NIDHI Seed Support Scheme (NIDHI-SSS).



NIDHI Seed Support Scheme (NIDHI-SSS) aims at providing financial assistance to startups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market entry and commercialization etc.



  • All science disciplines




  • Funding Support: Support upto Rs 50 lakhs per start-up as Seed Support under NIDHI-SSS. Equity as the mode of investing into start- ups.

  • Pan India program support considering “Virtual” incubation.

  • Legal Support

  • Accounting Support

  • IPR Support

  • Technical Lab Support

  • Mentoring

  • Networking



  • The sole objective of the NIDHI-SSS is to ensure the timely availability of seed support to the deserving incubatee startups within an incubator, thereby enabling them to take their venture to the next level and facilitate towards their success in the market place.



  • Incubatee should be a registered company in India with minimum of three months of residency at the STEP/TBIs.

  • Incubatee has to be an Indian start-up. This support is not meant for Indian Subsidiaries of MNCs/foreign companies.

  • Persons holding Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) would be considered as Indian citizens for the purpose of this scheme.

  • The share-holding by Indian promoters in the incubate start up should be at least 51%.



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  • Deadline: 1 November 2022                                                           

  • Link- Application Closed                                                     

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  • Support upto Rs. 1000 lakhs to eligible incubators as Grant-in-aid to disburse to start- ups.

  • Support upto Rs 100 lakhs per start-up as Seed Support under NIDHI-SSP.

  • Loan, Equity or Equity-linked instruments as the mode of financing/investing into start- ups.

  •  Lowest interest rate of only 2-3 % in case of debt financing for start-ups.

  • Pan India program support considering “Virtual” incubation.