With you in your journey to commercialization


How It Works


Online Application

Submit your application online by 31st December 2018 11.59 P.M IST


Assessment Process

Expert feedback at each stage of the shortlisting process


Handholding & facilitation

Shortlisted innovations receive dedicated commercialization support


Industry & Partner Connections

Access to exclusive events, connects and community

Key Benefits

  • bellTaking your innovation to market
  • atomConnections to industry and ecosystem
  • validationTechnology validation support

*Eligibility Criteria

Both individuals and organisations having a working prototype can apply

About AGNIi

Accelerating Growth of New India's innovations (AGNIi) is a transformative step in this direction. AGNIi empowers innovators inside research labs and at the grassroots with a platform to bring their solutions to industry and to market. By bringing innovators, academia and industry closer together, AGNIi will enable innovations to scale up and benefit society at large.

Housed at Invest India, the National Investment, Promotion and Facilitation Agency, AGNIi is spearheaded by a dedicated team under the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. By providing a platform for innovators to scale up their market ready products, AGNIi will help propel India into a new era of inclusive socio-economic growth.


To support and augment initiatives undertaken by multiple stakeholders driving India’s innovation goals and help connect owners of innovative and new-frontier solutions with the market.

Governing Council Co-Chairs

Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan
Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan
Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India

Professor K. VijayRaghavan is the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and previously served as the Secretary of Department of… Read more

Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Cabinet Secretary of India

Mr. Pradeep Kumar Sinha was appointed the Cabinet Secretary of India on May 29, 2015 by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Mr. Sinha… Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

What is AGNIi?
Who can apply to AGNIi?
What are the benefits to apply?
How do I apply?
What is the last date to apply?
Is this scheme limited to patented/protected technology only?
Does AGNIi provide funding?
What is AGNIi?

AGNIi is an initiative of the Government of India to bring innovation, industry and society closer together. The initiative will help connect owners of innovative solutions with the market and industry and create the necessary synergies across the initiatives undertaken by multiple stakeholders driving India’s innovation goals.

Who can apply to AGNIi?

Any individual, MSME, Startup, Research Programme, Academic institution or organization working on innovative products with at least a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that can be commercialised can apply.

What are the benefits to apply?

AGNIi hosts a gamut of services to help an innovator achieve their desired goal:

  • Connection with the industry to scale up and advance the innovation to the market
  • Expert feedback on design, unit economics and idea protection to help the innovator further refine their idea and strategy
  • Online training modules for the innovators and mentorship programs/workshops
  • Opportunities to network and connect with other ecosystem players and access to infrastructure for developing products
  • Technology validation support and recognition by experts to support the innovator in their commercialization journey
  • Support for different modes of commercialization such as technology transfer, licensing, joint ventures and setting up a business.
  • Opening opportunities for funding and investment
  • Recognition on a national platform for selected innovators and their work via outreach and marketing
How do I apply?

Please complete the application form available on this website to submit your innovation. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation message on your registered email ID.

What is the last date to apply?

The last date to apply for the first AGNIi cohort is 31st December 11.59 P.M. IST. The dates for the next cohort will be announced at a later date.

Is this scheme limited to patented/protected technology only?

The scheme is open to both patented and non-patented technology.

Does AGNIi provide funding?

AGNIi is a facilitation and not a funding program. The program includes facilitating select innovative solutions to connect with funding agencies and investors.

Innovators' Videos

Dr. Mudrika Khandelwal
Assistant Professor, IIIT Hyderabad
Juhee Ahmed
Pradeep Palelli
Founder, Thanos Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Vineet Gandhi
Assistant Professor, IIIT Hyderabad
Vinay Chaddha
CEO, GVC Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Manish Ranjan
Co-Founder & CEO, Nanocare Health Service Pvt. Ltd.
Soumitra Das
Founder, Soujhe Innovative Healthcare Devices
Sudeep Reddy
Founder & CEO, Spinlogics Software Solutions
Vivekanand Vellanki
Co-Founder & CEO, Qalaxia
Jai Vikram Singh Verma
Founder, Spiqi
Gutha Vaishnavi Reddy
Founder, Docturnal Pvt. Ltd.
Chakravarthi Bhupathiraju
Founder, Thoughtniques Technologies
Geetika Sharma
Co-Founder, Vizara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Sandeep Nagpal
Founder & Director, Shayna EcoUnified
Dr. Subasis Sarangi
Founder, Siamaf Healthcare
Sreenivasa Rao Ganapa
Founder, Lab To Market Innovations
Dhirendra Singh
MD, Airshed Planning
Anuj Awasthi
Co-Founder, Kanopy Solutions
Deepanjali Kanoria
Founder & CEO, Heyday Care LLP
Abdullah Haq
Co-Founder, Novasys Labs
Jatin Kewlani
Director, Nanoclean Global Pvt. Lmt.

AGNIi Ecosystem

  • Department of Science & Technology
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Defence Research and Development Organisation
  • Department of Agricultural Research and Education
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Health Research
  • Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Department of Space
  • Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
  • Society for Electronic Transactions and Security (SETS)
  • Cellular Operators Association of India
  • CII
  • Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence
  • Indian Wind Power Association
  • Solar Power Developers Association
  • T-Hub
  • iCreate