The Grand Challenges program is a unique innovation program of the Department of Electronics, IT, BT and S&T under Karnataka Start-up Policy 2015-2020. In this program, the Department identifies societal problems (linked to sustainable development goals) in consultation with other State government departments. The problem statement is then refined and thrown open for startups, innovators and individuals to propose potential solutions to the problem. The program uses a rigorous selection mechanism to crowd source innovations, fund them in stages and award grant money to the final winner. The program also enables access to the government departments for identifying innovative solutions. Focus sectors include Urban Development, Health Care, Food Security, Clean Environment and Education for all, etc.
The program envisages partnership with another Government of Karnataka Department. For current call, Dept. of IT, BT and S&T has collaborated with Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) for rolling out Karnataka State Mobility Grand Challenges with focus on urban mobility. This challenge aims to find feasible and scalable solutions for prevailing urban mobility problems.
Jan 17, 2022 - 10:00 AM
Feb 28, 2022 - 05:00 PM
Startup Karnataka, GoK
+91 - 080 22231007
Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) has been set up by the Government of Karnataka (GoK) under the Urban Development Department (UDD) with objective to coordinate planning and implementation of Urban Transport projects and programs. The Directorate is in general responsible for overseeing all the urban land transport initiatives in Urban/ Local Planning Areas of Karnataka and administers the State Urban Transport Fund (SUTF)
Since its inception, the Directorate has implemented many initiatives including service level benchmarking in Bangalore; preparation of policies on parking; preparation of mobility plans for cities in Karnataka; feasibility studies for mass transit systems etc. It is also working in tandem with BBMP, the city corporation of Bangalore and other city corporations on NMT initiatives. The Directorate is also spearheaded the implementation of Bus rapid Transit system between the twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad.
Phase 1: The selected startups will be eligible for funding up to INR 10 lakhs to test and demonstrate the solution in 3 – 6 months
Phase 2: From the selected startups in Phase 1, One Startup will be further selected and awarded upto INR 50 lakhs for Scaleup and Implementation for a period of 6 – 15 months.
To Apply for Karnataka State Mobility Grand Challenge 2022, it is mandatory to sign-up and login to
Startup Karnataka Portal www.missionstartupkarnataka.org
Registration with shops and establishments CANNOT be accepted as a certificate of incorporation/ registration to apply for the call.
MSME, Udyog Aadhar GST, Trade Union, KMF, VAT certificates etc. shall NOT be considered a certificate of incorporation as per the Karnataka Startup Policy Government Order.
The startup CANNOT be a subsidiary/ franchise/ white labelled reseller/ part of a group company.
The startup CANNOT have a partnership value with another company/ entity.
It CANNOT be a section 8 company or Trust/ Association/Society or a non-profit company.
It CANNOT be a Merger/ Demerger of a bigger organization.
It CANNOT be a part of any Govt. initiative/ aided partner or public-private partnership company/firm.
Applications that DO NOT comply with the mentioned ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA/ Supporting Documents will be DISQUALIFIED at any Stage of the Selection/ Funding Process resulting in the cancellation of their Application/Grant.!
Only ONE application per Startup/Entity will be accepted. In the case of multiple applications from one Startup, only the first application will be considered.
Please go through the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for the call carefully before applying.
Startups that have been WINNERS of Idea2PoC Grant Scheme/ Grand Challenges/ Unnati/Amrita” earlier WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY “
NOTE – Please note that NO CHANGES can be made once the online application form is submitted.
1. Should be an entity (Pvt. Ltd/ OPC/ LLP/ Partnership Firms) Registered or Incorporated in Karnataka. (private limited company (as defined in the Companies Act, 2013) or registered as a partnership firm (registered under section 59 of the Partnership Act, 1932) or a limited liability partnership (under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008)
2. Total revenue generated in terms of turnover from the date of incorporation should be less than INR 100 Crore
3.Startups should not have crossed 10 years from the DATE of INCORPORATION/ REGISTRATION Certificate as of 28th February,2022.
4.Startups/Entity working towards innovation, development or improvement of products or processes or services, or if it is a scalable business model with a high potential of employment generation or wealth creation.
(Please ensure that the following documents are ready as per the format and file size mentioned)
1. Incorporation/ Registration Certificate (In PDF Format. File size to be less than 1 MB)
2. Pitch Deck (In PPT/PDF Format. file size to be less than 5 MB)
Head office address
Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society(KITS)
Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T
TTMC ‘B’ Block, 4th Floor,
BMTC – Central Offices Building,
Shanthinagar, KH Road,
Bengaluru 560 027
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