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 enterprise 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 recepients

Company Name Representative Name
Hellodoc a Telehealth app D.Kumar Siddharth
Expedition (Travel bag) Anup R Kayande
Back YourScience - Crowdfunding Shashank Koushik
Fitness Doughout Srinivas Mishra
Uno Track - Live tracking device Avinash Thakur
Automated farming Vaibhav Thacker
BioLarvicide Prachetha Shetty
Aspiration Syringe puller Tanushree Sinha
Buzzbag - Safety wallet for women Mayur U Shetty
Drug Delivery via Intraocular Lens For Post Cataract Treatment Joyce Pinto
Electromechanical cleaning and drying of paddy Deepen Solanki
Binge Yard Shalini Pallikila
Sanjivini - Vaccine carrier Donson D’Souza
Portable water extractor from Snow & Sea water Ishani Dutta
Virtual tour of property using VR Shrinidhi Acharya
QME5 Rakesh Kothari
CMyoot Electric Kick Scooter Hiren Bhanderi
Myoelectric Upper Limb Prosthesis Satyam Chaturvedi
3D Printed Upper Limb Orthosis Amartya Gupta
Post Surgery garment for breast cancer Anwar e Mustafa
Fund my Crop Sharath Patil
Social hoox Shamnas
Abbaqus : An AI driven research, Collaboration and professional development platform Nitesh Kumar Yadav
NSR : Nutrition Support Resources Platform Nikesh Kumar Jain
Badumtsh : Online services for Musicians Saurabh Shetty
3d Bioprinted grafting for skin Rudranath Gosh
Development of antibacterial agent for textile industry Reshma A
Development of process to convert plastic waste into tiles Atishay Jain
Dronile – Design and development of hovering missile Debasis Doki
Vernacular and Turnkey Fleet management solution Kamaljith Deka
Design and development of a dental aerosol evacuator Mahima Mishra
VAJRR- Market Place for Precious Goods of Jewelry Sector Srinivas Kini
Design & development of a kit for converting a scooter into electric scooter Suyog Wagh
Design and development of Ampoule Breaker Prateek Kapoor
Bedside Health Monitoring System David John Saldanha
Reverse logistics mechanism for end-of-life Lithium-Ion batteries. Santhosh Kumar
Online media platform for technology and entertainment content. Rohit Pandit
Online booking platform for salon & wellness centers Sumanth
Optimization of food crop production Loganathan Selvam
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