Niti Aayog’s Atal Incubation Centres

The Niti Aayog under its Atal Innovation Mission has shortlisted 6 institutions to receive 10 cr each for the promotion of start-ups in India. These were winnowed down from 232 applications.

The 6 selected institutions are:

  1. The Bio-Incubator at C-CAMP affiliated to NCBS, Bangalore

  2. NIT-Trichy’s TREC-STEP

  3. Amrita University’s Technology Business Incubator

  4. IIM-Bangalore’s NSRCEL

  5. 91Springboard, a multi-city co-working space

  6. Access Livelihoods Consulting India, a social enterprise

While the first four are typical choices, the last two are interesting. 91Springboard is a for-profit co-working space that also incubates startups and ALC India does a lot of ‘social consultancy’ but also incubates startups. It will be interesting to see how these different groups use this money and the patterns of investment.