NIDHI Programs

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

NIDHI-Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) would provide fellowship to an aspiring or budding entrepreneur of considerable potential for pursuing a promising technology business idea. Candidates with degree/diploma in science/engineering, can apply.

NIDHI-PRomoting and Accelerating Young and ASpiring technology entrepreneurs (PRAYAS) is specifically to support young innovators turn their ideas into proof of concept. An Innovator / founder of a startup with minimum age of 18 years having clear roadmap for commercialization, can apply.