SAMRIDHI 3.0 InnoQuest

Strategic Acceleration for Market, Research, Innovation & Development: a Holistic Initiative for ICPS Startups (SAMRIDHI)

SAMRIDHI, India’s Premier Investment-Driven Startup Acceleration Program, a flagship initiative by the IIT Ropar Technology and Innovation Foundation, iHub – AWaDH.

On the 12th of August, the inaugural SAMRIDHI Conclave 1.0 left an indelible mark in the world of startup acceleration. This remarkable event saw an impressive commitment of 4 Crore Rupees in investments being made in the top 12 startups, each securing financial support of up to 50 lakhs in funding. Following to success, second edition of SAMRIDHI was hosted on 02 Dec 2023, that received huge support of 400+ participants, and a total investment of 5Cr was committed.

But SAMRIDHI is not just an event; it’s a movement. Both edition received unwavering support from the entrepreneurial ecosystem, with more than 220 dedicated partners, 300 stakeholders, and over 800 enthusiastic participants. Notably, 150+ distinguished delegates served as experts, speakers, and jurors, collectively sealing 20 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to boost innovation and entrepreneurship. A total of 25 Startups were invested with total funding of 5Cr, as part of DST NM-ICPS Investment.



Our mission is to transform India into a global technology and research hub. We extend a warm welcome to all enablers and members of the research and student community to join us for SAMRIDHI Conclave 3.0, on 24 Feb 2024, as we embark on the path to a brighter, more innovative future!


About SAMRIDHI 3.0  – InnoQuest

 SAMRIDHI 3.0 – InnoQuest, coinciding with IIT Ropar’s Foundation day, embodies a visionary celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. This edition will prominently feature the technological prowess of AWaDH and its startup portfolio, creating a platform for new ideas and serving as a facilitative platform for the seamless integration of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) technology within the agritech ecosystem. SAMRIDHI 3.0 aims to catalyse Innovation and Entrepreneurship by recognizing and honouring startups through Innovation and Technology Awards across various categories including Agriculture Automation and Information Systems, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Water Treatment and Management, Stubble Management Systems & Urban Farming, Nuclear Applications in Agriculture and Water, and lastly, Water and Soil Assessment Process. This event will have ideathons for Students, Innovators, Researchers and Entrepreneurs to showcase Ideas, Proof of Concepts, and Prototypes:

The competition will be across 4 categories for Students / Researchers based on the Themes mentioned below.


Students / Researchers (School, College, University Students, and Research Scholars, PhD Scholars, etc)

  1. Agriculture Automation & Information systems
  2. Livestock Health Monitoring & Management
  3. Water Treatment & Conservation
  4. Soil Assessment Processes

The prizes for the Students / Researchers across each sub-category will be as 15k INR, 20k INR, and 25k INR.

SAMRIDHI 2.0: Scheduled for 02 December 2023

With higher goals and commitment this time. A total of 5 Cr shall be invested in 12 potential startups.


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