Scheme Name :- Scheme for 'Building Design expertise of MSMEs Manufacturing sector (Design clinic scheme)'- an NMCP Scheme

Objective and Brief Description

The objective of the scheme is to increase the competitiveness of MSMEs through design and hence spread awareness on importance of design and its learning.

Who can apply?

  • Expert agencies(industries associations, technical institutions or other appropriate bodies) for conducting seminars and workshops
  • MSMEs or Group of MSMEs as prime applicants
  • Academic institutes/design company/ design consultants etc as co-applicants along with a designated MSME (prime applicant)
  • Individual (e.g. design students) as co-applicants in collaboration with the academic institution and MSME (prime applicant)

What is funded?

  • Funding support for ‘Design Awareness’ workshops & seminars
  • Funding support for implementing ‘Design’ projects

Extent of Funding Support

  • GoI contribution of Rs. 60 thousand per seminar and 75 % subject to a maximum of Rs 3 lakhs per workshop
  • 60% of the total approved project cost or Rs. 9.0 Lakhs, whichever is less, in case of a individual MSME or a group of not more than three MSME applicants
  • 60% of the total approved project cost or Rs. 15 Lakhs, whichever is less, in case of a group of four or more MSME applicants
  • 40% to be contributed by the applicant MSME(s) in both cases
  • Reimbursement of 75% of expenses by GoI subject to maximum of Rs 1.5 lakh for final year student. 25% to be contributed by MSME.

Application procedure


For units to apply for this scheme the beneficiary unit should be new to using design and preferably should not have used internal or external design expertise before A unit is free to chose a design consultant from the list of empanelled consultant or in case no consultant is chosen by the unit the Design Clinic Center will allot a consultant.

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