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Design Clinic Scheme for design expertise to MSMEs Manufacturing sector (DESIGN)

Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 40 lakh grant to MSMEs for Design Development


To bring the MSME sector and design expertise on a common platform and to provide expert advice and solutions on design problems, resulting in continuous improvement and value addition for existing products. It also aims at value added cost effective solutions.

To create a sustainable design eco system for the MSME sector through continuous learning and skill development 

Bring the industrial design fraternity closer to the MSME Sector 

Develop an institutional base for the industry’s design requirement; 

Increase the awareness of the value of design and establish design learning in the MSME 

Increase the competitiveness of local products and services through design.

Salient Features 

• Applicability of project funding is to an individual MSME or a group of MSMEs coming together. 

• A Design Company/ Academic Institutions will visit the unit and scrutinize all designs relevant fields & will suggest next steps to be taken. 

• Project Proposal to be prepared and to be submitted to Design Clinic Centre for consideration. 

• Implemented through National Institute of Design (DIPP Institution), IISc- MSME Center of Excellence & CSIR New Delhi

Major Activities

i. Design Awareness- Seminars & Workshop Design Seminars

ii. Design Projects – Professional Design Projects & Students Design Projects 

Professional Design: 

To facilitate MSMEs to develop new Design strategies and or design related products and services through project interventions and consultancy. (GoI contribution @ 75% for micro, 60% for SMEs for the project range Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 40 lakh.) 

h2Students Design Projects: 

Students in the final year under UG/PG programmes from institutions recognized by design clinic centre are eligible under this activities for the project work done for respective MSMEs. (GOI contribution @ 75% for the project cost of Rs. 2 lakh) 

Who can apply?

All MSMEs with Udyog Aadhaar Registration

Scheme Guidelines:

Performance / Achievements: