Atal New India Challenge (ANIM): Eligibility, awards & how to apply at

Atal Innovation Mission by NITI Ayog has announced competition for startups and individuals for developing new India called as Atal New India Challenge (ANIC). AIM is the initiative under National Institution For Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, Government of India. The objective of this challenge is to identify and support innovators for creating products / solutions based on advanced technologies.  The competition also provides a stage for the innovators and startups to showcase their products and tools. The competition focuses on the areas of national importance and social relevance. The government will financially help these innovators through a grant-based mechanism.

Atal New India Challenge (ANIC): A competition for innovators and startups in India to showcase their created products / solutions based on advanced technologies in areas of national importance and social relevance.

Atal New India Challenge (ANIM): Mission

  • To create products using existing technologies relevant to national and social causes
  • To help innovators and products in a commercialization
  • To provide mentoring
  • To provide financial support
  • To have Indian made simple and cost effective solutions to the Indian problems

Atal New India Challenge (ANIM): Eligibility / Who can apply?

  • MSMEs
  • Startups
  • R & D Organisations
  • Academicians
  • Innovators

Atal New India Challenge (ANIM): Benefits & Awards

  • An opportunity for startups, researchers or innovators to showcase their products, prototypes and solutions
  • Focus areas which are identified for designing & developing market-ready products based on cutting-edge technology
  • Opportunity to find mentors and financial funding
  • Grants of up to Rs 1 crore

Atal New India Challenge (ANIM): Focus Areas

  1. Climate-smart agriculture
  2. Fog vision system for road & rail
  3. Sytems to predict, identify & recognize rail failure using technologies
  4. Product maintenance of rolling stock
  5. Alternate fuel based transportation
  6. Smart mobility
  7. Electric mobility
  8. Safe transport
  9. Instant portable water quality testing
  10. Sustaining drinking water sources
  11. Digital water management
  12. Providing potable water to water quality affected areas
  13. Data analytics for water governance
  14. Mini desalination plants in coastal areas
  15. Grey water management
  16. Affordable desalination/ Recycling technology
  17. Waste management recycling & reuse
  18. Garbage composition devices
  19. Quality of compost
  20. Decentralised composting
  21. Mixing blades for composting
  22. Waste in public spaces
  23. Dissuading public littering
  24. Cleaning of sewers & septic tanks

Last Date of Application: 30th August 2018

Atal New India Challenge (ANIM): How to apply

STEP 1: CLICK HERE to go to the official portal

STEP 2: Click on the Apply Now link to go to the application form

STEP 3: Provide their general details

STEP 4: Select the type of entity Individual or Independent Researcher/ Corporate Entity (Startup / MSME)/ Research Center(University Research Center. Independent Research Center)

STEP 5: Provide mailing address and pin code along with state, district and upload the latest resume

STEP 6: Select their focus areas in which his technology/ research/ prototype applicable

STEP 7: Provide technology details along with patent filed or approved for the technology trying to commercialize

STEP 8: Provide details on prototype if it is ready for demonstration

STEP 9: Provide details of the research paper published in a journal for innovation if applicable

STEP 10: Provide manufacturing plan details

STEP 11: Provide details of the commercialization plan

STEP 12: Provide details of the early market plan

STEP 13: Provide details of the time commitment of the key members of the applicant teams for the proposed project

STEP 14: Select the which type of financial areas required for the commercialization to apply

STEP 15: Provides details of milestones, quality and times along with the parameters

STEP 16: Provide the video prototype link if available

STEP 17: Upload his business plan details

STEP 18: Upload self-certification which has yet not received any grant from any ministry or department of GOI, or any state government

STEP 19: Click on the Submit button to complete application

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