Veltech TBI




  • To enable translation of an innovative idea to a prototype.
  • To provide a platform for faster experimentation and modify approaches in the idea to market journey.
  • To generate innovative solutions relevant to the local and global problem.
  • To attract a large number of youth who demonstrates problem solving zeal and abilities.
  • To work on their new technology/knowledge/innovation based startups. To enhance the pipeline in terms of quality and quantity of innovative startups to the incubators.
  • To build a vibrant innovation ecosystem, by establishing a network between innovators, academia, mentors and incubators.

NIDHI PRAYAS Program as the scheme suggest is to help – young and aspiring innovators. The focus is to provide support/funding from idea to prototype. The priority areas for supporting innovations under NIDHI PRAYAS program are manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, clean-tech, energy, water and Internet of Things (IOT) and other technology areas.

The maximum support can be provided per innovator/incubatee is upto Rs. 10 lakhs.

Eligibility for Innovators for PRAYAS support

The PRAYAS program is focused to provide funding support to individual innovators. Innovators should use the PRAYAS grant, primarily to convert their ideas into prototype. The IP generated if any, should vest with the Innovator / Start up. It cannot, however, be used for supporting:

  • Innovators / Startup who do not / will not own the Project know how/ IP.
  • Funding research / student internship in Academic institution or R& D organisation.
  • Innovators /Team/ Startup who is already supported once under NIDHI PRAYAS.
  • Innovators who do not have the necessary NOC on IP, granting sufficient time to work on PRAYAS project from their respective organisation / institution.
  • Innovator supported under NIDHI-EIR in parallel with NIDHI-PRAYAS.
  • Innovators who do not have a roadmap / will towards commercialization.

The eligibility criteria for the applicants are as follows

Any individual applying for PRAYAS has to be an Indian Citizen with a government approved proof of nationality such as a valid passport, voter’s id etc. The applicant should be in the age group of minimum of 18 years, as on date of application.

1. Individual Innovator OR Team of Innovators: –
  • The innovator should have the knowhow of the PRAYAS project. For team of innovators there has to be –
  • An agreement among the team about the lead innovator who would apply, and the funds will be transferred to the lead innovator’s account (after selection)
  • IP generated would vest with the innovator / team and it would be further taken for commercialization

2. In case of Founders, Co -founders of Startup applying for PRAYAS:-
  • At the time of application, the period of existence of a Startup and its operations should not exceed 7 years from the Date of Incorporation,
  • Wants to develop the prototype for a new product, for which they may have not received similar kind of support.
  • Company should have annual turnover not exceeding Rs. 25 lakhs for any of the financial year since its inception.
  • IP generated would vest with the Startup

3. Innovators in employment OR Students with any R& D organisation/Academic Institution
  • It is mandatory that the innovators pursuing PRAYAS should have the Project know how and own the IP.
  • The innovator has to seek the NOC from their organisation / institution.
    The NOC should have the following
  • A. Permission to apply for PRAYAS and the innovator will be granted sufficient time to work on the PRAYAS project,
    B. IP generated would vest with the innovator / team and it would be further taken for commercialization

4. Preference may be given to those innovators
  • Who have bootstrapped or have got co-investment commitment
  • Who have clear road map for commercialization or start up creation
  • Women innovators
  • Young innovators

5. NIDHI-PRAYAS grantee should be fully committed to work towards the prototype development for which the support is being sought and should not treat this as a stop gap arrangement to support any other pursuits.

6. The innovator can avail the NIDHI-PRAYAS support only once and they should not have sought the similar support previously, from other Government of India organisation/Institution for the same innovative concept as proposed in the application form.

Restrictions for PRAYAS

  • Student applicants pursuing long term research projects like doctoral research projects or similar projects will not be supported
  • Professors or Academicians engaged in teaching with any academic or R&D institute.
  • The projects relating to software development and those involving pure academic research are not eligible.

Formats for Progress Report and UC/SE to Prayasee’s

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Facilities Available at Vel Tech – DST Prayas Shala Fab Lab
Sr.No. Equipment Name Equipment detail
1 3D Printer Brand - STRATASYS
Model - STRATASYS F270
• 305 x 254 x 305 mm build envelope
• 3 materials – ABS, PLA & ASA
• Grab CAD Print
• 4 slice heights (0.330mm, 0.254mm, 0.178mm & 0.127mm)
• 4 material bays
• Auto material change-over

Operational area- Prototype, Product development, Manufacturing, End-use parts, Medical, Education
2 PCB Printing Machine Brand - LPKF Laser & Electronics AG
Model - LPKF ProtoMat E34
Specification –
• Material size - 229 mm x 305 mm x 5mm

Operational area- Drills holes, Lays down the track, Dispenses solder paste, Reflow SMDs into Your Circuit
3 CNC Milling Machine Brand - Siemens
Model - Siemens-808D Basic CNC Controller
Specification –
• Table size - 250 mm x 700 mm
• Travel- X-350mm, Y-200mm, Z-300mm

Operational area- Face milling, End Milling, Side and face milling, Drilling
4 CNC Router machine Brand - Weikong
Model - NK105G2/G#
Specification –
• Table size - 600 mm x 600mm x 100mm
• Software- Mach 3

Operational area- Wood Carving, Metal Carving
5 Digital CRO Brand - Tektronix
Model - TDS2024C
Specification - 200MHz-2GS/s-4-CH-TFT color, Input Voltage: 100 VAC to 240 VAC

Operational area – Benchtop Oscilloscopes Oscilloscope; Digital Storage 200MHz 2GS/s 4-CH TFT Color Display USB Ports certificate of traceable calibration standard
6 Soldering Gun Brand – Weller
Model - Weller WE 1010
Specification - Weller WE 1010 Soldering Station, 230V

Operational area – Soldering work station
7 Blower Brand - Leister Technologies India pvt.Ltd,
Model - MISTRAL 6 System 230V/3400W
8 Microcontroller programming tool Brand - Xilinx Inc
Model - Xilinix ZYNQ All Programmable SOC ZC702
9 PCB Software(Eagle) Brand - Autodesk
10 Keil Software Brand - Embedded Systems Solutions
Model - Keil MDK-PRO-ED25
Specification - Software: MDK-ARM Microcontroller Development Kit
11 Low Cost Multipurpose Endurance Drone DIY Kit Brand - Dazzle Robotics
Model - Pixhawk FSi6 1Kg (RKI-1973)
12 18DOF 6Legged Intelligent Hexapod DIY Project w/t Servo Control
Brand - Dazzle Robotics
Model -RKI-2526

Servo Upgrade 18 x RKI-1204 Metal Gear Servo

13 17DOF Humanoid Aluminium Frame DIY with 18 servo Controller Brand - Dazzle Robotics
Model -RKI-2524 Servo Upgrade 17 x RKI-1206 METAL GEAR DUAL SHAFT 16KGCM Servo
14 Rapid Robot Platform for Robocon
Brand - Dazzle Robotics
Model - RKI-4072
15 Streak RC Brand - Dazzle Robotics
Model - RKI-2370
All Terrain Robot Ready to use with 1Km Range
16 All Terrain Robot, 6 wheel drive with Independent wheel suspension Brand - Dazzle Robotics
Model - RKI-6023 Ready to use with 1Km Range of radio controller
17 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Kit Brand - Quality Quest Engineers
Model - Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Kit
Specification -
1. Including 1 x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ 1 x Micro USB Power supply 5V,3A 1 x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B/B+ case (Red+White), 1 x RJ45 Ethernet patch LAN cable 1 x HDMI to HDMI cable (Black colour) 1 x High Quality 16 GB Class 10 SD Card 1 x USB SD card Reader,
2. Arduino Mega 2560 REV 3 with USB Cable
3. OLED Displauy Screen 128x64
4. Raspberry PI camera
5. Finger clip Heart rate Sensor
6. Bluetooth Module
7. Sensors
18 Resistors, Capacitors, Diode,IC, Variable resistance, Copper clad, Rechargeable battery(4V),Battery Brand - Texonic
Operation area - Prototyping
Magnetic stand, Magnetic dial, Precision vice, C CLAMP SET, Wrench,ER 32 COLLECT SET, PRALLEL BLOCK,ANGLE PLATE
Brand – VGK Enterprises
20 Other General Measuring tools & hand tools Brand - VGK Enterprises
Nidhi Prayas Grant Funded Prayasee's Name of Innovator Company name Title of the project Domain of the Project Total Amount Sanctioned (Rs)
1 Srinivasan Yagnanarayanan Square comp Solutions (MSME - Proprietary) Virtual Reality Headsets for Smartphones Manufacturing 9,50,000
2 Raghuveer Ramachandra GaloreTX Pharmaceuticals Private Limited Discovery of a selective and orally bio available small molecule inhibitor of CTLA-4 for immunotherapy of cancer Health Care 10,00,000
3 Aadhitya Fearless thinkers (MSME-Partnership) Bio-Combin Clean 8,10,000
4 Rudresh Karn O Print (MSME-Partnership) O Print (Low cost 3D printed cosmetics) MANUFACTURING 30,000
5 Hemalatha.P Smart Dustbins (MSME-Proprietary) Smart garbage Monitoring System Manufacturing 30,000
6 Manova L.M Haastofix (MSME-Partnership) Aquatic Drone Water 5,00,000
7 Singaravelan V Kaveri Aerospace (MSME-Partnership) Production of Low Cost Portable Brown's Gas Torch Energy 7,30,000
8 Santhosh Muralidharan Blinkeyelabs Electronics Private Limited AI based IoT Automotive Solution IoT 10,00,000
9 Kaviyarasu P Virtual Sapiens(MSME-Proprietary) Virtual Sapiens Development of Virtual Reality based Teleportation bot for remote access. Manufacturing 5,00,000
10 Preetha.T.S Electric solar vehicle(MSME-Partnership) Electric Solar Vehicle-Car Frame Design and HUB Motor Driving System Energy 30,000
11 Sathyanarayanan A R Embright Infotech Pvt Ltd Auticare - An Autism Diagnosis & Therapy Module Health Care 9,50,000
12 Lakshana Krishnan Lak’s Handloom Creations (MSME-Partnership) Laks Handloom Creations Manufacturing 3,00,000
13 Parithi Govindaraju Okulo Aerospace Private Ltd Solar Powered High Endurance Aircraft for Remote Operations (SPHEARO) Energy 9,00,000
14 Murugesh Kumar SK SCERMLIND Healthcare Innovation Pvt Ltd URUFIT IoT 4,00,000
15 Deepak Kumar D.R GreenPod Labs Private Limited GreenPod Active Packaging Agriculture 5,00,000
16 Manasa Gonchigar Pure Scan AI Private Ltd. Pure Scan AI Agriculture 4,20,000
17 Rudra Nath Ghosh Regenco Innovation Private Limited Affordable 3D Bio-printed skin templates as a Commercially viable skin Substitute Health Care 9,00,000
18 Dr. Chitra. K Jeshron Biotech Solution Private Limited, Chenna Fabrication Of Novel Bovine Teat Cup For Prevention Of Mastitis In Dairy Farms Manufacturing 8,25,000
19 Janakiraman JK Technologies (as a partnership Firm), Bangalore Retinal Imaging System Health Care 7,50,000
20 Mr. Rayala Yoganadha Sai Garage Valley Private Limited, Hyderabad Automatic Sanitizer Dispenser Health Care 3,50,000
21 Mr. Sabariswaran S Brain Buds (MSME - Proprietary) Ergonomic wheelchair for geriatric care Manufacturing 8,50,000
22 Prajwal Shetty Samyama Sahyadri Tech LLP Tech LLP Early detection of breast cancer through thermal screening Energy 7,30,000
23 Sravan Kumar Charge IT UP (MSME - Proprietary) CU REGEN for electric vehicle Energy 5,20,000
24 Satyajit Jagtap Insculpt Technologies LLP STEM Education for Future Education 10,00,000
25 Rishi Agarwal Ayusla Private Limited. Ayurvedic Personalized Nutrition Companion Health Care 8,75,000
26 Nirosh Kumar GO THRIVE Technologies (OPC) Private Limited I Pract-ace - Intelligent Player Assist IoT 9,48,000
27 Dr. Kalaiarasi THREMEAR Private Limited A diagnostic strip adhered menstrual pad for early detection of hormonal imbalance in women Health Care 5,04,000
28 Paul Pradeep J Medcuore Medical Solutions Private Limited ARIA - Smart Oxygen Concentrator with Integrated Air Quality and Vital Sign Monitor Health Care 9,05,000
29 Subramanian S Individual Innovator Smart inverter battery trolley with active cooling system Manufacturing 2,43,000
30 Mandar Waghmare Newtons Apple Security Solutions LLP NATASHA - Secure Home Assistant IoT 6,00,000
31 Dr Jasmine Shanthi Biomed Implants and Research Technologies LLP Novel Interphalangeal and metacarpophalangeal joint implants for patients with injured or damaged joints Health Care 6,00,000
32 Dr. Reshma Ayswaria Microbolite Private Limited Lab scale prototyping of a Biodegradable modal fiber dressing fabric finished with natural antibacterial compound for enhanced wound healing Health Care 3,00,000
33 Adrian Melroy Corneleo TAD AIRCON Private Limited An air filter assembly to improve indoor air quality Manufacturing 4,00,000
34 Shama Bhat IUVA Food Private Limited Developing recombinant protein expression system for large scale production of dairy Healthcare 6,00,000
35 Ashish Anand SELFDOT Technologies (OPC) Private Limited Non Clonable Copy Proof QR code for Credible Traceabiity IoT, Manufacturing 6,00,000
36 Mr. Jitesh Pandey BiliSURE (Registration in process) Non-Invasive bilirubinometer to screen neonatal jaundice in a Cheaper, Faster & Painless way Healthcare 4,00,000
37 Mr. Ramkumar M.K Abhaya-3cd Private Limited Male Incontinence Device Healthcare 7,00,000
38 Pavuluri Sasikanta Naga Pavani 30M Genomics Private Limited PNGScreen: An integrated Point-of-care platform to detect fetal aneuploidies in very low resource settings Health Care 6,00,000
39 Dinesh Babu Finova Quadcopter Private Limited Hubless Motor Manufacturing 5,00,000
40 Robin samson Anana Technology (MSME Reg) Controller embedded axial flux motor Manufacturing 6,00,000
41 Arpit Chauhan Erkey Motors India Pvt. Ltd S.M.A.R.T Electric Motorcycle Electric Vehicle 6,00,000
42 Praveen Daas Pradco Private limited An Electric Airless Fluid Handling & Spray Apparatus Manufacturing 6,00,000
43 Sriveera M Aparoks Tech Private Limited PAC DOC CARDIO TROPHY Health Care 4,00,000
44 Bala Yeshwanth Ram V Inger Therapeutics Pvt Ltd Suprabody based Diagnostic kit for Tuberculosis Health Care 6,00,000
45 Dhanraj Sundaram Afleq Automotive Private Limited Afleq Multi Utility Electric Two Wheeler Clean tech 5,00,000
46 Dr. T. Anand B Aatral Bioscience Private ltd CRISPR based diagnosis kit for malaria Health Care 5,00,000
47 A.Tamilselvi Deepta Food Products Development of value added products from Concentrated Calcium and Iron rich Ragi Milk extract flour and Ragi husk Health Care 4,00,000
48 Dr. Anil Kumar Mavila inDERMA Medical Devices Design & Development of an operational friendly semi motorized economical body cleansing device for paraplegic & quadriplegic patients for improving their quality of life Manufacturing 7,00,000
49 Mr. JoyalFrancis Private Limited Smartedgeteq Private Limited Smart Power Train System Predictive Analytics solution for Micro-Mobility EVs Manufacturing 5,00,000
50 Dr.K.B. Ramachandran MICHA Life Sciences Private Limited Development of enzymatic technology for the manufacture of cefdinir from acetyl cefdinir Health Care 4,00,000
51 Ishwariya Senthilnathan Blinc Smart Homes Private Limited Universal base-frames and adaptable glass panels for Blinc’s touch switches Manufacturing 4,00,000
52 Dinesh Yali Aerospace Private Limited Enhancing healthcare infrastructure using our VTOL - Fixed wing drones and the drone stations Aerospace 800000
54 Gaurav Ruia E-Impact Mobility Private Limited PedalX PowerUp Automobile 700000
55 Amit Saini Wayo Robotics Private Limited Robotic Dog Platform Mechatronics 500000
56 Dr. P. Indira Engulftor Agri Farms Private Limited IOT enabled field monitoring and alerting devices for the farmers Agritech 500000
57 Deepak Modern Molecular Diagnostics MMD Efficient and Reliable Tissue Transport for NGS and 3D Cell Culture Applications in Tissue-Based Biopsy Analysis Biotechnology 900000
58 Ananth Ram N Gantham Ventures Private Limited Nephro- friendly electric cooker Manufacturing 500000
59 Akash AtumX Innovations Private Limited Heka Mechatronics 780000
60 Dr. V. Mahima Eazythings Technology Private Limited IoT MLOps based Edge device for industrial equipment health monitoring Manufacturing 500000
61 Saravanakkumar V P Innovative Health Connect Private Limited Walkfree Health Care 600000
62 Mr. Balakrishnan Ethirajulu Veltron (MSME - Reg) AGRIBOT Manufacturing 700000
63 Abhishek Dubey Goalwon Universal Private Limited Portable inverter solution with lithium ion battery Manufacturing 5.3 lakh
64 Vibhor Jain AeroDome Technologies Private Limited Swarm Technology for Drones Aerospace 700000
65 Shreya Agrawal Excelsior Agri Ventures Private Limited Bharat Krishifin Manufacturing 500000
66 Lokeshwaran E Tamizh Kaipesi Manufacturing 600000
67 Rati Gugnani Doctorspectra Technological Services Private Limited Developing NIR multispectral camera operating in the wavelength range of 700-950 nm (First of its kind in India) FoodTech 690000

Our Monitoring Committee Members

Dr. Shankar Venugopal

Vice President – Mahindra & Mahindra. Technology Leader, Prolific Inventor & Innovation Coach - Focus on Disruptive Tech. & Sustainable Sol.

Mr. Ponmanivannan G B

Principal Technology leader, Head TSIC, L&T Technology Services Ltd

Mr. Balram Nair

Vice President Alternate Investments at ACSYS Investments Private Limited

Dr. Senthilkumaran K

Faculty Incharge - Centre for Smart Manufacturing, Coordinator - Teaching Learning Centre & Assistant Professor, IIITD&M, Kanchipuram

Mrs. Lavanya .R

Manager – SISFS – Nidhi Prayas Vel Tech TBI

Dr. Rajaram Venkataraman

Strategic Advisor - NIDHI CoE Vel Tech TBI

Dr. P Chandrakumar

Dean Industry Relations & Technology Business Incubator, Vel Tech TBI

Nilofar Nisha

Manager – Nidhi Prayas Vel Tech TBI