Catalyst AIC now has a full-functional, state-of-the-art incubation infrastructure in Jaipur, spreading across 11,000 sq.ft. The space has been designed keeping in mind the kind of vibrant and bustling environment that technology entrepreneurs need, backed by high-end facilities for the team as well as the incubated startup teams. Launched recently, Catalyst AIC has already entered into significant partnerships with various organisations including Jaipur Rugs, Social Alpha, LEAD at Krea, RAIN, Sirohi, TiE, Upaya Social Ventures, Creative Dignity, among others.
Over 500 entrepreneurs from across India have shown interest in the program set up by Catalyst AIC – the newly launched incubation and innovation centre. For the first shortlisting phase, a total of 90 applications were received, while 20 applications will be shortlisted in the second round.
Catalyst Atal Incubation Centre, an incubation and innovation centre set up by IFMR Society under NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission, was successfully launched virtually recently. The launch was graced by Mr Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director for Atal Innovation Mission (NITI Aayog), Dr Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor at Krea University and Ms Sharon Buteau, Executive Director, LEAD at Krea University. Other dignitaries at the e-launch were Mr Mahavir Pratap Sharma (Global Chairman, TiE) and Mr Ramesh Mangleswaran (India Director, McKinsey). The centre supports and helps scale innovative startups in the inclusive tech domain, which build products focused around unserved and underserved communities in India’s last mile. Along with the launch, Catalyst AIC also announced that the ‘Call for Applications’ for the programme is now open. Entrepreneurs interested in creating valuable business opportunities for themselves and the artisan community can apply to the program by heading to the Catalyst AIC Website, here.
Deadline for applications is 05 December 2020.