Medium Enterprises to relax norms pertaining to prior experience/turnover for micro and small
      enterprises.
      Tax Incentives
            Income Tax exemption provided to eligible startups for any 3 consecutive assessment years
      out of 7 years are extended from 3 to 5 years as provisioned earlier. To avail these benefits, a
      Startup must get a Certificate of Eligibility from the Inter-Ministerial Board (IMB).
      Fast-tracking Patent Examination
            A Scheme for Startups IPR Protection (SIPP) for facilitating fast track filing of patents,
      trademarks and designs by Startups has been introduced. It provides for expedited examination
      of patents filed. This will reduce the time taken in getting patents. The fee for filing of patents for
      Startups has also been reduced up to 80 per cent.
      Self-Certification based Compliance Regime
            Compliance norms relating to environmental and labour laws have been eased in order to
      reduce the regulatory burden on Startups thereby allowing them to focus on their core business
      and keep compliance costs low. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
      (MoEF&CC) has published a list of 36 white category industries. Startups falling under the
      ‘White category’ would be able to self-certify compliance.
      Research Parks
            Research Parks are being established at IIT Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kharagpur, IISc
      Bangalore, Gandhinagar, Delhi and Bombay to propel successful innovation through incubation
      and joint R&D efforts between academia and industry.
      Promoting Startups in Biotechnology
            With the aim to foster and facilitate bio-entrepreneurship, Bio-clusters, Bio-Incubators,
      Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) and Bio-Connect offices are being established in research
      institutes and universities across India. Seed fund and Equity Funding support is also provided to
      bio-tech Startups under the initiative.
      Mobile App and Startup India Portal
            Startup India web portal and mobile app has been developed and operationalized since
      2016.
      Startup India Hub
            Startup India Hub was operationalized in 2016 to resolve queries and handhold Startups. A
      digital extension to Startup India Hub, an intelligent online hub was operationalized in 2017
      which will serve as a platform where all the stakeholders of the Startup ecosystem can
      collaborate and synergise their efforts. It will facilitate location-wise and sectoral mapping.
      Intellectual Property Rights
            DIPP is entrusted with the responsibility of formulation of policy in respect of Intellectual
      Property Rights (IPRs) i.e., patents, designs, trade marks and geographical indication of goods.
      The Department administers Intellectual Properly Rights (IPRs) Legislations, namely, the Patents
      Act, 1970, Designs Act, 2000, Trade Marks Act, 1999, Geographical Indications of Goods
      (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999, Copyright Act, 1957 (as amended in 2012) and
      Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act, 2000. It also administers establishment