The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) conceived the National Startup Awards to recognize and reward outstanding startups. It aims to cover flagship schemes launched by the Government of India through innovations in corresponding areas, thereby solving community problems at large. Consideration was given to champion sectors identified by the Government, with a focus on improving India’s manufacturing capabilities towards the mission of an “Atma Nirbhar Bharat”. The measure of success is not only the financial gains for investors but also their contribution to the larger social good. The awards recognized exceptional startups across various parameters:
- Providing innovative solutions to solve real problems and challenges for India
- Developing innovative technologies, products and solutions from India to the world
- Building businesses that are scalable, sustainable and responsible
- Delivering measurable developmental gains
StartupTN was the ecosystem partner for National Startup Awards 2021. 2177 Startups applications were received for NSA 2021 and 147 startup applications were from Tamil Nadu. 3 startups were selected as winners, Tvasta (Industry 4.0 Sector), WeGot Utility (Drinking water Sector) and Agnikul Cosmos (Space Sector).