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NIDHI EIR


National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI) is an umbrella program conceived and developed by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship division, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, for nurturing ideas and innovations (knowledge-based and technology-driven) into successful startups.

To inspire the best talents to be entrepreneurs, minimise the risk involved in pursuing start-ups, and to partially set off their opportunity costs of high paying jobs, NSTEDB has introduced NIDHI-Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) Program. The Program aims to encourage graduating students to take up entrepreneurship by providing support as a fellowship.

The NIDHI-EIR Program would provide a fellowship of Rs. 10,000 to 30,000/- per month for a period of 12 months to an aspiring or budding entrepreneur of considerable potential for pursuing a promising technology business idea. If the work demands more than 12 months, it could be extended up to 18 months, but maximum fellowship amount is limited to Rs. 3.6 lakh per candidate. It is expected that NIDHI-EIR recipient forms a startup / develop a technology at the end of program.
  • EIR receipients

*Hellodoc a Telehealth app by D.Kumar Siddharth

*Uno Track - Live tracking device by Avinash Thakur

*Buzzbag - Safety wallet for women by Mayur U Shetty

*Sanjivini - Vaccine carrier by Donson D’Souza

*Expedition (Travel bag)by Anup R Kayande

*Automated farming by Vaibhav Thacker

*Drug Delivery via Intraocular Lens For Post Cataract Treatment by Joyce Pinto

*Portable water extractor from Snow & Sea water Ishani Dutta

*Back YourScience - Crowdfunding by Shashank Koushik

*BioLarvicide by Prachetha Shetty

*Electromechanical cleaning and drying of paddy by Deepen Solanki

*Virtual tour of property using VR by Shrinidhi Acharya

*Fitness Doughout by Srinivas Mishra

*Aspiration Syringe puller by Tanushree Sinha

*Binge Yard by Shalini Pallikila


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