Pre idea

Do the right thing:

identity the right problem

Idea to prototype

Do the thing right:

create the perfect solution

Post Prototype

Make the solution accessible

Scaleup to impact the world!

Once you are sure you are working on a problem worth solving and you have brought it to the point where the concept is crystalized and waiting to be realized, PRAYAS scheme kicks-in. PRAYAS caters to the idea to prototype phase of innovation,where you get institutional and financial support to convert your ideas into a prototype

PRAYAS is a scheme of the National initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovation (NIDHI) and is an umbrella programme conceived and developed by the Department of Science & Technology(DST), Government of India for nuturing ideas and innovations(knowledge-based and technology-driven) into successful start-ups

Apply to EchoSphere


We provide

Financial aid: Upto 10 Lakhs

MATTER Facility

Access to labs and libraries will also be provided

Mentorship through SIIP

Networking, participation in various startup / entrepreneurship-based events at SID

Access to STEM, CORE and TIME2 ecosystem at IISc

Selection Criteria

  • Business plan
  • Clear road map for commercialization
  • Investment from strategic partner or from autonomous business sources
  • Applicant’s own investment & full time commitment
  • IP Potential
  • Technical Feasibility
  • Business Viability
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Customer Desirability