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MV–Proto | The Prototype Development Program



PROTO is the flagship incubation program at Maker Village that equips startups to design and prototype electronics hardware providing support through the product development journey upto technology/product validation. The program offers holistic incubation support including co-working space, mentoring, networking and focused training courses for startups.

Applications for admission to Maker Village will be made in the name of registered entity within the meaning of the Companies Act, 2013.


Program Highlights

    • Infrastructure facilities such as physical office space, computing & communication facilities, fabrication and 3D printing machines and specific software on demand.
    • Experienced consultants will provide support in strategy development, market research, business development, financial planning and human resource strategy.
    • Access to Corporate-Startup Business connect platforms and mentorship programs composed of successful startup executives, venture capitalists, industry experts and academia. Free advisory from Experts- legal, CA, IP, fund raising.
    • IT Support: Online platform for HR, Cloud credits
    • Cash and grants:
      * Upfront cash of Rs. 5 lakhs (Rs. 2.5 lakhs for virtual incubation)
      * Application for EIR (30K/m) in first six months*
    • Training courses will focus on business basics as well as technical topics such as electronic prototyping, PCB design, PCB automated testing, 3D printing, Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA).

You are Eligible to apply if ?

    • Direct applicants or MV IDEA Graduates or Any grant award winners
    • IP and Product Based Start-ups in the field of electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) domain
    • Proposals with clear Market/ User validation
    • Proposals with potentials for strong identifiable involvement or interaction with IIITMK faculty
    • Proposals which will have high growth potential, social and strategic impact
    • Proposals supported by any of GoI (central/state) initiatives, where Incubation support is a requirement.

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