NIDHI-EIR program

DST supported National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovation (NIDHI) programs

About NIDHI-Entrepreneur In Residence (NIDHI-EIR)

The NIDHI-EIR Programme would provide subsistence grant to an aspiring or budding entrepreneur of considerable potential for pursuing a promising technology business idea. It will provide support to early-stage, product-focused young entrepreneurs working on the innovative big ideas.

Objectives : The programme aims to

  • To encourage graduating students to take to entrepreneurship by providing support as a fellowship.
  • To provide a prestigious forum for entrepreneurs to pursue their ventures without any additional risks involved in technology based businesses.
  • To create, nurture and strengthen a pipeline of entrepreneurs for incubators
  • To make pursuing entrepreneurship related to a technology business idea more attractive amongst available career options.
  • To enable creation of new start-ups by entrepreneurs and significant progress towards raising funding or investment.

Opportunities to NIDHI-EIR recipients :

  • A grant support of Rs.10,000 – 30,000/- per month for a period of 12 months, office space and administrative support
  • Guidance from experienced, innovative and successful entrepreneurs on business concept, strategy.
  • Co-working spaces for developing idea into marketable product.

Eligibility – Click here

Application Closed.

For enquiries please email : nidhieir-pep[@]