Chandigarh offers sops to start-ups filing patent, creating infra : The Tribune India
Dushyant Singh Pundir
Chandigarh, September 26
To promote entrepreneurship in electric vehicle (EV) mobility in UT, start-ups filing national and international patents will be reimbursed up to 50% of the cost.
The cost incurred by the start-up in fees and all other costs associated with the registration of intellectual property rights (intellectual property) will be subject to a ceiling of Rs 2 lakh for domestic intellectual property rights and Rs 5 lakh for international intellectual property rights.
Eligibility criteria to get an incentive
- Startups must be registered with Startup India with a valid certificate from the Center
- Startups must have their headquarters in Chandigarh
- Should offer products/services/USPs in the EV industry/ecosystem
- Plan benefits should not be considered a right
- CREST reserves the exclusive right to accept/reject applications
Offer short courses
- The Admn aims to foster skills development, training and job creation, as the manufacture and maintenance of electric vehicles requires a skilled workforce.
- Promote industry-led e-mobility center of excellence for advanced electrical and automotive research in conjunction with key institutions/welfare networks/industrial units
- Short courses on e-mobility, electric vehicle power equipment, repair and maintenance, battery manufacturing and maintenance will be introduced by education and transport departments
However, the incentive will only be given to the first 10 eligible patents as per the Electric Vehicles (EV) Policy recently notified by the UT administration to make Chandigarh an “EV Model City” by realizing one of the strongest penetrations of zero emissions. vehicles (ZEV) in all Indian cities by the end of the five-year policy period.
Aimed at fostering research and innovation in electric mobility and promoting entrepreneurship in the space, UT would support the objectives through the development of entrepreneurship and for this, start-ups of electric vehicles would be encouraged by incentives, an official said.
Regarding infrastructure development, UT will grant Rs 3,000 per seat (for training) on a monthly basis with a maximum incentive of Rs 18,000 per month only for the top 10 start-ups related to zero-emission mobility for the political period.
To qualify for the incentive, start-ups must be registered with Startup India with a valid certificate from the Government of India. Only startups that are headquartered in UT will be eligible for this scheme.
Also, only start-ups that have their products/services/USPs in the EV sector/ecosystem can reap the benefits. However, the benefits of this program will in no way be considered an entitlement and the Chandigarh Renewal Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society (CREST), the nodal agency for the implementation of the EV policy, will reserve the exclusive right to accept or reject applications.
In addition to encouraging startups, the UT administration will promote the industry-led e-mobility (CoE) Center of Excellence for advanced electrical and automotive research in partnership with leading academic institutions/ angel networks/industrial partners in Chandigarh.
With this policy, the UT administration also intends to foster skills development, training, and job creation, as manufacturing and servicing electric vehicles requires a skilled workforce, which differs from conventional automobiles.
To ensure a smooth transition to electric mobility, UT will undertake special efforts for skills development in electric vehicles.
For this, short courses on electric mobility, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), repair and maintenance, battery manufacturing and maintenance will be developed and introduced by the Department of education in conjunction with the Chandigarh Department of Transport.
As such, polytechnics will offer two-week courses in electric vehicle awareness for skills upgrading. The Chandigarh administration, in partnership with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and concerned/interested service providers, will develop skills enhancement centers to deliver professional courses on the electric vehicle ecosystem. The Skills Improvement Centers will aim to train Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) mechanics/workforce in the repair and maintenance of electric vehicles and charging stations.