Strategic Program for Research Innovation and Next-Gen Tech-Commercialisation

Last Date: 05 Sept 2023
08-09 September 2023
11 September 2023
5 September 2023
12 September 2023
15 September 2023
30 September 2023
March 2024
1 March 2024
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Startup Pitches / Edition
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Loan / Equity per Edition

Benefits For Participants

Technology Validation and Due Diligence

Support from Prototype to product launch

Partnership, Collaboration and Connects

Testbed and support in joint technology Development

Deployment of Market ready products

Support in exploring Global Market

Customized Training & Mentoring

Investment and financial support for Startups

Support in Tech commercialization

Technology enhancement for pre launched Products

About the SPRNT

Strategic Program for Research Innovation and Next-Gen Tech-Commercialisation (SPRINT)

SPRINT accelerates research ideas of innovators, researchers, and aspiring entrepreneurs interested in building startups or seeking support for Tech Commercilization. It offers resources, mentoring, lab access, funding, and international collaborations, emphasizing innovation, development, and tech commercialization. SPRINT is a research-preneur incubation program for those entering the startup ecosystem, supporting ICPS research ideas in DeepTech, hardware, and software R&D. 

Under the SPRINT Initative, iHub – AWaDH provides support to  a) Research Ideas to Startup at early stage; b) Technology projects for validation, upgradation and commerclisation. 

Application on rolling basis . .

Note: These terms are just for the overview, if you meet any of the criteria, do apply for the program.

Selection Procedure - SPRINT


AWaDH team will invite applications and entries from startups and entrepreneurs through rolling basis or by open innovation challenges.


The Metrics based screening will be done by internal committee. Startups with prior technology, innovation, IP and Patents shall be prioritized.

Internal Pitch

Participants have to go through internal pitch evaluation session in front of the internal Incubator Seed Management Committee (ISMC)

Demo Day

The startups selected in R3 will have to pitch Infront of the external expert committee consist of Investors, VC Firms and External ISMC.


Startups recommended by Incubator Seed Management Committee and Demo Day panel will be funded through Grant, Equity or loan of upto 50L.

Partnership Opportunity

We invite your support in terms of potential investment opportunities in the showcased startups / Ideas or projects, as a CSR Contribution or as Host / Co-host / Tech partner / Co-organiser / Banking partner etc .

We also extend an invitation for your support regarding potential co-investment opportunities in the showcased startups & ideas.

Startup and Academic

₹ 01 L


₹ 5 L


₹ 10 L

Title Sponsorship

₹ 20 L

Partnership benefits are based on regional partners and SPRINT Edition hosted by them. In case you are interested to host one, Academia Partnership can be opted.

Esteemed Partners for #SPRINT (Editions)

Contact Us!

Mukesh Kestwal
Chief Innovation Officer

IIT Ropar - Technology Innovation Foundation (AWaDH)


Dr Radhika Trikha
Chief Operating Officer

IIT Ropar - Technology Innovation Foundation (AWaDH)