NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND HARNESSING INNOVATIONS
NIDHI (National Initiative for Development and Harnessing Innovations), an umbrella
program is pioneered by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of
India, for nurturing ideas and innovations (knowledge-based and technology-driven) into
The Indian startup ecosystem has seen a lot of activity in terms of growth of number of
startups that emerged and also in terms of deals for funding that got closed and amount
that were funded.
Against this bright background, however, the challenge that the young student innovators
face is to raise the initial funding for his/her startup.
Having reached the stage where s/he has done the technology demonstration and has a
working prototype, the innovator is now looking for preparing his business plan, product
validation and launch of startup.
Product development and validation is his/her major challenge at this stage.
To take forward student innovations in IEDC / NewGen IEDC programme to
To promote student startups.
To accelerate the journey of idea to prototype by providing initial funding assistance.
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