The NSIIR – National Sustainability Impactor Institution recognition aims to honour institutions those who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment to addressing global challenges, promoting sustainable practices, and making a positive impact on communities and the environment.

About Us

Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) RAISE is India’s 1st startup incubation Centre focusing on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by delivering solutions through start-ups to environmental problems. We work on nurturing and supporting start-ups that use technology and creativity to solve social and environmental problems.

We support mission-driven founders and start-ups by providing all necessary support to achieve their mission.
Sustainable Development Goals
Who can apply?

An institution passionate about UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and active engage in Sustainability Initiatives with Measurable Impact, Innovation and Creativity, Documentation and Evidence, Collaboration and Partnerships can apply.

Scoring Criteria
An Institution’s total score in a given year is calculated by combining its score in SDG 17 with its best three results on the remaining 16 SDGs.
The score from each SDG is scaled so that the highest score in each SDG in the overall calculation is 100 and the lowest score is 0. This is to adjust for minor differences in the scoring range in each SDG and to ensure that Institutions are treated equitably whichever SDGs they have provided data for. It is these scaled scores that we use to determine which SDGs a university has performed in most strongly; they may not be the SDGs in which the university is ranked highest or has scored highest based on unscaled scores.
SDG 17 accounts for 22 per cent of the total score, while the other SDGs each carry a weighting of 26 per cent. This means that different institutions are scored based on a different set of SDGs, depending on their focus. The score for the overall ranking is an average of the last two years’ total scores.
10th September
Application submission
2nd week of September
Evaluation and Review
4th week of September
Selection Process
1st week of October
Award distribution
Evaluation Criteria

Integration of SDGs in Curriculum


Student Engagement & Empowerment

product-market-fit (1)

Research & Innovation


Campus Operations & Facilities


Community Engagement & Outreach


Collaboration & Partnerships


Monitoring & Reporting


Leadership & Institutional Commitment