1.1.1 Faculties (current and retired) including adjunct faculty from Universities/ Research Institutes of Gujarat & India
1.1.2 Students, Research scholars and current project staff from Universities/ Research Institutes of Gujarat & India
1.1.3 Alumni of GTU
1.1.4 Not for profit -Startup companies wanting to be entrepreneurs
1.1.5 For profit organization: Existing entrepreneurs/Business group & grant supported
1.1.6 Indigenous micro & /or small companies or Industry associations
1.1.7 Students/Applicants supported or enrolled under any programme like MBA (IVE) or any other managed by the University, GTU Innovation Council or Design Innovation Center
1.2.1 The proposal of abide nature & should confine with thrust area & objective of AIC-GISC Foundation
1.2.2 Proposals with viable Innovative & technology based idea with clear market validation, and value addition must be proposed if similar product/technology exist in the market
1.2.3 Proposals supported by any of GOI (central/state) initiatives, where incubation center support is a requirement.
1.2.4 Not for profit -Startup companies wanting to be entrepreneurs.
1.2.5 Proposals related to students enrolled in programmes supported or run by GTU or GTU Innovation Council
Applicants should fulfill any of the Sub-Criteria of Criteria – I & must fulfill all Sub criteria of Criteria II as mentioned above. Any other category shall be automatically considered as Indigenous Micro & / or small companies subject to the approval of the Screening cum Recommending committee. Such category is eligible provided the project is Innovative. However, the preference will be given to start-ups, in case the lab space is a constraint.