Policy Vision & Objectives

1 Policy Vision

Policy Vision

To develop IT as a vehicle for holistic socio-economic development of Uttar Pradesh with a focus on creating employment, promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and enhanced quality of life

2 Objectives


  1. To instill and nourish entrepreneurship and innovation by providing impetus to Start-ups, Incubators, Centers of Excellence.

  2. To lead digital empowerment through creation of citizen centric services, whereby welfare is generated across all sections of the society.

3 Definition of Startup

An entity will be considered as Startup under UP Startup Policy 2017 if following conditions are met:

  1. Up to 7 years and for biotechnology startups up to 10 years from its date of incorporation / registration.
  2. Turnover for any fiscal year has not exceeded INR 25 crore.
  3. Should be registered in Uttar Pradesh.
  4. Entity should not have been formed by splitting up or reconstruction a business already in existence.
  5. Incorporated as either a Private Limited Company (as defined in the Companies Act, 2013), a Registered Partnership Firm (registered under section 59 of the Partnership Act, 1932) or a Limited Liability Partnership Entity (under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008).
  6. Working towards innovation, development or improvement of products or processes or services, or if it is a scalable business model with a high potential of employment generation or wealth creation.
  7. A entity will be a startup on fulfilling the conditions defined by GoI, vide notification no. GSR 501 (E) dated May 23, 2017 (and as amended time to time).

Avail benefits offered under the Startup Uttar Pradesh Initiative

For Startups

For Incubators


Start-up Promotion Cell

Serves as the nodal agency to register/recognise/certify, the start-ups established in the state. Secretary IT is the convenor of the cell. The cell would also engage professionals/agencies for the following functions, who would provide services to the start-ups on a shared services model, at notified rates:

  1. Management

  2. Human Resources

  3. Technical

  4. Legal

  5. Finance

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