India’s first lab-to-market platform for SpaceTech start-ups

with the potential to benefit diverse sectors from aviation to sustainable agriculture

About SPIN

The SpaceTech Innovation Network (SpIN), an initiative of Social Alpha supported by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is India’s first lab-to-market platform for SpaceTech entrepreneurs and start-ups.

The use of space science and technology has the potential to benefit diverse sectors, such as aviation, maritime and land transportation, urbanisation, mapping and surveying, human health, disaster management, food security and sustainable agriculture, environmental monitoring, and natural resources management.

The SpIN platform offers a focused support ecosystem that will ensure access to long-term patient capital, pooled testing, and validation infrastructure, building strong sustainable business models that will lead to new market creation for SpaceTech entrepreneurship in India.

SpIN Objectives

  1. To promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the deep science and SpaceTech landscape at the grassroots level
  2. Aggregate and accelerate access to the network of product development and validation facilities for SpaceTech and allied sectors
  3. Create a network of mentors and subject matter experts and share learning in the space
  4. Help create a de-risked pipeline of innovations ready for support and deployment
  5. To activate innovation challenges and create go-to-market programs to address commercial and cross-sectoral applications of SpaceTech and allied technologies
  6. To aggregate mission-aligned ecosystem, stakeholders to help promote and build the SpaceTech innovation ecosystem

Innovation Focus Areas

Technology Stack

  • Remote Sensing Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Internet Mapping Software Technologies
  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Augmented/Virtual Reality
  • Autonomous Control Systems
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Micro/Nano Electromechanical Systems
  • Sensor Technologies
  • 3D Sensing & Imaging
  • Advanced Material Processing & Fabrication

Platform Offerings

Go To Market Support

R&D Support

Syndicated Capital Pools

Market Access Programs

Workshops & Capacity Building

Access to Innovation Pipeline

Co-Founder Clinics

Mentorship Networks

International Collaborations

Curated Business Use Cases


Carbon Reduction
Shipping & Navigation
Battery Tech
Digital Platforms
Weather Monitoring
Smart Cities
Sensors & Materials


Who should Apply?

Start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs with science and technology based innovative solutions and applications of space technologies, including downstream and allied technologies.

Innovators looking for support primarily in product development, product commercialisation and go-to-market strategy. Applications might be submitted in either of the below categories depending on the technology/application:

Foundational Technologies

Enabling technologies that shall improve:

  • space systems and satellites’ flexibility and cost-efficiency
  • increase sustainability and accessibility
  • introduce mass-customisation and cooperative design as well as simplify and optimise operations

This is needed to access a large portfolio of promising commercial applications in space and on ground.

Please see detailed T&Cs to see examples of what technologies will fall under this category.

Downstream Applications

All activities related to the production of value-added space-related goods and services. They need to generate significant social, commercial, and economic value with an objective of having major impacts on terrestrial markets.

Please see detailed T&Cs to see examples of what technologies will fall under this category.


SpIN Applications are open on a rolling basis all year round.

  • Every Quarter, the SpIN Selection Committee will review, and shortlist applications received in the previous 3 months.
  • Shortlisted applications recommended by the Grand Jury will be part of the SpIN Cohort.
  • Applications Open for Q2 2023

    1st April 2023
  • Applications Close for Q2 2023

    30th June 2023
  • Announcement of Selections

    15th May 2023
  • Cohort Launch

    June 2023
frequently asked questions
Terms and Conditions

"Space applications cut across various domains from earth to the sky. Innovative technologies are expected to bring a paradigm shift in utilising space applications to maximise the economic, social, and environmental benefits for the larger society. I wish the SpIN platform would create a level playing field for various stakeholders to collaborate and contribute to the space ecosystem in the country"

Shri. S Somanath

Chairman, ISRO

“Space science, technology, and data have the potential to contribute to various Sustainable Development Goals with high-impact applications in ensuring food security, reducing disaster risks, preventing humanitarian crises, and monitoring natural resources. At Social Alpha, we have stayed committed to our goal of bringing breakthrough innovations to the social sector with applications across climate, health, and livelihoods, and this partnership with ISRO will significantly strengthen our ability to create impact”

Manoj Kumar

Founder, Social Alpha

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