Design Clinic for Design Expertise to MSMEs Manufacturing Sector (DESIGN)


The scheme is for increasing competitiveness of MSMEs and hence to spread awareness on the importance of design and its learning.

  • Funding support for ‘DesignAwareness’workshops & seminars
  • Funding support for implementing ‘Design’projects
  • GoI contribution of Rs.60,000 per seminar and 75% subject to a maximum of Rs.3 lakh per workshop
  • 60% of the total approved project cost or Rs.9 lakh, whichever is less, in case of individual MSME or a group of not more than three MSME applicants
  • 60% of the total approved project cost or Rs.15 lakh, 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
  • Expert agencies (industry associations, technical institutions or other appropriate bodies), for conducting seminars and workshops
  • MSMEs or groups of MSMEs as prime applicants
  • Academic institutes/design companies/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)
  • For conducting workshops and seminars, expert agencies can directly apply to design clinic centres.
  • For design projects, application can be made by MSMEs without a design company or along with design consultant/academic institution, by submitting the proposal to Design Clinic Centre, or through internet.
  • Apply online at http://www.designclinicsmsme.org/ or download the form from: www.dcmsme.gov.in/schemes