Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) is implementing Multiplier Grants Scheme (MGS). MGS aims to encourage collaborative R&D between industry and academics/ R&D institutions for development of products and packages. Under the scheme, if industry supports R&D for development of products that can be commercialized at institution level, then government will also provide financial support that is up to twice the amount provided by industry. The proposals for getting financial support under the scheme are to be submitted jointly by the industry and institutions.
Industry Applicable: IT Services, analytics, enterprise software, technology hardware, Internet of Things, AI.
Fiscal Incentives: The Government grants for individual industry would be limited to a maximum of INR 2 Cr per project and the duration of each project should, preferably, be less than two years. For industry consortiums, these figures would be INR 4 Cr and three years.
Time Period: 2-3 years