the year 2000 with the merger of the Department of Industrial Development. Earlier, separate Ministries of Small Scale Industries & Agro and Rural Industries (SSI &ARI) and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (HI&PE) were created in October, 1999. The department was earlier called Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion; and was renamed as DPIIT in January, 2019.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering Industry, Government and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

About the Event

The objective of this challenge is to enable startups from the SCO Member States to engage with established corporates. By doing so, the startups and corporates can co-create solutions and solve real-life problems. The startups can apply for the problem statements listed under this challenge and receive various fiscal and non-fiscal incentives.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Startups across SCO countries can participate which include India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.
  • Entrepreneurs and startups having a validated proof of concept, Prototype to be tested and ready product which can be directly integrated in the corporate, can participate
  • Startups with market traction and paying customers can also participate
  • Scale-stage startups across the SCO countries can participate.


20 December, 2021

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