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Himachal Pradesh

Chief Minister’s Startup/innovation Projects/new Industries

New Industries
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In order to turn the educated youth from job seekers to job creators and in order to give support to the ‘Startup’ and ‘innovative projects’ in the state and to provide skills to the youth and potential investors to develop entrepreneurship “Chief Minister’s Startup/Innovation Projects/New Industries Scheme” has been formulated. The scheme envisages various incentives for startups so as to enable the entrepreneur’s success in their ventures.
The scheme also makes provision for the creation of incubation Centers in the host institutions in the State in order to build capacities, develop networking, establish the necessary infrastructure, and generate awareness. The basic objective of this scheme is the creation of self-employment and employment generation, the upgrading of the skills of entrepreneurs and providing them support to set up their units under professional guidance, promotion of innovation in focus areas, setting up of incubation centers, creating working space for startups and innovative projects, providing incentives, etc. This Scheme also aims at helping and hand-holding entrepreneurs to select viable projects in the potential areas in manufacturing and service sectors and train them to set up startups and subsequently manage and run their enterprises professionally.

Aims and Objectives
  1. Self-employment/ employment generation and income generation.
  2. To promote new ideas/ products and processes suitable for commercialization through startups.
  3. Set up Incubators/Incubation Centers in the state.
  4. Handhold new enterprises and entrepreneurs.
  5. Help entrepreneurs gain knowledge, expertise and avail assistance as provided under various schemes being implemented by State/Central Govt./Other institutions.
  6. Facilitate and promote innovation
  7. Facilitate startups and Innovation Projects
  8. To facilitate creation of incubation space
  9. Facilitate adequate investment to startups
  10. Facilitate venture capital funding
  11. Promote Human Capital
  12. To promote Industrial development in the State.

Key focus areas of the Scheme for Innovation Projects
  1. Technology driven Innovation in any sector
  2. b Rural infrastructure and facilities, crafts, arts, water and sanitation, renewable energy, healthcare, etc.
  3. Cleantech
  4. Agriculture, Horticulture and the related areas
  5. Food Processing
  6. Retail
  7. Tourism and Hospitality
  8. Mobile, IT and ITes including hardware
  9. Biotechnology

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