Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur


About the Programme

Technopreneur Promotion Programme (TePP) supported by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India, is a novel support mechanism to tap the innovative potential of an entrepreneur. It aims at provides grants, technical guidance and mentoring to independent innovators having original ideas to emerge as entrepreneurs by incubating their idea and enterprise in two phases.


The TePP has the following objectives:
• To promote and support untapped creativity of individual innovators
• To assist the individual innovators to become technology based entrepreneurs (technopreneurs)
• To assist the technopreneur in networking and forge linkages with other constituents of the innovation chain for commercialization of their developments.

What supports are available

The financial support available at various stages of innovation value chain are.
Micro Technopreneurship Support (TS)
TePP Project Fund (TPF)
Supplementary TePP Fund (STF)
Seamless Scale-up Support for TePP (S3T)
Who are covered

Any innovative Indian say a student, scientist or an engineer, artisan, or a housewife etc. The individual must have an innovative idea / project, which has the potential of commercial utility and/or societal absorption.
Projects that are NOT covered
• Generic proposals on software development.
• Proposals for patenting only.
• Basic scientific research projects with no immediate commercial entity.
• Projects of academic nature (student projects and/or research projects).
• Proposals of grass root innovators and school children.

Please note that:
• Faculty research and student projects are not supported under TePP, but faculty start-ups and student entrepreneurs are eligible provided they possess technology commercialization rights.
• start-ups are not supported under TePP but start-ups with innovative delivery models of S&T to rural beneficiaries are eligible for support.