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GUIITAR Council Student Startup Innovation Policy 2.0 (SSIP 2.0)

SSIP 2.0 aims to promote innovations and Start-ups in the traditional and new age technology along with the sunrise sectors. The innovations in clean and green energy, climate change towards achieving India’s pledge of net zero emissions by 2070 will be encouraged. Thrust areas like semi-conductors, robotics, electric vehicles, waste management, artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, Blockchain will also be in focus. However, the Policy
aims to support sector agnostic innovations and Start-ups.


Empowering the young population of the State to unlock their creative potential through Start-up and Innovation so as to enable them to contribute for sustainable development and inclusive growth towards the realization of Aatmanirbhar Gujarat.


  • Create a student-centric innovation and incubation ecosystem across the academia.

  • Establish an Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem at all levels of education: Schools, Institutes and Universities.

  • Develop functional incubators at all universities in the State.

  • Scout and nurture innovation and Start-up across academia and enable them for maximum value creation for the industry, society and the State at large.

  • Build internal capacity of educational institutions and strengthening mentoring processes.

  • Promote Intellectual Property related awareness programmes and develop mechanisms for filing and approvals of IP.

  • Set up a common robust digital platform that would allow seamless support to stakeholders.

  • Develop an integrated mechanism of performance analysis by fixing predetermined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

  • Encourage students, innovators and Start-ups in sunrise sectors, traditional and disruptive technologies.

  • Formulate and implement various interventions and mandates based on learnings from best practices and past efforts to facilitate the journey of Mind-to-market.

  • Nurture the evolution of Gujarat Start-up ecosystem across its various phases like emergence, activation, integration and maturity.


  1. Any person up to the age of 35 years, who is, a school student of Foundational/Preparatory/Middle/Secondary level (Up to Class 12)

  2. A Diploma/Vocational/Undergraduate/Postgraduate/Doctoral student or an alumna/alumnus

  3. Any dropout from School/Institute/University

The innovation of the beneficiary should contribute towards either development or improvement of any product or process or service in existing or new fields; or should be a scalable business model with a potential to generate employment or wealth creation.

Benefit to Student Innovators & Start-ups:

  1. Support for Proof of Concept/Minimum Viable Prototype:  Max. Rs. 2.50 lakhs grant

  2. Class 9 to 12: Max. INR 20,000 per PoC/Prototype /Innovation

  3. Support for IPR: Average Rs. 75,000/- grant for domestic IPR filing

  4. Infrastructure, Mentorship, Networking, Travel, Library and Others support

Policy Period: January 11, 2022 to March 31, 2027.

Apply for Support:

  1. Startup Support:

  2. IPR Support:

  3. SSIP Approved PoC/Prototype: Click here

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