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The NIDHI Seed Support Scheme offers financial aid to deserving FiiRE incubated startups, helping them scale their venture



Forum for Innovation Incubation Research and Entrepreneurship (FiiRE) has been selected as a centre to facilitate the NIDHI-Seed Support System is an initiative of the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology & which aims to provide financial support in the form of seed support to startups to aid them with product scaling and commercialization. By applying for the NIDHI Seed Support Scheme, startups in the TourismTech space can gain access to the necessary funding and incubation support to help them bring their innovative ideas to life. With the financial assistance provided by NIDHI-SS, startups can build a strong financial foundation, attract investment from various sources, and develop technologies and products that can transform the tourism industry and create new opportunities for growth.
National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations

Focus Areas

Eligibility Criteria
  • ¬†Startups applying for this scheme should have a minimum of three months of Physical
    Virutal Incubation at FiiRE.
  • The startup should be a registered company in India.
  • Persons holding Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)
    would be considered Indian citizens for the purpose of this scheme.
  • This scheme is not meant for Indian Subsidiaries of MNC/Foreign companies.
  • The shareholding by Indian promoters in the incubatee startup should be at least 51%


Proof of Concept

We provide financial aid and mentorship to startups in the early stages of ideation. Our aim is to help
entrepreneurs refine their concepts, conduct market research, and develop a robust proof of concept that
demonstrates the potential of their innovative solutions in the tourism industry.

Prototype Development

We support startups in the development of prototypes and minimum viable products (MVPs). Through financial
aid, technical expertise, and industry connections, we enable entrepreneurs to bring their innovative ideas to life,
building functional prototypes that can be tested and validated in real-world scenarios.

Product Trials

We believe in the importance of validating products and solutions in real-market conditions. We provide
financial support to startups for conducting product trials, gathering user feedback, and iterating on their offerings
to ensure they meet the needs and expectations of the tourism industry.

Market Entry and Commercialization

We assist startups in scaling their operations and entering the market successfully. We provide seed funding and
strategic guidance to help entrepreneurs refine their go-to-market strategies, secure partnerships, and establish a
strong presence in the tourism industry.