Dear Leader,

We would like to inform that Intel India along with SINE (Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay) and DST (Department of Science & Technology) will soon be launching the 2nd Cycle of our collaborative accelerated incubation program for "Hardware and Systems" startups - PLUGIN

Plugin is a 1- year accelerated incubation program with specific focus on acceleration of product development and early customer validation. The program offerings include initial funding, product development, technical, design & manufacturing support, market access, international connections, one-on-one mentoring and coaching.

This year’s focus is on AI-ML, IoT and Blockchain startups in the areas of Healthcare, Transportation, Retail and Manufacturing.

The previous cycle of Plugin had a very encouraging outcome:

  • 12 startups graduated
  • 9 startups with completed products
  • 7 startups are revenue generating
  • 5 companies received funds beyond program grants
  • 12 patents filed

If you meet the eligibility criteria listed below, and are interested to know more about the program, you are requested to fill in the Google form attached, so as to enable us reach out to you as soon as the program is launched?


Eligibility Criteria

  • Hardware and systems-based startups – Need to have a physical hardware product
  • POC or prototype should be ready at time of application
  • Private limited company - Ideally should be incorporated at time of admission into program
  • Incorporated on or after 01 Jan 2014
  • Majority founders should be Indian Residents
  • High potential to scale (i.e. IP and/or a clear competitive advantage addressing a large potential market)

Applicants should be at least 18 years of age on 01 May 2018

Please write on for additional information.

Thanking you in anticipation.



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