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StartUp Runway

Launched on 19th February 2019, “StartUp Runway” is a unique concept initiated by GeM to promote entrepreneurship through innovation. This program is an opportunity for agile and lean Startups to reach out to the universe of Government Buyers by offering products and services that are unique in concept, design, process and functionality through StartUp Runway corner.

DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) certified Startups are invited to offer their products/services for procurement on Government e Marketplace (GeM).

StartUp Runway aims to:

  • Enable Startups to introduce thier unique innovations to government and PSU buyers.
  • Assess utility and market acceptability of startup products/services.
  • Ultimately spur hyper-local job-creation and wealth generation to achieve inclusive growth by way of helping startups.
  • Key Highlights


    # of Startups Registered on GeM

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    # of Products from Startups

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    # of Orders to Startups

Process of Application

Points to Note

StartUp Runway shall be anchored and operated by DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) and supported by GeM SPV.

Please note that StartUp Runway at GeM, does not certify a Product/Service to be innovative/unique as defined by DPIIT (earlier DIPP) or any other authority. This is only a facilitation corner for the Products/Services which are being claimed as innovative/unique by the Startups and not availed earlier by any Government Department/Ministry.

This program covers all offerings created indigenously with the exception of products/services belonging to Heavy Plant & Machinery, Medicines, Agricultural Chemicals, Foods, Farm & Fishery Goods, Weapons, Firearms, Explosives and Oils.

Innovation Categories for Startups on GeM

Artificial Intelligence [AI]

Big Data and Analytics

Fintech, Block-chain

Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics [Next Gen IoT, 3D Printing]


Health and Life Sciences [Biopharma, Medtech, Digital Health]




Gaming [Mobile and eSports]

Advertising Technology

Consumer Electronics

Unique Startup Products on GeM

Motorbike Fire Engine

Motorcycles Engine Powered and mounted Water Mist Extinguisher High Pressure Type

Health Kiosk

Advanced 40+ Non invasive & Invasive health parameter & tests kiosk

Rescue Water Craft

Unmanned Easily Deployable Radio Controlled Safety and Rescue Water Craft.